The Consultation is a two to four hour evaluation where I observe your dogs behavior in their home environment. Time will be taken for any special behavioral issues that you would like to have addressed. You will be given demonstrations on how to deal with difficult behavior, manage excitement, provide leadership, and effectively and enjoyably walk your dog. You will practice these new skills and be given feedback. An individual plan will be created and a written copy will be sent to you within 7 days as a lasting guide to help you create a trusting and balanced relationship with your dog.
Individual In Home Lessons
Whether you would like ongoing or a set number of individual sessions, an in home lesson is geared to help you resolve speciﬁc issues, keep good results rolling, or address new questions that you may have on a weekly or bi weekly basis.
Individual Lessons at Good Dogma
Individual lessons can be given at our Good Dogma facility to help address speciﬁc issues, or answer new questions.
Day Board and Train
Does your dog need more than an hourly lesson each week? Would you like to have your dog learn to be around other dogs but doggie daycare does not provide your dog with enough structure to keep his or her balance in check? Maybe you would like to have your dog come to Good Dogma one or two days a week to participate in daily exercise, training, and socialization. This is not doggie day care it is a training program that would be planned after a consultation.
Board and Train
Good Dogma’s Board and Train Program is a focused, structured! training, away from your dog’s home environment to zero in on your his/her problem behaviors. Every day your dog will receive exercise, socialization, and training in our new facility in Grafton NH. Their evenings and nights are spent in my home along with my own pack, continuing their training in appropriate indoor manners. Dogs who need socialization will be brought out into the community weekly to practice walking, meeting, and gentle greeting behavior. All dogs will learn to walk on leash, stay in place, take food gently, socialize with other dogs, practice impulse control, and follow their human leader’s guidance. Board and Train dogs will also learn to use a treadmill, receive weekly grooming and nail trimming desensitization, a weekly massage and attunement therapy session. The lasting success of a board and train program relies on the owners participation in weekly sessions and after care sessions that provide you with the necessary skills to continue the good habits learned while at Good Dogma. Board and Train programs begin with a minimum of two weeks or longer to be determined through an in home consultation.
Behavioral Rehabilitation Board and Train
At Good Dogma I do not shy away from dogs who exhibit dangerous habits that make it unsafe to have them in our family homes or community. Fear aggression, dog aggression, human aggression, leash reactivity, extreme anxiety, compulsive or obsessive issues, or any other strong habits that make your life with your dog stressful can be addressed and resolved in our safe, structured environment. Behavioral Rehabilitation usually requires anywhere from a three to 8 week program. Consistent leadership, structure, patience, and an understanding of dog behavior what is needed to make a lasting change for these dogs. This program is dependent on owner participation and commitment to aftercare. Together we can make lasting positive changes that will allow your dog not only to remain in your home but become a cherished canine companion.