|K9 Behavior Consultant
Mark Plonsky, Ph.D.
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I provide 4 types of services as follows. Click on them or scroll below for a more detailed description.
I also teach group classes at CampBandy's in Amherst. They typically run 8 weeks and there are about 6 sessions per year. Click on CampBandy for more info.
I also help clients with getting a new dog (puppy and/or rescue settled in), with introducing dogs to other dogs, etc.
1. Problem Evaluation
The approach taken is twofold. First, we need to manage the problem to get it under control immediately. This may require alteration of the procedures used for handling the dog and equipment such as leashes, collars, and/or crates, etc. Second, we need to train the dog to eliminate the problem so it will no longer need to be managed. This can take weeks, months, or even years (depending on the nature of the problem & age of the dog, etc). In addition, sometimes a problem cannot be eliminated, but can be markedly reduced.
During the latter part of the consult I will verbally give advice on management and training. This will be followed by a written report sent via email or snail mail (if you prefer) within 7 days.
Rates are $60/hour with an additional $40/hour for travel time if you are located outside of the Stevens Point/Plover area. Payment in cash, check, or PayPal (if G&S are used, add 3% for fees) is expected at the time services are rendered.