Desensitization & Counter-Conditioning

30-45-Minute Sessions

Correcting Unhealthy Fears and Reactions

Number of sessions based on the specific issue

and the level of correction needed. 

A Combination of in-home and off-site sessions

  • Excessive Jumping

  • Leash Reactivity

  • Shyness / Fearfulness

  • Aggression

  • Biting

  • Resource Guarding

  • Compulsive Behaviors

  • Dog-Dog Aggression

  • Fighting

Dogs can develop a variety of fears, anxieties and phobias to many different things. Living with a dog who is fearful or phobic can be extremely difficult.

Owners often feel at a loss to help their pets, unable to find a way to soothe their dog’s anxieties. Unfortunately for owners and dogs, untreated fears and anxiety get worse over time.


Thankfully for both owners and dogs there is a way to help turn even the most severe phobias around through the use of desensitization and counter-conditioning.

Desensitization and counter-conditioning is an effective method that has been used to help countless dogs suffering from a wide range of phobias. All issues with behavior are easier to treat if the treatment is started early – don’t wait until your dog has developed severe fear issues, implement a treatment plan at the first sign of trouble. 

LEVEL IV - Therapy and Service Dog Program
Introduction to AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program

Twelve (12) 45-60 Minute Sessions

Four (4) In-Home & Eight (8) Off-Site Locations of Your Choice

Includes everything in LEVEL II plus...

  • Accepting a Friendly Stranger

  • Sitting Politely for Petting

  • Appearance and Grooming

  • Walking Through a Crowd

  • Sit and Down on Command

  • Staying in Place

  • Coming When Called (Distance Recall)

  • Reaction to Another Dog

  • Reaction to Distraction

Refund Policy

Our dog training programs form a partnership between our clients, their dog, and our team of dog trainers. The success of our program depends on us performing our job correctly, and also on the owner following up on the homework and strategies that we lay out for them. Owners are responsible for completing the homework in a timely manner to achieve the best results. 

As stated in the Agreement, the training program fees are non-refundable. Exceptions to this policy would be the result of a dog currently in training suffering an extended illness, an injury impeding the training or death.


In the event a dog is surrendered to a new owner, the training sessions may be applied to the clients new dog -- should they obtain one -- any time up to one year of the signing of the Agreement. Sessions can also be transferred to the surrendered dogs new owner, if the purchaser so wishes. 

  • General Anxiety

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Excessive Barking

  • Demand Barking

  • Fear of Dogs

  • Fear of People

  • Fear of Noises

  • Fear of Object

  • Lunging