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  • RVA Strategies for Dog Reactivity

    Get your dog's reactivity under control with our 5 session reactivity training program from Seventh Heaven Pet Care Together, we'll learn the basics of reactivity and effective ways to manage your dog's reactive behavior. The course is structured so that the first two sessions will take place at your home where we will learn basic skills and work with a decoy dog. On the third session, we will meet at the Animal Behavior Wellness Center and work with my dogs. We may need additional centers at the Animal Behavior Wellness Center depending on the level of Reactivity, but once you are feeling more comfortable with being able to manage your dog, you are ready for Group Reactivity, where you can practice with your dog and different dogs in a controlled, safe environment! This course is required before you and your dog can participate in Group Reactivity or Reactivity Field Trips.

  • 5 RVA Group Dog Reactivity Classes

    Group dog reactivity classes are a great way for you and your dog to practice generalizing skills by working on guided exercises where dog's walk by one another, approach one another, practice polite greetings, and have a safe space to retreat to if they get over threshold. All students will have graduated from Reactivity 1 and most from Reactivity 2. You can book the sessions whenever there is a space available.

  • NOVA Strategies for Dog Reactivity

    Get your dog's reactivity under control with our 5 session reactivity training program from Seventh Heaven Pet Care Together, we'll learn the basics of reactivity and effective ways to manage your dog's reactive behavior. The course is structured so that the first two sessions will take place at your home where we will learn basic skills and work with a decoy dog. On the third session, we will meet at the Animal Behavior Wellness Center and work with my dogs. We may need additional centers at the Animal Behavior Wellness Center depending on the level of Reactivity, but once you are feeling more comfortable with being able to manage your dog, you are ready for Group Reactivity, where you can practice with your dog and different dogs in a controlled, safe environment!

  • RVA Private Dog Training

    This is one hour of private training with you and your training team. We can focus on specific behaviors or issues.

  • 5 NOVA Behavioral Dog Training Sessions

    Behavioral training sessions are designed to deal with issues that are more complex than your typical training issue. We will work on building skills in a positive and consistent manner. Our first session will focus on constructing a management plan and structures that will prevent your dog from rehearsing the behaviors that we are going to work to change.

  • NOVA Private Dog Training Session

    This is one hour of private dog training using Positive Reinforcement methods with you and your training team. You decide what the goals are and we build a plan to reach those goals. These sessions can take place either at your home or at your local training center. There may also be field trips depending on what you would like to accomplish. These sessions are also great if you have been working on an issue and need either a refresher session or just a session to address a new or related issue. We will work out a training plan and you will have access to online resources developed for your case for six months.

  • NOVA Initial Behavioral Consultation

    Does your dog growl, bark or lunge when on leash? ​Show aggressive behaviors? Resource guard? Is your dog Fearful? Has your dog bitten a dog or person? If so, a Behavioral Consultation is for you. During this one and a half hour session: *We will discuss your dog's history and place in the family. We will also discuss the Training Team and environmental challenges and benefits. *We will document any bite history, medication interventions, previous training experiences and more. *I will evaluate the dog through observation of his behavior and your interactions with him. *We will create a communication plan to make sure everyone is on the same page. This will include your file share space on the website for videos and messages for the whole group to share. *We will discuss your goals and compare those to the prognosis. *After getting buy in, we will create an initial Management Plan. This plan will surely change overtime and will be the Least Restrictive, Minimally Invasive, but will err on the side of caution. *We will go over basic concepts related to the behavior modification plan and you will have time to ask questions. If we are working with an especially fearful dog, it may be best to conduct the initial consultation virtually so that the dog is not stressed for this longer session by having a stranger in the house. We will make this call before the session. All Seventh Heaven Training Classes include the following: * You will have access to an online folder where you can upload video or download video, your handbook and bonus training protocols will be loaded onto your site. * You can ask questions in a chat with me and your training team. * You will have access to videos to go along with most of the lessons. * At our first session you will be provided a printed handbook, clickers for your family and a foot target.

  • NOVA Private Behavioral Dog Training

    Private dog training Behavior sessions are custom designed to deal with training for Behavior issues such as aggression, fear, reactivity, separation anxiety, and other more complicated behavior issues. These issues can affect life inside and outside of your home and damage your relationship with your dog. Let me help you work through these issues using Positive Reinforcement techniques that will build your bond with your dog. These sessions will include access to online resources, chat and the ability to share and evaluate video in order to get to the root of an issue.

  • 5 RVA Private Dog Training Sessions

    This is one hour of private dog training with you and your training team. We can focus on specific behaviors or issues and how to resolve them using Positive Reinforcement training methods.

  • 5 NOVA Private Dog Training Sessions

    This is a package of five, one-hour of private dog training using positive reinforcement methods with you and your training team. Whether you want to train basic behaviors, work on brushing up existing skills, or learn something new. These sessions can be scheduled so that there is a consistent training schedule and you can get the results that you are looking for. These sessions also are a perfect chance to brush up on a skill or behavior, add a session to a package to make sure you have all of the tools that you need, or adjust training plans.

  • NOVA 45 Minute Dog Training Walk

    This is a follow up for either Private or Group Training. I will reinforce skills that your dog has already learned with training exercises that you are familiar with. For this walk, we will start with 15 minutes of training exercises on skills that you choose. Then we will go for a nice, relaxing walk. When we come home we will drill skills and then play! Great physical and mental exercise!

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