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Dogs
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Services Specifically Designed For Aging & Senior Dogs And Their People

Is your older dog:
- More stressed or anxious at home, on walks, at the vet, or groomer?

- Less interested in their favorite activities?

- Bored and unsettled?

- Struggling with a big life change such as a move, loss, or new addition to the family?

- Showing signs that they are declining cognitively?
- Having new needs such as using a ramp or stroller?

I am here to help.

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LIVE Online Group Class

Sharpest Seniors

Learn techniques to keep your dog's brain sharp and health, hands-on skills to make daily tasks stress-free and fun, and dive into comprehensive topics that are necessary to understand to give our dogs the best golden years

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Customized Private Training

Work 1:1 With Kristen

Get a specifically tailored management and training plan for you and your senior dog!

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What Clients Say

"I loved it [Senior Dog Behavior 101]... it helped me understand my senior dog better and motivated me to do more for him and gave me some new ideas. Thanks so much!"

"Kristen came to us when we were having issues introducing our senior dog-aggressive dog with a new puppy. I was very skeptical of my senior dog ever accepting another dog in her home and life but with the guidance of Kristen, to my amazement and absolute delight, my dogs are now happily playing together, loving life together. Kristen was positive, encouraging and showed me tools and techniques to use that truly mended our family." -- H.T

  • My dog only displays aggressive behavior sometimes and they may not be aggressive at the training consult. Can you still help?
    Yes! I do not need to see the problem behavior in order to help modify it! We will discuss the aggressive behavior that you have seen in detail and I will ask you questions to help me understand the context and motivation behind the behavior. In fact, I will intentionally modify the environment and my interactions with your dog our sessions in order to not trigger the aggressive response from your dog.
  • Do you guarantee to fix my dog's fear and aggression?
    Dogs are animals and always require management and guidance from us, so I do not advertise quick-fix solutions that require no effort.
  • My dog is aggressive to strangers. How will this work?
    We have several options. If you are in my service area, I can come to your home and we can do the discussion portion of the consultation without your dog in the room so that I can get all the info needed before coming up with a plan to work with your dog. Another option is to do the initial consultation session online via zoom so that we can have a conversation and discuss the plan without stressing out your dog with my presence! Both options can work well!
  • Why is my dog aggressive and can it be fixed?
    Dog show aggression for a variety of reasons ranging from genetic background, early life experience, stressors in their environment, conflict with other animals or people, and things such as aversive training methods. Think of aggression as a symptom of underlying emotion. When you work with me, I will help you change the emotion that is causing the aggression. We will also work on modifying your dog's environment as needed to keep them out of situations that elicit the aggressive behavior.
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