German Shepherd lays on a field of grass watching its handler who is not visible

Does my dog need behavioral modification?

Do they bark at other dogs?

Do they have trouble giving up food or toys?

Are they fearful when out and about?

Do they get worked up or frantic easily?

Does it take them forever to calm down?

Behavioral Modification

 

Our behavioral modification consultations focus on dogs with big feelings! This includes issues such as fear, aggression, and/or frustration that is directed at either dogs or people.

Fear – often dogs who shy away from you and or others; dogs who hide from visitors; dogs who bite and/or growl due to fear; and dogs who shut down at the vet or groomers

Aggression – dogs who guard resources including food, toys, space, their bodies, or people; dogs who bite or growl at family members or others; dogs who aggressively jump, mouth, and/or bark

Frustration – often dogs who can be seen barking at windows, fence fighting with other dogs, jumping on visitors, or barking and lunging on leash towards people, dogs, or other animals
Over Arousal – dogs who can’t seem to calm down at times and easily ramp up into behaviors like nipping, jumping, mouthing, and/or barking

 

Belgian Tervuren laying down while chewing a bully stich

Our Methodology

Our training lessons utilize positive reinforcement training because “science has repeatedly shown that dogs learn better–with more beneficial, long-term results–when positive reinforcement training is used.”

In addition, training methodologies have an effect on dog stress levels as well! Research has shown that “Dogs trained using aversive stimuli, which involve punishments for incorrect behavior, show evidence of higher stress levels compared to dogs trained with reward-based methods,” which is why it’s important to utilize a dog-friendly method of training to ensure that both you and your dog have a fun time learning lasting new behaviors during training lessons!

Private Training Lesson Scheduling

Our private training lessons are an hour long and occur in your home or online. Pricing can be found below and you can learn more about our trainer here!

For your private training lesson, please email us your dog’s current vaccination records and have lots of yummy, high value treats (we recommend cut up chicken, steak, or cheese or something else that your dog absolutely LOVES) with you.

E-mail us to set up a behavioral modification consultation with Fortunate Fido!

In-Home Initial Consultation

Our In-Home Initial Consultation allows our trainers to meet you and your dog in an environment they’re comfortable in to start talking through a management and implementing a training plan. Depending on your dog’s unique situation, we may require a Zoom appointment first to ensure everyone’s safety. Follow up in-home lessons are $125.

$150

Services

We offer private lessons which let you pick and choose what you would like to work on. It could be as simple as learning more about your puppy or training impulse control, relaxation around other dogs, and more!

Trainers

Fortunate Fido is known for our experienced dog trainers! Our focus is on keeping our knowledge up to date with education and certification.

Read our Trainer’s Bio and see for yourself!

Contact Us

We’re available by email to answer questions regarding our training. Email us for more information or to set up a private training lesson in your home!

Email: FortunateFidoReception@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s kind of hard to write this because what Ginger has done for me & my dog is so big it’s truly hard to fit into words and just overwhelming to think about. I guess it’s pretty much like the proverbial “pebble in the pond” or “ripple effect.” One in home visit with her led to so many positive changes.
Chris

I love what they do here. Amazing work with animals that is science based and effective. I would recommend them to anyone!
Alice