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Sandy is Arizona's ONLY non DVM certified dog behavior consultant. 

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In-Home Behavior Consulting

When you’re having problems in your home, the best place to address those problems where it matters most, in your home! Let’s start with an in-home consultation and talk about what your ideal future looks like with your family. I take your concerns and help create a cohesive and functional home for you and your furry and feathered loved ones. Your family will receive a custom behavior modification plan with the tools that you need to succeed. This program evolves as we progress with one-on-one training and measurable results.  This package consists of your consultation and four training sessions. 

Canine Directed Agression, Human Directed Aggression, On Leash Reactivity, Separation Anxiety, Noise Sensitivities, General Anxiety

Investment for Oro Valley, Tucson, and Sierra Vista $450

Travel fee for Scottsdale $100 per session

 

 

Distance Learning

Not in Southern Arizona? Speak face to face with a certified animal behavior consultant about concerns with your pets. Schedule a video consultation and I can help you reach your training goals from the comfort of your home.  Video consultations allow me to speak with you and help create a behavior modification program through correspondence training. This program evolves with you and your pet as you progress to allow you to find the results you want. Video consultation packages consist of two sessions.

Canine Directed Agression, Human Directed Aggression, On Leash Reactivity, Separation Anxiety, Noise Sensitivities, General Anxiety

Investment $200

 

Dog Adoption assistance

Adding a new pet to your family can be a daunting process. I have been involved in animal rescue for over 10 years volunteering my time with Little Lotus Rescue and Sanctuary and am knowledgable about numerous local non profit animal rescue organizations. I am especially familiar with Southern Arizonas animal shelters including: Pima Animal Control Center (PACC), Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC), Pinal County Animal Control, Cochise County Animal Control, and Sierra Vista's Nancy J Brua Animal Care Center. We also have the amazing Southern Arizona Humane Society. Together we can talk about: what traits you are looking for in a new companion, who your family currently consists of, what you hope to accomplish together, behaviors to seek or avoid, individual animal histories, common myths of rescue dogs, and typical behaviors seen in shelters etc. From there I can go with you to the facility and meet your newest potential family member and we can best assess your meet-n-greet. 

Animal Adoption, Animal Shelter, Humane Society, Animal Rescue, Buying A Puppy, What To Look For When Adopting A Dog

Investment for Oro Valley, Tucson, and Sierra Vista $150

Travel fee for Scottsdale $100 per session

 

dog park guidance

Dog parks aren't for everyone but they can be and are great for some! Sometimes all you need is someone to go with you the first time (or 15th time) to decode whats happening between dogs. Its important to not only understand your dogs body language in an environment like a dog park, but other dogs as well to best ensure a positive experience. We will walk and consult about best and worse case scenarios including: what is expected of dogs, what is expected of owners, canine body language, how to find the right park for you, and how to safely separate dog fights. After the walking consult we will go to the dog park together and evaluate if your dog can thrive in that environment or if other forms of mentally and physical stimulation may be a better choice. 

Dog Parks, Canine Body Language, Canine Enrichment

Investment for Oro Valley, Tucson, and Sierra Vista $150

Travel fee for Scottsdale $100 per session

Dog Enrichment 101

Are you looking for ways to enrich the lives of your dogs? Let's develop a personalized enrichment program for the dogs in your home. Feeding Strategies, Toys Appropriate for Supervised and Unsupervised Time, Kennel Design and Location, Social Groupings, and more. 

Post Surgery Recovery, Heart Worm Recovery, Kennel Training, Trick Training, Nose work, Games

Investment for Oro Valley, Tucson, and Sierra Vista $100

Travel fee for Scottsdale $100 per session

 

Disabled Canine 

Amputations, paralysis, and age related mobility concerns. Wheelchairs are an incredible option to improve your pets quality of life but there are challenges to re-learning how to walk in a completely new way. It can be: painful, scary, and even overwhelming. Set your pet up for success as soon as you bring home their wheel chair. These sessions are done through distance learning so I can be with you to help wherever you are. This package includes five sessions that are approximately 10 minutes long so that we can be confident that your pet is on the right track for a positive life with their wheelchair. 

Wheel Chair Training, Prosthesis Training, Home Modifications for Handicapped Pets, Amputation recovery (tripod/tripawd) 

Investment for Oro Valley, Tucson, and Sierra Vista $200

Travel fee for Scottsdale $100 per session

 
 

 

Single Behavior COnsultation

Just need to talk through some problem behaviors? Maybe you're stuck and need a fresh set of eyes. Single consultations are great for someone who just needs to hash out the details on a behavior modification program. Each session is approximately an hour. 

Investment for Oro Valley, Tucson, and Sierra Vista $150

Travel fee for Scottsdale $100 per session


 

Arizona's Animal Behavior Expert

520-220-9368