In-person Consultations

Kathy offers private behavior consultations for families seeking help with their dogs. Common concerns addressed include aggression toward family members, strangers or dogs; separation anxiety; fears and phobias; house-training; destruction and barking.

Initial consultations take place at Logan Ridge Training Center in Gig Harbor Washington. For new clients, Kathy books an initial assessment & planning session. This is a two-hour appointment on a Tuesday or Friday. The fee is $390. A pre-paid, non-refundable deposit of $90 is required to reserve this initial appointment; this can be paid by via Venmo or PayPal (or credit card by phone). Follow-up lessons, if desired, are available at $130 per hour. These may take place at Logan Ridge, the client’s home, or a public location. (Kathy will charge a travel fee if the commute is more than 15 miles each way.)

corralDuring the initial consultation, Kathy will ask many questions about your dog’s daily routine and behavioral history. She will observe your dog’s behavior and his/her interactions with family members. Clients may provide video of their dog’s problem behaviors; Kathy welcomes this and will review the videos as part of the assessment process. Then, with input from the family, Kathy will create a behavior-modification plan for the dog and describe its implementation. On rare occasions, behavior modification will be deemed impractical or too risky. In those cases, Kathy will discuss other options (i.e., strict management; rehoming; euthanasia).

As of June 2021, Kathy is accepting new clients on a limited basis, typically booking initial consultation appointments ~8 weeks in advance.