Expert Canine offers private behavior consultations & training instruction via video conference
&/or phone. During COVID-19, to help the community we offer these at more affordable rates:
$250 for three 55 min Zoom sessions in the USA ($275 outside the U.S.)
Before your first session, you’ll complete intake and client agreement forms
in preparation for our first session.
To get a head start, you may complete the intake form here: Intake Form
We'll respond after reviewing the form, usually within 24 hours or less.
During your first session, we will discuss your dog’s learning & behavior history as well as your concerns, capacities, hopes, and goals. We also will alert you to any potential safety risks and recommendations, and recommended a method to help you meet your goals as appropriate. Note: Ethics require that serious behavior concerns be addressed with patience, extreme caution, and owner capacity-building; therefore, aggression or fear related cases require a minimum 3 hour commitment. In some cases, more than 3 hours of instruction may prove necessary, and because behavior improvement is contingent upon owner efforts, regular practice between sessions is also required.
All fees are paid in advance of appointment. We'll send you a client agreement and an invoice for payment once we've received and reviewed your initial intake form.
A friendly note to prospective clients:
To ensure high quality attention and service to each of my clients while working to protect everyone’s health, maintain an orderly flow for myself and my clients, and avoid overbooking for your sake and mine, I have implemented the following:
·Until further notice, all sessions will be virtual (by live video conferencing unless you strongly prefer phone).
·If during a virtual session it becomes clear that a day training scenario (that is, where I train your dog for you) is needed, I may propose possible options at my discretion. However, the long-term health and safety of everyone involved must take precedent.
·Effective immediately, Zoom sessions will be scheduled in 55 minute slots on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays. Emergency changes or additions to this schedule will be considered if necessary. As always, 24 hour notice of your need to cancel a session is the policy
·I ask that you schedule your sessions in advance.
·A wait list will be maintained if needed.
·Until further notice, the minimum group of sessions purchased at one time is three; the maximum is six.
·Virtual session rates, currently discounted to help those in need during COVID, may increase at any time.
·I strongly encourage you to take your own notes during your sessions. Within about 24 hours after each session I will email any pertinent handouts, links, or summaries related to the session, but your own notetaking is important to helping you retain what you learn in a session. Please feel free to email me to ask any remaining questions about the session.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in achieving the best possible situation for yourselves and everyone else! Assuming we’re a good match, I look forward to working with you.