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Personalized Training & Consultations

Having problems with your canine companion’s behavior? You’re not alone!

Private consultations address the “why” of your predicament and a “how to modify” guide for behavior problems. We’ll discuss your dog’s history, try to observe the problem behavior, explain how to modify it, and then demonstrate the applicable techniques.

We have a variety of one-on-one services to meet your needs.


Behavior Consultations

(in person at our Novato campus or virtual)

  • $150 for a 75-minute consultation
  • $100 for a 60-minute virtual consultation

Marin Humane adoptees receive a complimentary (free) behavior consultation within the first 6 months of your adoption date


Private Lessons at Marin Humane

A behavioral consultation is a required pre-requisite and your consultant will work with your to ascertain which package is most appropriate.

  • Training Package $250 (three 45-minute sessions)
  • Behavior Modification Package $500 (six 30-minute sessions)
  • Agility Private Lessons are not currently available

Custom In-home Private Lessons (Marin County only)

All in-home training is dependent on your consultant's schedule and location. A behavioral consultation is a required pre-requisite and your consultant will work with your to ascertain which package is most appropriate as well as availability for in-home privates.

  • Training Package $325 plus travel (three 45-minute sessions)
  • Behavior Modification Package $650 plus travel (six 30-minute sessions)

Travel charges apply for all in-home training. Fees are $50 per half hour of travel time, calculated prior to booking. Kindly email ohbehave@marinhumane.org or assistance with this custom service.



911 - Behavior Consultation - Corte Madera

Consultations address the "why" of your predicament and a "how to modify" guide for behavior problems.  We'll discuss your dog's history try to observe the undesirable behavior, explain how to modify it, and then demonstrate the applicable techniques. In-person consultations are conducted at the Marin Humane campus with your dog present.  This 75-minute session held at Camp K-9 of Marin (5810 Paradise Drive in Corte Madera) is $200 and includes a write-up of behavior modification suggestions. To sign up for a consultation choice a day and time that will work for you.  You will receive additional information upon registering. For information on doing a consultation at your home, please review here:  https://www.marinhumane.org/oh-behave/dogs/consults/.   NOTE: If your dog has bitten and broken human skin, please sign up for a behavior consultation that is at least ten day post bite. 
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911 - Dog Behavior Consultation

Behavior Consultations address the "why" of your predicament and a "how to modify" guide for behavior problems.  We'll discuss your dog's history, try to observe the undesirable behavior, explain how to modify it, and then demonstrate the applicable techniques. In-person consultations are conducted at the Marin Humane campus with your dog present.  This 75-minute session held at Marin Humane is $150 and includes a write-up of behavior modification suggestions.  To sign up for a consultation choose a day and time that will work for you.  You will receive additional information upon registering. For information on doing a consultation at your home, please review here:  https://www.marinhumane.org/oh-behave/dogs/consults/.  NOTE: If your dog has bitten and broken human skin, please sign up for a behavior consultation that is at least ten day post bite. 
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Dawn Kovell
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Yuching Desch
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Kathleen Call
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Jane Aten
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Marisa Walker
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Marisa Walker
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Kathleen Call
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Ali Vorhies
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Yuching Desch
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Kathleen Call
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Kathleen Call
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Jane Aten
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Marisa Walker
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Marisa Walker
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Ali Vorhies
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Yuching Desch
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Yuching Desch
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Kathleen Call
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Jane Aten
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Marisa Walker
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Marisa Walker
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Kathleen Call
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Jane Aten
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911 - MH & HAR Adoption Virtual Consultation

These appointments are for Marin Humane or Hopalong Adoption Dogs, adopted within the last six months, to receive a complimentary 45-minute consultation. Initial consultations are done via Zoom or phone call. You must register in our system to receive your complimentary consultation. Choose a date and time below and follow the instructions to register for this service. After you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email and your Behavior Consultant will reach out to you with a Zoom link for your appointment. If you prefer a phone call respond to their email and state your preference. When you add your pet to the system, indicate MH Adoptee and the charge will be removed before checking out. If you have any questions, please email ohbehave@marinhumane.org.   
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Karen Gulmon
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911 - Off-Site Dog Behavior Consultation

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation, please email ohbehave@marinhumane.org first. 
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911 - Phone or Virtual Consultation - One

If you are interested in scheduling a phone/virtual consultation, please email ohbehave@marinhumane.org first.

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911 - Reactive Dog Behavior Consultation Package

Would you like to be able to walk your dog without the stress associated with barking and lunging at other dogs? If so, your journey begins here. Managing and working with reactivity requires a solid understanding of the underlying causes of the behavior. The Reactive Dog behavior consultation series helps you discover the basis for reactivity in your dog. Furthermore, it provides an appropriate environment where you can practice learned exercises in a safe and supportive environment.

The Reactive Dog Behavior Consultation services are held at the Marin Humane Novato campus. Included:

  • A review of your dog's history
  • 75-minute evaluation and consultation
  • Behavior modification plan with core skills to practice
  • Two 45-minute private training lessons
  • Final assessment to ascertain the best “next steps” for you and your dog

The customized final assessment addresses the best path forward, be it Drive In Growlers (DIG) class, additional private training sessions or another group training class. We’ve got your back!

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Ali Vorhies
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Ali Vorhies
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Marisa Walker
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Ali Vorhies
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Marisa Walker
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Ali Vorhies
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911 - Separation Anxiety Package - Virtual

Angela Gardner is a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer.

Canine Separation Anxiety can cause significant stress for both you and your dog. It can cause such behaviors as vocalization, panting, drooling, jumping on doors, and destruction. It might feel as if you will never be able to leave your pup alone -- preventing you from having peace of mind and freedom to leave your home and live a normal life. Typically, these are wonderful dogs that are extremely anxious when left alone, in turn causing you stress when leaving.

How Separation Anxiety Training Works:

  • We create a training plan just for you and your dog over a number of weeks/months.
  • The process takes time, dedication, and consistency.
  • Think marathon, not a sprint. The training is done gradually with successes along the way.
  • Over time, your dog will learn to relax and be emotionally okay during your absence.
  • The desensitization process is humane, effective, and lasts!

Logistics:

  • Commitment to having your dog not left alone except for training exercises.
  • This will immediately help your dog feel safe when you leave.
  • The process takes time, dedication, and is a marathon, not a sprint.
  • The training is done by gradually exposing your dog to being left alone.
  • We start where your dog is comfortable with you being gone, and then gradually increase that time.
  • Over time your dog will learn to relax and be emotionally okay during your absence. The desensitization process is proven to work and it's humane and a lasting treatment option.

All Separation Anxiety Training is done virtually via Zoom and includes:

  • One 75-minute consultation
  • Six 30-minute online sessions with live assessments on a weekly basis
  • Customized daily training plan (5 days per week)
  • Daily feedback on homework tracked on a shared Google Spreadsheet

Package price $700 & the dates will be determined after signing up. The 12/31/24 date is ONLY a placeholder; not the actual date of the event.

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