Loving Guidance, LLC

Phone Consultations 

Whether you need help with an existing problem or want to improve your dog's skills, an evaluation allows me to see your dog(s) in action making evaluations an essential part of your dog's training plan. This first step in the process of determining the best training program for you and your dog is very important, allowing me the opportunity to discuss your concerns and goals in person first. I will ask detailed questions regarding your dog's current behavior then discuss with you how I would modify these behaviors with different training methods and tools. From there we can move forward with scheduling each lesson at a time that is convenient for you. Phone consultations are FREE and usually take about 30 minutes.

In-Home Evaluations 

If you would prefer to meet with me in person before enrolling your dog in a training program, I would be more than happy to schedule an In-Home evaluation where I come to your house  to meet with you and your dog(s) first. In-Home evaluations are $25 and usually take about 30 minutes. 

Behavior Consultations 
When needing to address serious behavior issues such as people/dog aggression, fear aggression or reactivity, or unknown causes of behaviors, an onsite behavior consultation is needed, allowing me the opportunity to spend quality time observing and interacting with you and your dog before deciding which training program would be best. Evaluations for dogs who are displaying these behaviors are $50 and usually last about 1 hour in length. Behavior consultations will be held in the environment best to observe the behavior, typically your home or a local park. 

​​Loving Guidance, LLC works will all breeds and every training program is customized to your dog's specific training needs. ​My training methods are balanced which means I include both positive and negative reinforcement equally. This combination allows your dog to have a better success rate with learning new behaviors or modifying unwanted ones. The balance of positive and negative also helps your dog find a calmer, clearer communication with you as their guardian and mentor. 

Whether you just brought a puppy home, introduced an older dog to your family, want to advance your dog's current skills or work on specific issues, Loving Guidance, LLC has a training program that is right for you. Please visit each page to read a detailed synopsis of what is covered in each of these programs.

As a certified behavior and training specialist, I can help with behaviors such as:

Most dogs need a minimum of four private lessons to address behaviors that need to be modified so I offer single lessons or packages of 4, 6 or 8 one-hour private lessons. If you just need to focus on a single issue, such as house training concerns, you can purchase single private lesson on an as needed basis. Please contact me for a quote on how many lessons I think it will take to reach your desired training goals.

**Proof of current Rabies vaccine is required for all dogs to participate in any Loving Guidance training programs.
**Payment Plans are available
**Travel/Surcharge may be applied for areas outside North County