Behavior Consultations and Private Training
Behavior Consultations: All new clients start here. Rely on a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with 12+ years training and consulting experience to form a specialized management and training plan for your dog. Our Behavior Consultations are conducted virtually via Zoom online meeting. During your 60-90 minute consultation, we talk about the behaviors you want to change, why they might be happening, and start you and your dog on the road to success with a management plan focused on safety and immediate relief.
The consultation is a time for information gathering and question asking, as well as an opportunity for us to observe your dog and prepare you for what training and behavior modification will look like going forward. We follow-up with a written copy of the initial starter plan. Private Training sessions are recommended to implement and progress your plan. Get more information on Behavior Consultations here.
Behavior Consultations are appropriate for:
Why virtual? Changing your dog’s behavior begins with reducing their stress. Virtual Behavior Consultations allow us to meet in a relaxed manner without causing fear or distress to your dog. All you have to do is have a strong internet connection and web cam and we’ll do the rest – including observe your dog, demonstrate techniques with our own dogs, and get started on your plan!
Private Behavior Modification and Training sessions: During these 60 minute sessions, we continue to flesh out the pieces of the plan for you and your dog’s success. Sessions are conducted 1-2 weeks apart initially in order to jumpstart you in the right direction. Private sessions are conducted in-person at your home or mutually agreed upon location, or via Zoom online meeting depending on your location and goals.
Private Training Pricing:
We recognize behavior issues take time and energy to solve. We will let you know at your initial Behavior Consultation which package we recommend for your particular goals:
Package of 6 sessions: $550
Package of 12 sessions: $1050
Micaela is an excellent dog trainer. Our dogs love working with her. Her positive methods bring out the best in them – and they are always sad when a session ends and they have to say goodbye. She is great with us people too, offering customized suggestions with a relaxed, no judgement manner that is very reassuring. Working with her has brought a lot of peace to our household.
When I first adopted my senior dog Filbert (2010) I watched many episodes of The Dog Whisperer. After a week or so of frustration I contacted you for help as to how to POSITIVELY integrate my new, nearly blind, dog into the mix of cats. To say that your advice ‘helped’ is an understatement! The human-canine-feline harmony here is nearly zen like now. I just want to thank you for helping our family find a positive way to communicate. Even after our Vet said initially “an adult Jack Russell can never be brought peacefully into a home with 3 adult cats!” We proved them wrong! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Thank you Micaela! Hachi and I always enjoy your classes. You are always clear, concise…and your pacing is spot on. Hachi was never bored! We hope to see you again soon. Here’s to being a life long learner (Hachi’s motto!)
You helped us get a grip and control some of the crazy! Neighbors comment on how much more calm she is now and how much more quiet she is. She just needed direction and to be told what is acceptable and what she is supposed to do. She is doing well in dog parks and with her kitty roommates. She stays with them for up to 6 hours while I am at work with no trouble.
Micaela Frank speaks “dog.” She is sharply attuned not just to what dogs communicate vocally, but what they say with their bodies, their ears and their faces. She is endlessly patient and creative in designing positive strategies to address challenging behaviors, and she brings an energy and enthusiasm to her work that is absolutely contagious. Micaela’s love for dogs — all dogs — is obvious!
I have benefited from Micaela’s expertise twice now. Once with a fear reactive puppy as well as with an adult dog. Her ability to read dogs is unsurpassed. After careful observation and direct instruction for the handler, she devises a plan for the owner to work on prior to the next session. I highly recommend Micaela for any of your dog’s training needs.