Creating Happy Dogs (and People)

Things have been crazy these last few months, but that doesn’t mean that your relationship with your dog should suffer. As a professional canine behavior consultant I’ll help you tackle those difficult obstacles you’re facing – such as fear, anxiety, aggression, disobedience.

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Creating Happy Dogs (and People)

Things have been crazy these last few months, but that doesn’t mean that your relationship with your dog should suffer. As a professional canine behavior consultant I’ll help you tackle those difficult obstacles you’re facing – such as fear, anxiety, aggression, disobedience.

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Timing, Consistency, Compassion

My clients are very used to these three terms because they are fundamentally crucial in teaching a dog how to best navigate our human lives with success.

TIMING

Timing is critical in building associations whether it is timing of reward, or timing of an interruption of a behavior

CONSISTENCY

Consistency means that you are unwavering in your asks, expectations, reward systems, words that you use as cues, and follow-through so as not to create confusion

COMPASSION

Compassion is teaching with patience. Dogs do not speak our language and they make dog decisions. It’s our job to be understanding of that, and be patient and loving with our communication

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

A special “thank you” to these great clients for taking the time to share their experiences with others.

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We needed help with Gracie’s impulsive reactions and fear responses to things like the gas fireplace. Sara came to the rescue teaching us how to redirect our dog’s attention during anxiety-filled walks through busy places, like parks with running, screaming children. Always calm and confident she was right there with us giving us the tools and the confidence to stop shrinking away from public places and get out there! We adopted muzzle training too for those times when it’s called for. No stigma, just a solid tool when we need it.

Already well trained in leash walking and “sit” and “down,” we had never tried “place” training. If there’s one gift that we value the most from Sara, this is it! Gracie is so excited to go to her place that she literally bounces into place because she knows no matter how long she waits, there will be something delicious at the end of it for her. No more being followed around the kitchen!

Thanks for all of it, Sara.

April Long, Gracie
Sara has helped change our life!

She came into our home with a calm confidence and helped me work with my deaf dog. Jude has a laundry list of problems and anxieties, but her confidence gave me confidence. Sara’s knowledge of dog behavior is solid and is a game-changer compared to any other ‘trainer’ we have ever worked with. She is the real deal and if you follow her lead, your dog and you will find much-needed peace.

We are beyond grateful for Sara and will continue to sing her praise to anyone that will listen. I would also like to note that we were able to help my dog without a prong, shock collar, or any other adverse tools. It was all confidence building, repetition, and consistency!

Kari Newton, Jude

We brought our Miniature Schnauzer, Beau, in for a consultation in January of this year.  You recognized his issues very precisely and quickly.  We were so impressed with our visit and the training program you sent us.

Beau is like a different dog!  You may not remember, but our goals were to make Beau happier and me less stressed.  All your suggestions worked beautifully.  We have worked hard on implementing the training suggestions and there is an immense difference in his behavior and my stress level.  We have worked diligently to socialize him when walking or meeting people or other dogs and our neighbors always comment on how well he is behaving.

We can’t thank you enough for helping us get his issues under control.

Donna Roth, Beau
We have a dog with a lot of fear-based issues. Sara Ondrako helped to break down big changes, that seemed absolutely impossible to do on our own, into small manageable pieces for altering his behavior.

We so enjoyed working with Sara. She truly cares about each dog she works with.

Sarah Stabley, Dino

Virtual Behavior Consultations

Due to SARS-CoV2 (Coronavirus) I’ve opened up my virtual appointment book to more clients.

Social distancing is a thing – but it doesn’t mean that helping your dog with their behavior issues has to suffer.

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Virtual Behavior Consultations

Due to SARS-CoV2 (Coronavirus) I’ve opened up my virtual appointment book to more clients.

Social distancing is a thing – but it doesn’t mean that helping your dog with their behavior issues has to suffer.

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Happy Dogs & Happy Humans

I help people “speak dog” and to reach their goals creating a safer environment for both animals and their human companions.

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Canine Behavior Consulting
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