Bill wanted his young lab “Abby” to be well-mannered. I detected concern and irritation as he described how “Abby” still jumped on people, pulled on leash, did not come or follow other commands reliably despite efforts to train her. To help Bill out, I suggested private training so we could get things under control. With 30 years experience successfully helping owners modify behavior I could sympathize with Bills frustration. I coached Bill through changes he needed make to better meet Abby’s needs, allowing her to be more sane. Helped Bill implement prevention strategies for those times he was not able to help Abby learn and helped them work through a customized training plan to teach Abby acceptable behaviors.
Our goal is make your life easier by changing your dog’s behavior!
Behavior Problems We Can Address
jumping on people
playfully biting people
Please note – dogs that get upset, are fearful, aggressive or anxious do not qualify for this program. Instead please see our Changing Emotions Program
Commands we can work on:
Lets Go – nice leash walking
Go to Bed
Get it – retrieving
Off – get off furniture, counters etc.
Our training advocates techniques that do not cause pain or fear involve
1. Meeting the dog’s need
2. Setting the dog up for success through prevention and appropriate training levels
3. Interrupting incorrect behavior without rewarding it.
4. Teach the correct behavior using rewards so it is more likely to occur.
How it works
We set up an initial consultation (at The Well-Mannered Dog) to evaluate your dog, get information about your goals and to form a training plan. – If you want training to take place at your house, please call to make special arrangements.
After the initial consultation, you schedule 4, 8 or 12 appointments for training.
100.00 per hour
Travel Charge (if training take place at your house) – 17.50 per 1-15 minutes of travel.