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Many behavior issues can be resolved in a single consult. Our
consults are 1.5 hours long and take place in your home. We allow
you to priortize the issues you would like our help with and we
systematically address them during our time together. You'll receive
detailed notes for upkeep and exercises to continue working on.
Occasionally a second consult may be recommended. Support via
phone and email is free. Most of our clients see vast improvements
after a single session.
us to schedule a CONSULT
•Mild Separation Anxiety
•Pulling on Leash
•Chewing & Destruction
behavior issues are serious and require an extra commitment from
both the owner and the trainer. We take on a limited number of
cases involving aggression to people, pets or other dogs. Feel
free to call us to discuss any serious behavior problems. If
we cannot take your case, we would be happy to refer you
to another equally competent trainer.
is a great supplement to private instruction as well as a structured
way to work your dog around distractions. Our group classes meet
weekly so that you get consistent training and feedback. The entire
family can participate in group classes and are encouraged to
do so. Prices for group classes range from $100-$250. Group class
information and scheduling is here.
Email us to get more information on group classes
Presently we offer these group classes
•Small Dog Obedience
•Urban Agility [new!]
•Basic Obedience for Adolescent Dogs
•Tricks 101 for small dogs
Denise Herman began
the first small dog playgroups in NYC in 2000. She is the
proud parent of her 2nd [surprise] Chihuahua and is very familiar with the challenges
of parenting a small dog. Barking, fear, and housetraining are just some areas where small dogs present an added challenge.
For help in these areas and others, Denise has successful strategies
for dealing with smaller dogs.
We can provide you
with assistance selecting a new puppy or a rescue dog. We interview
you to determine what type of dog might work for you and we coach
you on what to look for in any dog or puppy you are considering.
We can accompany you to assist in picking a proper pooch. Through
rescue we have placed many great dogs in new, permanent homes.
a new dog?
and Sirius Puppy Training are GIVING AWAY digital copies of "BEFORE
YOU GET YOUR PUPPY" an awesome book of how to's to get you
ready. Dr. Ian Dunbar pioneered Puppy Classes and Positive Training
close to 30 years ago. This is not to be missed.
We offer consulting via telephone on a limited basis when appropriate.
Consulting rates are 50.00/hr. The following topics can often
be addressed during a phone consult.
•Mild to Moderate Separation Anxiety
We do not consult on the phone for aggression issues.
Denise is available
to speak on dog behavior, behavior problems, learning theory,
becoming a dog trainer and other topics relating to dogs. You
can view some of her lectures on youtube.com.
We offer lectures on Rowdy Dogs, Housetraining, Leash Walking,
Frisbee Training and more. Denise's training video's are available online HERE
your questions here.
some Q and A here.
Wondering what all
the buzz is about clicker training? Denise can teach you and your
dog the "art" of clicker training. Learn what professionals use
to train their dogs.Quick and Fun. Kids really
enjoy clicker training. Both our PET DOG & TRICKS 101 CLASSES
support and encourage clicker training.
& Rescue Dogs
While working at
the San Francisco
SPCA, Denise rehabilitated dogs with issues stemming from
life in the shelter. Rescue dogs often come to their next home
with issues like separation from their owners, housetraining,
mild fear or phobias, or conversely over exciteable rowdiness.
Usually we can resolve most of these behavior issues in 1-2 session
in your home.
If you are adopting
a shelter dog and would like help, contact Denise.Click
here to see our list of local shelters.