The consultation is an information-gathering and discussion session.

The consultation is an information-gathering and discussion session. If there are behavioral issues of concern, we may attempt to observe the problem behavior(s) before making an assessment. However, this is not mandatory, and often not needed- we don’t need to stress a dog and see a dog bite in order to know he bites! We will discuss training goals and aim to formulate an appropriate plan of action for the dog and the household. If time permits, we can dive into working with the dog and learning on our feet with some basics. Owners will leave a consultation with clear knowledge of what behaviors they need to start practicing, what they should stop doing, and what they’re doing right and should continue.

The Details

Location: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all initial consultations are one hour and must take place virtually.  Please see “Virtual Training” for more information.

Duration: 1-1.5 hrs

Who: It is best to have all primary caretakers present for the consultation.

What to prepare

  • Try to ensure your dog has eliminated before the meeting, so we aren’t worried about an accident occurring
  • Since a consult is more about us talking, it’s best if your dog is a little tired before we meet
  • If you have a chew toy or puzzle toy that can be stuffed with food, save this for the consultation appointment so your dog can have a project while we speak

For behavior modification

  • We will email you a behavior assessment form. Please have this completed and returned to us as soon as possible.
  • For our safety, we may request that your dog is gated, crated, muzzled, or leashed when we enter.

Consultation: $250 Follow up appointment: $175 Package of 3 sessions: $495
Package of 6 sessions: $930
Package of 10 sessions: $1,500 All packages expire 6 months after purchase

I've worked with Malia for a few years as a dog trainer, but she's so much more than that.

Malia is an advocate and friend to every client she works with. She genuinely cares about me and my dogs. Not only regarding their behavior, but how it effects me.

- Sherri L