Initial Assessment

What to expect before the assessment:

  • When you call:
    • you'll be asked to give a brief history of the problem
    • a description of your home, the people and other animals in your home
    • your goals for your dog
    • if possible I'll give you an educated guess as to the cause(s) of the problem(s)
    • if needed we'll discuss any safety measures that should be put into place before the assessment
  • You'll be asked to fill out the Behavioral History form
  • Once you have completed and returned the Behavioral History form we will schedule the assessment.

What to expect during the consultation:

  • I will meet you at your house and spend ~2 hours gathering a more detailed picture of the problem.  During this time I will:
    • Observe and interact with your dog
    • Explain what is causing the behaviors
    • Describe the training involved in solving the problem behaviors 
    • Discuss the time frame for training and the likely outcome

During this process both you and your dog will be treated with the utmost respect.  You will not be made to feel guilty. You will not be made to feel embarrassed or afraid.

WonderDog has been built on the bond between people and their dogs -- we understand what you are going through and we're here to help.

  © Carrie Bowlus 2014