COVID-19: we are OPEN FOR VIRTUAL sessions and board & Train!

SERVICES

Virtual private lessons

Individualized Help, at a Safe Distance

We are grateful for the opportunity to bring our experience conducting virtual sessions, now to our local community! We have worked with people virtually, nationally and internationally, for over a decade, and we’re able to accomplish a lot, in this format. We can help you and your dog via Zoom or FaceTime, while remaining safely separated, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Are you adjusting a new dog or puppy to your home?
  • Looking to deepen your relationship with your dog, while you work remotely?
  • Feeling challenged by your dog’s mild or severe behaviors, in any context?

We’d love to help you!

New clients start with an initial, two-hour virtual session.

Follow up, one-hour virtual sessions are available, after the initial session.

CONTACT US to get started!

Immersion ProgRam

A Socially-Distant Option, for Clients Seeking Intensive Help

 We have created a program that enables us to help you and your dog, in these careful times. If you and your dog would benefit from more intensive help to reach your goals, our Immersion Program is a great option.

Sensitive Dog’s Immersion Program starts with two weeks of board and train, here at our urban farm in Seattle, followed by two weeks of virtual sessions, for the “human training” half of the equation.

Initial private session

A Personal Clinic for You and Your Dog

New clients start with a two-hour initial session, at our training studio located in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. Our initial session is targeted and thorough. In some cases, it is all that is needed, for our clients to gain the tools, to reach their goals!

Here, we will demystify your dog’s behavior, and you will learn how you can interact with your dog in a constructive way. You will leave with a deeper connection, and feel clear about what your dog needs, to be the best version of him/herself that he/she can be. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of your dog as an individual, leading to an improved quality of life, for you both.

In-Person Training Options

Single sessions, multi-week coaching programs, and intensive programs are available, after your initial session. All services are private. We do not offer group classes.

Virtual Training Options

We offer virtual training and behavior sessions for folks who are not in our area, or otherwise not able to meet us in-person. We are set up with Zoom, and FaceTime, for video meetings. We’ve conducted virtual sessions for over a decade, with people all over the world, and we’re able to accomplish a lot, in this format!

coaching programs

Weekly Sessions to Build Momentum Toward Your Goals

You and your dog will benefit from the structure of once-per-week private sessions. All of our coaching programs include call/text/email support, between our in-person sessions, and all the gear you need, to work with your dog in the most effective way. Multi-Week Coaching Programs vary in length, depending on your goals with your dog.

Three-Week Coaching Program

Laying a foundation of communication, and understanding, for dogs of all ages and breeds.

Six-Week Coaching Program

Taking that foundation of communication to the next level, with a focus on teaching dogs to think through distractions. This program is also a good fit for some behavioral challenges, including mild aggression and anxiety.

intensive programs

Resolving the Most Challenging Behaviors

Dog behavior can be complex, and multi-faceted. Intensive Programs are a powerful structure of support, to help the most challenged dogs learn to control their impulses; and become safer, more manageable members of society.

You will be present for all of the working sessions with your dog. As we move through the weeks, we will uncover the layers of what makes your dog “tick”, while also teaching you about your dog’s learning style, genetics, and personality.

You and your dog will experience joy, connection, and relief; as you gain freedom from the behaviors that neither of you had been able to control. Our Intensive Programs are designed to help dogs with behaviors including: reactivity, aggression and anxiety.

Our Intensive Programs are also a great fit for you, if want a more sophisticated level of training and communication with your dog.

We are happy to discuss which of our programs is the best fit for you, toward the end of our initial session.

Once we’ve had the opportunity to meet with you and your dog, we will all be clear about what makes the most sense for you, moving forward.

Board and Train

We have found that when dogs and their humans experience intensive programs together, the results reach much deeper, and set everyone up for greater long-term success. Many people come to us thinking that their dog’s behavior is so challenging, that they must need something like board and train to resolve it. We are able to help even the most challenging dogs, in the context of one of our intensive, private training programs.

In some cases, a short board and train stay, in conjunction with one of our training programs, is the best recipe for success! We’re happy to discuss all program options with you, toward the end of our initial session.

Details

Our training studio and practice are part of our urban farm in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. We are an easy drive from I-5 and I-90, and just a few blocks west of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

 

Details

Our training studio and practice are part of our urban farm in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. We are an easy drive from I-5 and I-90, and just a few blocks west of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY…

“Julie is a phenomenal dog trainer and overall boss lady. I signed up for the 6 week course,  being a first time dog owner I had no idea what I was doing. Julie helped me feel confident each session and really catered to the needs of my puppy. Everyday I’m able to implement what we’ve  learned.”

 ZAITHWA SOMANJE & ZANDER, THE MALTESE

THOUGHTFUL GUIDANCE FOR YOU & YOUR DOG

WANT TO WORK WITH US? HELLO@SENSITIVEDOG.COM