Check out the blog post in the FAQ section (under can remote sessions actually work)
Our team of certified trainers and pet behavior consultants- with over 75 years collective experience- includes published authors, international speakers, and professionals with additional specializations.
When it comes to pet behavior training, we’ve been there, done that, and seen it all.
Check out the blog post in the FAQ section (under can remote sessions actually work)
We will provide you and your pet with the most up-to-date, science-based, empathetic behavior modification journey we can, like we’ve done for thousands of pets and their people already.
Yes! Our team has seen it all and can help you with whatever issue you and your pet are facing. There will be times that we recommend seeking additional help from a professional in a parallel field (like a Veterinary Behaviorist or Neurologist) if we think that will be helpful, but for all things dog behavior modification – and other pets! – we have you covered.
Additionally, our team is a real team: we often work together and collaborate on a case to make sure our clients get the best support we can offer. If your pet behavior consultant doesn’t have the answer they will ask another team member for support.
Yes! A healthy and communicative client-consultant team is certainly capable of making progress and we are committed to helping you through your pet’s behavior modification journey. That said, there are some things that you will need to bring to the table to ensure that your pet does make progress, including a willingness to:
Please note that progress and goals may look different than what you originally thought it would look like.
Yes! The majority of our clients come to us with pets who already have a bite history. For extreme cases (I.E. many stitches, mauling, death) we will recommend you work with a Veterinary Behaviorist alongside our team.
Collectively, our team is able to work with any pet species. There is no additional fee for working with different species.
No. Our services are charged by the hour, not who we’re working with. We’re happy to work with multiple pets in one session (and often need to to see success!).
That’s okay! That’s a normal part of the process. Check out our blog, Facebook page, and resources pages to learn more about us and what we’re about. We’ll be here when you’re ready. You can also listen to our pet enrichment podcast to learn more about our expertise and hear us in action.
Our Beginning Behavior Modification online pet training course is a good place to start if you’re not sure if you’re ready to commit to the whole behavior modification journey or if you need immediate help to keep things from worsening before making a decision.
A behavior modification journey is about so much more than just training your pet. It requires dedication in the form of time and work from the household members as well, and the humans are as much a part of the process as the pets are. There’s a reason we call it a journey!
More specifically, your pet behavior training will include history taking, considerable discussion with your consultant to create a plan that is sustainable for you, management, education, and skill-building for you and your pet.
We will use scaffolding– splitting more challenging techniques into smaller steps and building upon already-learned skills– in order to help everyone learn successfully. That means we will not make you jump into the deep end until you’re ready.
It varies and there are factors involved in the timeline outside of our control. Nuisance behaviors can sometimes be relatively quick: a few weeks. For more serious behavior problems, expect your behavior modification journey to take at least several months.
That depends on a lot of factors: the complexity of your pet’s case, your training skillset, how much time you’re able to devote to training throughout the week, how much back and forth is needed between parallel professions like your vet, and more. We typically can’t provide an answer until we’ve started working with you and gotten to know you and your pet.
No, we do not have a facility. In-person sessions are offered in your home or an agreed-upon public space.
After scheduling we send you a questionnaire that has all of the questions we’d like answered prior to meeting so we do not require much information prior to booking.
Our in-person consultants have different travel radii. Check out our team page to see each person’s travel radius: http://petharmonytraining.com/meet-your-consultants/
Or click here for our general IL travel radius and here for our NM travel radius.
If you’re on the cusp or not sure if you’re included in a travel radius, email us at [email protected]. And if you’re outside our travel radius, no worries! We offer our full range of pet behavior training online.
Yes! We have the same success rate with our remote sessions as we do with our in-person sessions. As we say, it doesn’t matter if we can get your pet to do something; it only matters if you can.
We understand that many people are skeptical about how remote sessions can help them. We’ve addressed the most common concerns in this blog post about remote pet consulting. And more information specifically about why we don’t need to see the behavior to help can be found in this pet training blog post.
Usually no, because we’ve seen it all we know what it looks like and we believe you that there is an issue. If there’s anything that we’re unsure about we will ask you to safely video the behavior.
We adhere to Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) principles. We also fall under the “positive reinforcement-based” and “force-free” training categories and believe in using the same methods for humans as well as animals.
Yes. The difference in training methodology is the difference between the behavior getting better or worse, being resolved or suppressed to manifest itself later, and the difference in the relationship your pet has with you. The pet behavior training methods we use are scientifically found to yield the most desirable results: saving you time, money, and hassle. Additionally, these methods also bring you and your pet closer together. It’s a win-win!
No, it is impossible and unethical to provide a 100% guarantee on future behavior. There are several factors affecting behavior that are beyond the scope of our control including but not limited to: prenatal environment, age, health, and genetics. A competent, ethical, and knowledgeable behavior professional should never guarantee results.
If you are looking to get started right now, then our Beginning Behavior Modification On-Demand Course is for you. This 20 video digital course will get you started with the foundation skills you need to be successful, actionable steps and curated additional resources before you work with a consultant.
If you are looking to dip your toe in before committing to the process, then the Lite Initial Consultation Package is for you. This 90-minute initial consultation will get you started on your positive pet training journey. Lite Initials Consultations Packages with follow up A la Carte sessions provides the most scheduling flexibility.
If you are looking to address 1 or 2 behavior struggles with your pet, and you are looking for accountability through every other week sessions for 2 months, then the Standard Initial Consultation Package is the way to go.
If you are looking to address multiple behavior struggles with your pet, and are looking to meet with your consultant at least once a week for 3 months, then our Intensive Initial Consultation Package is what you are looking for.
Email us at [email protected] with your questions if you’re unsure which service to choose.
Absolutely! Many people choose to mix and match programs or remote and in-person sessions. Because our team works together, we can easily collaborate on cases in situations where a client is looking at services that multiple consultants offer. You can even mix and match virtual and in-person sessions within your package.
Our team has a variety of pet behavior training certifications, including but not limited to:
More information about individual certifications can be found on our team page.
Pet Harmony Community Campus (PHCC) is our exclusive membership group only available to clients who are working with us on pet behavior training. This is a community of pet parents who get what you’re going through and will help provide you with a support system that can be challenging to find in other ways through this journey. Not only that, but this membership provides access to our resource library and gives you additional facetime with your consultant through virtual weekly office hours.
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Results are not guaranteed because behavior- human, canine, or otherwise- is not guaranteeable.