Overview of Services

It all starts with an Initial Consultation

How I Can Help You

I specialize in herding breeds (and herding breed mixes). My training and behavior modification programs all account for the specific traits and needs of these sensitive and sometimes weird (don’t deny it!) dogs. I am especially passionate about creating solutions for herding breed dogs who bark, lunge, growl, or scream first and ask questions later. I also have a soft spot for adolescent dogs. My super power is breaking big goals into a series of simple and effective steps. Some specific areas that might interest you:

  • puppy training & socialization for herding breeds
  • overcoming reactivity toward dogs or people
  • reliable off-leash recall
  • resolving resource-guarding
  • eliminate misdirected herding behaviors such as nipping, chasing, and stalking
  • enrichment activities for herding breeds
  • basic household manners
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Change is inevitable, change will always happen, but you have to apply direction to change, and that’s when it’s progress. — Doug Baldwin

Step One

Your first step is to schedule an Initial Consultation with me to discuss where you are right now with your herding breed dog and where you want to be. The purpose of the consultation is to determine the best way to reach that goal and to get you started. 

Because herding breed dogs are often senstive to change and new places, I conduct all Initial Consultations via Zoom. This also makes life easier for you because you won’t need to travel or manage your dog in a new location. Future sessions may take place in person or virtually depending on what works best for your situation. Initial Consultations are scheduled for 90 minutes and cost $225. 

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What happens next?

Near the end of your initial consultation, we will discuss the best course of action for achieving your goals with your herding breed dog. That will likely include either enrollment in my Herding Hooligans program or in 1-1 Coaching. The links below will send you to more detailed information about these options.