Thank you so much for inquiring about Sal Pacific canine obedience and behaviour consulting services. I am happy to be of assistance in enriching the bond between you and your canine friend. This is the course I would recommend for you. Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns, or, this is not what you are looking for.

Private Lessons and Consultations

Does your dog:
·        Lunge at other dogs?
·        Lunge at people?
·        Exhibit aggressive behavior?
·        Lunge, pull, or jump at moving object such as cars or bikes?
·        Bark on leash?
·        Suffer from separation anxiety?
·        Fear or Anxiety disorders?
·        OCD disorders/ obsessive behavior?
·        Food aggression or resource guarding?
·        Excessive territorial behavior?
·        React negatively to people or other animals?
·        Have over excited reactions to other dogs or people?
·        Have you stopped walking your dog because they are just too unmanageable?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the program for you!

This program will consist of an Exposure therapy treatment that is developed to help dogs confront their fears and/or reactivity towards stimulus. When dogs are fearful and/or exhibit reactive behaviour i.e.: aggressive or over excited behavior they tend to avoid or react to objects, activities, or situations. Although this avoidance might help reduce feelings of fear or reactivity in the short term, over the long term it can make the behavior become even worse. In such situations, I recommend a program of exposure therapy. Using my Integrated Victory Management training system to create positive outcomes without correction in order to help break the pattern of avoidance and reactivity. In this form of canine behavior training we will create a safe environment in which to “expose” dogs to the things they fear and react to avoid. The exposure to the objects, activities, or situations in a safe environment helps reduce fear, reactivity and decrease avoidance. Exposure therapy has been scientifically demonstrated to be a helpful treatment or treatment component for a range of problems, including: Reactivity • Phobias • Panic Disorder • Social Anxiety Disorder • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder • Trauma or Stress Injuries • Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Aggression. There are several variations of exposure therapy. Dogs will need ongoing care after this program is complete there are no guarantees on the final outcome of this program.

Programs will take a minimum 3 to 6 months of commitment and completion from you for your dog to achieve maximum results.

This program will start with a consultation that will allow me to design training outline and educate you in the techniques and strategies we will be using. Depending on your particular case you may also be advised to join in group sessions. I will mentor you through your efforts in curbing your dogs unwanted behavior hands on with custom built homework and advice for you to achieve the greatest results possible with your canine friend.

*The cost of a private session/consultation is $120 each plus GST and will usually take 3 or 4 private sessions to achieve maximum results.
( In home private lessons are subject to a travel fee)

Important!!

Private lessons/consultations are booked on Thursday afternoons between 3pm and 6:00 pm , or weekends and weekday evenings depending on availability, All initial lessons are taught in Nanoose Bay and surrounding areas depending on your particular program.

To register for this class please email for the registration form, payment can be made by cash or cheque on your first day of class. Please note this is a first come first serve system based on completed registration forms. You will be contacted upon receipt of your registration regarding appointment times and scheduling.
 

Canine Behavior Expert Mike Annan is based in Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island, but is available for consultation in the following communities :
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  • Victoria
  • Campbell River
  • Nanaimo
  • Bowser
  • Deep Bay
  • Courtenay
  • Comox
  • Parksville
  • Qualicum
  • Ladysmith
  • … and more! (*please ask if it’s not listed here)

 
 

For more information please email sal.canineobedience@gmail.com or visit the Contact Us page.
You can also phone us at (250) 468 – 7834.