Having a dog shouldn't be this hard...
Whether you are at your wit’s end and don’t know what to do next, or if you are considering irreversible decisions like rehoming your pet or euthanasia - I am here to support you. My behavior consultation services can help you if…
You recently added a dog to the family and are feeling regretful, sleep-deprived, or overwhelmed.
Your dog is showing severe behavior concerns and you are unsure what your next steps should be - rehoming, training, euthanasia, or returning them.
You are strongly considering behavior euthanasia and want to speak with a pet professional in a safe, non-judgmental space.
Please note that this service is not for medical situations. Your veterinarian should be your best resource for talking through these hard decisions.
$70 for a one hour consultation via phone or virtual meeting.
How the consultation works
1. Click the BOOK NOW button.
2. Complete the form and schedule your consultation.
3. I will contact you through your preferred method (phone call or virtual meeting) on the day and time you selected.
Throughout the consultation I will listen to you, learn about your pet, and ask detailed questions about your pet’s behaviors. I will have a conversation with you about the decisions, risks, and solutions that may lie before you. I will present feasible options.
At the end of our consultation, I will not provide an answer on what you should or shouldn’t do with your pet. That is a deeply personal decision and you are the one who knows your pet and your situation best. However, I will help you walk away with clarity regarding your pet’s behaviors and the options you are considering.
Immediate steps after your dog has bitten
1. Safely contain your dog in a crate, closed room, etc. If you can safely put a leash or muzzle on your dog, you can leave them with the tools attached. Once your dog is removed from the situation they can no longer cause harm. Step away from your dog and take a few deep breaths.
2. Treat the victim, if applicable. Inspect and clean the injury site. Help the victim access medical services if necessary. It is very important to properly clean and disinfect a bite wound to prevent infection.
3. When the victim is stable, quickly snap some photos of the injury.
Record when the event happened, and include details surrounding the circumstances leading up to the injury. This information will be helpful to trainers and/or Animal Control personnel whom you may seek help from.
4. Check to make sure your dog is up to date on their Rabies vaccination.
5. Report the bite to your local Animal Control services, if applicable. Your dog may need to be quarantined for 10 days - your local Animal Control should be able to direct you.
*Please note that Victory Road Dog Training is not an enforcement agency. Any information you provide, including dog bite information, will be kept confidential whether or not the bite was reported.*
Thank you for reaching out
I have partaken in hundreds of behavior consultations in my training and sheltering career and I have been on all sides of the conversation. I understand that when situations are serious and a dog presents severe behavior challenges, the solution is not as simple as “more training” or “more exercise” or "being more alpha". I understand how isolating and shameful it can feel to have a dog with severe anxiety or aggression issues, while being judged by friends, family, or other pet professionals for not simply doing more. This is precisely why I choose to offer this service. I want to help you explore the best options for you and your pet.