ACE Behavior Consultation
Thank you so much for inquiring about ACE Academy for Canine Educators behaviour consulting services. This is a service provided by Mike Annan, CIPDT, and Jeff Grognet, DVM. Our goal is to enrich the bond between you and your canine friend.
These are the behaviours that we can provide assistance with. Does your dog:
· Lunge at other dogs?
· Lunge at people?
· Exhibit aggressive behavior?
· Lunge, pull, or jump at moving object such as cars or bikes?
· Bark on leash?
· Suffer from separation anxiety?
· Fear or Anxiety disorders?
· OCD disorders/ obsessive behavior?
· Food aggression or resource guarding?
· Excessive territorial behavior?
· React negatively to people or other animals?
· Have over excited reactions to other dogs or people?
· Have you stopped walking your dog because they are just too unmanageable?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we can help.
Our program consists of working with behaviours, some trauma-induced, through graded exposure therapy that helps dogs confront their fears and/or reactivity towards the stimulus. When dogs are fearful and/or exhibit reactive behaviour (aggressive or over excited behavior) they tend to avoid or react to objects, activities, or situations.
Although this avoidance might help reduce feelings of fear or reactivity in the short term, over the long term it can make the behavior become even worse.
We use the ACE Integrated Victory Management training system to create positive outcomes without correction in order to help break the pattern of avoidance and reactivity. Exposure therapy has been scientifically demonstrated to be a helpful treatment or treatment component for a range of problems, including:
Reactivity • Phobias • Panic Disorder • Social Anxiety Disorder • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder • Trauma or Stress Injuries • Generalized Anxiety Disorder • Aggression
Programs take a minimum 3 to 6 months of commitment and completion from you for your dog to achieve maximum results. Each dog needs ongoing care after this program is complete. Though this program is tailored to your specific dog, there are no guarantees on the final outcome due to the ability of the dog to retrain, and the commitment of the owner and people that work with the dog.
Our program consists of a consultation that allow us to design a training outline and educate you in the techniques and strategies to use. Depending on your particular case, you may also be advised to join in group sessions.
We will mentor you through your efforts in curbing your dogs unwanted behavior hands on with a custom built homework and advice for you to achieve the greatest results possible with your canine friend.
The cost of the initial private session/consultation lasting between 60 and 90 minutes is $199 (paid in advance) and this occurs at our ACE site in Parksville. We may require follow-up sessions to achieve maximum results. These are billed at $125.
Online consultations are also available if you can't attend in person.
If you are interested in this, please fill out the form below and we can send information on the steps for setting up the consultation.
Mike Annan CIPDT, SI-SSDI, ACE-MI
Jeff Grognet, DVM, BSc(Agr)
“Every new day is an opportunity to create a canine good citizen through spiritual strength and knowledge”