Begin Your Behavior Modification Journey

Our team of certified trainers and behavior consultants- with over 70 years collective experience- are here to help you and your pet live harmoniously.

Beginning Behavior Modification

On-Demand Course
$ 27
  • 20 videos of foundation skills you need to be successful
  • Actionable steps
  • Additional resources
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A La Carte Private Sessions

Remote & In-Home Available
$ 100 Per Hour (travel fees may apply)
  • 1-on-1 remote or in-person (IL & UT) session
  • Actionable, personalized training plan
  • Additional resources
  • Pay as you go
  • Flexible scheduling
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Roadmap to Behavior Solutions Program

Personalized digital group course
$ 199 Per Month for 3 Months
  • Three 1-on-1 remote sessions
  • Actionable, personalized training plans
  • 12 weekly live group sessions
  • Additional resources
  • 3 months access to our Community Campus membership
  • Daily face time with our consultants
  • Support & community from pet parents who get it
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Intensive Behavior Package

Personalized remote private sessions
$ 1400 For first 20 sessions
  • Twenty 1-on-1 remote sessions (5 days/week option available)
  • Actionable, personalized training steps
  • Additional resources
  • 3 months access to our Community Campus membership
  • Daily face time with our consultants
  • Support & community from pet parents who get it
  • Access to 10 key videos from our Beginning Behavior Modification Course
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Why Our Clients Love Us

Our Team is Devoted to Helping You and Your Pet Live Harmoniously

Collectively we have over 70 years of experience working with dozens of species. We’ve been there, done that, and seen it all when it comes to behavior. 

Our LIMA-friendly (or positive reinforcement, force-free, fear-free, whatever you’d like to call us) team includes:

FAQs

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 behavior modification 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 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:

  • Learn new information that potentially conflicts with what you already know
  • Adhere to your entire training plan and homework, not just the parts that are convenient or fun–or let us know when you’re having difficulty doing so, so that we can help you troubleshoot
  • Communicate with your consultant: the triumphs, the setbacks, the confusion, and the frustration
  • Treat our relationship and services as a journey, not a one-time thing

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.

Our Beginning Behavior Modification on-demand 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 journey 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.

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 & here for our general UT travel radius.

If you’re on the cusp or not sure if you’re included in a travel radius, email us at [email protected].

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: https://petharmonytraining.com/how-why-remote-consulting-works/ And more information specifically about why we don’t need to see the behavior to help here:  https://petharmonytraining.com/your-pet-is-not-like-your-car/ 

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 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.

Complicated behavior issues tend to benefit from the Roadmap for Behavior Solutions Program, but the difference in our services are for the human learners more than the pet learners. If you need very small actionable steps each day, then an Intensive Behavior Package is for you. If you can take something and run with it then A La Carte Private Sessions are for you. If you want the best of both worlds, the Roadmap for Behavior Solutions Program is right for you. If you know you’re not yet ready to go on a full-blown behavior modification journey, our Beginning Behavior Modification on-demand digital course is for you.

Email us at [email protected] with your questions if you’re unsure which service to choose.

No, we do not have a facility. In-person sessions are offered in your home or an agreed-upon public space.

Our team has a variety of certifications, including but not limited to:

  • Certified Dog Behavior Consultant
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed
  • Certified Professional Bird Trainer- Knowledge Assessed
  • Separation Anxiety Professional Trainer
  • Family Paws Parent Educator
  • Accredited Dog Trainer
  • Shelter Behavior Affiliate

More information about individual certifications can be found on our team page: http://petharmonytraining.com/meet-your-consultants/

Absolutely! Many people choose to mix and match programs or simply 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.

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.