According to Psychology Today, "Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the 'fight-or-flight' response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body."
Dogs get stressed just like people do, and they need ways to cope with this stress. Some dogs are better at naturally channeling their stress into flow and therefore remain emotionally balanced. Other dogs need help channeling this energy in healthy ways. With a series of physical exercises, we can bring your dog's excess energy to ground. He will no longer have the need to express his stress as unwanted behavior, e.g. chewing, barking, leash aggression, fence fighting, getting into the trash, etc.
Any and all types of behavioral issues can be helped by working with the dog's natural drive to connect with his owner and resolve stress. If you live outside the Greater Portland area, there is a travel surcharge for in-home consultations. Sessions generally last between 45 minutes and one hour (depending on the dog).
Following each lesson, you will receive a written follow-up report via email detailing the instructions and techniques we covered. You will have "homework" prescribed to you in this written follow-up, which you can work on as long as you wish, or until you are ready to book your next session. There is no set schedule; you just work at your own (and your dog's) pace.