Force free, reward based dog behavior modification and training
Angie’s passion is modifying the behavior of challenging dogs, the dogs considered aggressive or anxious. Angie’s training and behavior modification is established by the scientific principles of learning, emphasizing the use of positive reinforcement applications. The level of expertise Angie provides is demonstrated through her force free and fear free approach. Her obligation to dogs and owners while they’re achieving training goals, is to promote professionalism, grounded in the ethical treatment of animals.
Currently, she is working to obtain certification as a behavior consultant through the IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) and the PPAB (Pet Professional Accreditation Board). She has personal and professional experience ranging from ownership of a dangerous dog, to evaluating and working with dogs & cats in shelter and boarding environments. She has accumulated a variety of education from professional, world wide educational conferences, seminars, workshops, online education sources, independent research and hands on experience.
Force free is the method of animal training that does not rely upon physical force, intimidation, pain, fear, prong collars, choke collars and any electronic collar device to teach an animal skills, or modify their behavior.
Behavior Modification & Training
Behavior Consultation - $150.00
A two hour information gathering consultation for aggression, generalized anxiety, and separation anxiety to determine prognosis and modification plan.
Aggression - $150.00/Session
Behavior Consult required- Service is for dogs who have inflicted a bite(s) to a person or dog. One, 1 hour, carefully constructed training session per week.
Generalized Anxiety (Fear) - $150.00/Session
Behavior Consult Required- One, 1 hour training session per week. Follow up support provided via email or text.
Separation Anxiety - $175.00/Session
Behavior Consult Required- One, 1 hour training session per week. Extensive follow up support provided via email, phone, text or skype correspondences.
Skype Consult - $75.00
Skype consult to provide National and International remote support to those looking for guidance and training advice.
Walk & Train $75.00 per walk (5 Walks Minimum)
Behavior Consult Required- Training tasks OR behavior modification while out on a walk.
Solo Walk - $30 Thirty minutes
Solo Walk/Hike $45 One hour
Unfortunately, Angie does not provide group dog walks. Angie designates her time and attention for dogs with special needs or who may not be suitable for group walks. For a list of group dog walking referrals, please submit an inquiry.
Animal Care & Control
Lost, Found or Stolen Pet Reporting, Spay and Neutering and Adoptions
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Educational Material for owners with reactive dogs
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Educational material for owners with fearful and anxious dogs
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Disclosure Policy: Pawsitive Associations LLC / Angeline Kenworthy does not guarantee behavior change. Behavior is not static, therefore it is not guaranteed. Behavior modification is a process that involves time, dedication, consistency and repetition. It can be predictable and molded, but never guaranteed. Results are heavily dependent upon practice and following training instruction between sessions.
Ethical Policy: Pawsitive Associations LLC / Angeline Kenworthy (The Company) practices force free, positive reinforcement training and behavior modification. The Company will work with the owner with the express understanding that at no time while utilizing the services of The Company will the owner use any, but not limited to, techniques, protocols, tools or devices not approved of by The Company. The non-approved methods or items are, but not limited to, physical force or punishment, choker, prong or electric collars, shaker cans, squirt bottles, yelling, leash corrections, etc. this section is non-negotiable.
Payment Policy: Fees are due at the first training session or beginning of a walk cycle.
Refund & completion of services policy: No refunds. All training is expected to be completed within 3-8 weeks from start of the first training session.
Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy: Strict cancellation/rescheduling policy for training sessions. All training appointments cancelled less than 24hrs, will be the total cost of the session. Rescheduling requests submitted less than 48hrs before a scheduled training session are subject to a $50 fee.
10% off of 25 or more walks.
15% off on 50 training walks or more
18% off on training & walks for seniors and active military