Behaviour Modification

Fear - Aggression - Leash Reactivity - Reactivity

 

Does your dog lunge, growl or bark at other dogs or people? Are they over stimulated in public? Does the approach of people, dogs or novel objects scare them or overexcite them?

Handling an over-reactive or fearful dog has many challenges but we are here to help! When you book with us, you will work one on one with our certified behaviour consultant or senior trainer who both specialize in fear and aggression. They will set both you and your dog up for success, develop a realistic management and safety plan and help build your confidence in training and handling your dog.

*All behaviour modification clients are required to get a vet check to rule out any medical issues before we meet 

Behaviour Modification/Reactivity

Aggression/Reactivity Towards People Inside and Outside the Home

(lunging, growling, barking)

Aggression/Reactivity Towards Dogs on or off Leash

(lunging, growling, barking)

Aggression/Reactivity When People or Dogs Walk by the House

(lunging & barking from windows/fences/balcony)

 

Fear of Strangers or Family Members

(including children)

Aggression/Reactivity Towards Moving Objects

(cars, bikes, skateboards, etc.)

 

Fear of Objects

(collar/harness, lawn mower, vacuum, novel items etc.)

Noise Sensitivity

(loud vehicles, thunder, kitchen appliances, fireworks etc.)

Environmental Fears

(car rides, different floor surfaces, noisy/crowded places, etc.)

Fear of the Vet or Groomer

 

Please note - Separation anxiety & resource guarding cases will be referred to trainers who specialize in these areas

 

Training Options

All packages start with a comprehensive 60-90 minute consultation which can be done in person or virtually. During the consultation, we take a full history of your dog, get an idea of your lifestyle and routines, set you up with safety and management strategies, develop a custom training plan and walk you through the training exercises needed to start your plan. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a full breakdown of what to expect when you book with us.

Basic Reactivity Package

$350 plus GST

1 x Comprehensive Consultation

Session will be 60-90 minutes

+

1 x 30 minute follow up Out & About session to practice skills

(recommended to book 2-3 weeks apart)

Advanced Reactivity Package

$775 plus GST

 

Advance your skills with our most flexible plan and receive some extra perks!

1 x Comprehensive Consultation

Session will be 60-90 minutes

+

3 hours of additional coaching

Your trainer can meet with their dog, work one on one with you in the environment or continue practicing any skills that need refinement

Choose between 30, 45, & 60 minute follow ups

+

1 free pass for our Tri-Cities Reactive Dog Club ($45 value)

(Meetups are in Coquitlam and Pitt Meadows. If your dog is not suitable for the club this holds no additional value)

Additional training sessions may be transferred to the Tri Cities Reactive Dog Club if you qualify and we feel it would be more beneficial.

*NEW* Reframing Reactivity

Online Self-Study Course - $395

For the month of September, use code BTS100 to get $100 off

Looking for help right away? We have a brand new comprehensive online course to give you a head start in your training. This 8 module course will help you understand your dogs needs, how to read their body language and give lots of skills for you and your dog to tackle leash reactivity to people, dogs and other triggers, dog-dog conflict in the home, window barking, sound desensitization and much more! The bonus, you can download the free app and have easy and fast access to your course on the go.

To see the full curriculum or sign up, click here!

*You will receive lifetime access to the online course for as long as it is hosted

 

Add ons

Do you want to work in person with our behaviour consultant or trainer? Would you and your dog benefit from working in a group setting? If you are located in Metro Vancouver or the Fraser Valley, BC take advantage of our in person add ons. 

30 minute in person session - $95 plus tax

60 minute in person session - $175 plus tax

3 pack of 30 minute sessions - $255 plus tax

In person sessions can be with our behaviour consultant, they can bring their dog or work in the environment

All sessions will take place within Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge or Mission

Tri-Cities Reactive Club - $45

 Canines in the community - in Partnership with HugABull

Free monthly group class in Langley BC

Click here to learn more

Join the Canines in the Community Facebook Group to stay up to date with upcoming dates!

What to expect when you book with us

When we meet, we start by looking at your dog’s daily routine and see if we need to make any adjustments. From there we will discuss your current challenges to get a solid understanding of what is going on.

Next, we set some goals, management and safety strategies and begin creating a custom training plan.

We finish by going over the training plan to ensure it is manageable for you, show demonstrations where needed, answer any last questions and go over any homework to get started on before receiving your follow up notes and training plan via email.

Before we finish, we will book in any follow up appointment(s) if not already done.

 

It is recommended to book follow ups 1-3 weeks apart.

After the consultation, you will receive a training plan with step by step instructions, handouts and other educational tools. This will be sent within 10 days of your appointment unless otherwise specified.

We recommend writing down any questions before we arrive and also encourage taking notes, however, that is not required!

 

Follow ups

Follow ups are done in person and can be indoor or outdoor, though outdoor is preferred at this time

(masks are required for all sessions throughout the pandemic)

Your first follow up is generally booked 2 weeks after your consultation.

Additional follow-up lessons are generally scheduled 2-3 weeks apart

They are great for those of you who prefer hands on help with the implementation of the training plan, have multiple skills to work on, refining your dog training skills or keeping on track with your training plan with pre-booked appointments.

It is recommended that all sessions are completed within 6 months of the initial booking to ensure consistency in training

Sessions expire 12 months from initial booking

Please Note: We do not guarantee any results in training. Due to the nature of behaviour and all factors involved, time frames and progress will vary. Client compliance and completion of homework tasks is necessary for training plans to be successful.