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Zoom – In Home Behavioural Consulting

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Zoom Video Consulting
Canine Campus offers Zoom video consulting to help owners address concerns over their dog’s fear, anxiety or aggressive issues.  This is an excellent format allowing Lucinda to observe the dog’s behaviour in their natural environment without intruding on it.  The interactive video call gives us the ability to set up situations and address concerns that happen on a daily basis.

In home or Zoom Live Video Sessions 

Please call 905-477-8092 or email us to receive the appropriate home profile form in order to start the process towards helping your dog live their best life!

Initial Behavioural Consultation

The initial consultation is a 1.5 hour meeting, where we will work on a pre-determined hierarchy of concerns that the client is experiencing with their dog(s). This takes place in the home and neighbourhood so that we are addressing the real world problems where they happen.

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to start the consultation process.

Prior to the consultation, a detailed home profile form will be completed and returned. This allows Lucinda to have a good feel for the situation prior to our visit, maximizing our productivity.  Immediate tips and feedback can often be provided based on the information on the completed form, so details are important!

Once the profile has been reviewed, Lucinda will then ask  for brief video clips in advance of the visit or call, in order to provide her more crucial information on body language, triggers in the environment, and interactions with different family members.  Video will not ask for of visitor interactions, or high value resources, even if these are areas of concern; we do not want the dog practicing undesired behaviours, including fear or aggression induced ones until we have appropriate management techniques in place. It is critical to have a solid understanding of the situation in order to recommend next steps.

The Consultation

Whether in your home live with Lucinda, or by video conferencing, we will have a comprehensive look at the family dynamic, household training methods, living situation for the dog and a review of equipment currently in use. Lucinda will assess each area of concern and use this to develop you personalized training plan that addresses each area. It is important that as many current family members that interact with the dog be available at the time of the consultation, including other pets. This allows us to build the critical consistency in methods of interacting with the dog. We want to help your dog be successful!

Lucinda is a Certified Behavourist, and as such, the assessment may also be provided as necessary to your Veterinarian to prescribe appropriate medication.

For the video call, you will need solid wifi reception and ideally a laptop or tablet for the conference. We want to be able to be mobile in the home and into the yard and have a large enough screen to capture that relevant area. The conference should take place in an area in the home where your dog is usually with family.

Next steps

After the consultation, a comprehensive assessment will be completed by Lucinda, including analyzing the behaviours observed, methods to start to change them and training skills to be working on.

From there we will either set up a series of 3 shorter calls addressing each area of concern per visit, or move into the small group High Anxiety class. As we progress, the exercises will be modified to increase success and help the dog more fully understand how they can be more comfortable and confident in the different scenarios. We only increase difficulty levels as they are able to do so!