Cooperative Care Package - teaching your dog to cooperate with routine care.
This package will get you and your dog well on the way to better communication! Wouldn't it be nice when you have to put the leash on, if your dog was not wiggling all over the place! Or when you must trim toenails to not have a wrestling match! You will learn how to tell your dog that you need a certain behavior, and they will be allowed to consent, or not. Your dog to feel like they have some control over what happens to them, and this builds their confidence in the relationship. Don't worry, dogs love this process so it is rare to have them say no!
This package is customizable, to suit your needs!
Choices include clipping harness or collar on, attaching leash, checking ears/eyes/teeth, trimming toenails, basic grooming.
Behaviors learned would include the chin rest, paw offer, hold still, touch, focus, turn (to offer rump or tail).
The base package includes:
- 2 private sessions, where you will learn-
- The behaviors compatible with your choice of 2 cooperation needs, and how to train them.
- Follow up support via phone/email/text.
Each additional behavior/cooperation choice that you need assistance on would be $50.
Register by filling out the Behavior History Form on the Forms page. Please indicate how many behaviors you want to train for and/or why (I want to train the chin rest so I can check my dog's teeth). Payment can be online here, or with check/cash at our first appointment.