Whether you need one-on-one assistance with basic obedience training, behavior problem prevention, socialization, specialized training (therapy dog certification preparation, emotional support training, or service dog training), or expert assessment and intervention for a behavior problem, we can help! Lindsay Parenti provides behavioral consultations and obedience training in the Morgantown, WV community. She works in collaboration with Dr. Megan Maxwell, the only Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist providing services in West Virginia. The following services are available to families living within miles of Morgantown, WV.
All services are arranged in the context of four in-home visits scheduled across 8 weeks. Contact us to schedule an appointment right away.
Behavior Assessment and Intervention ($425.00 plus travel fee*)
*This service includes basic obedience, and service and therapy dog evaluation and training as needed.
Common dog behavior problems include aggression toward people or animals, fearful behavior, separation anxiety, house soiling, excessive barking, jumping, resource guarding, pulling on leash, reactivity, thunderstorm phobias, and general noncompliance. Common cat behavior problems include house soiling, fearful behavior, aggression between resident cats or toward humans, and anxious behavior including ingestion of foreign objects, overgrooming, and repetitive behavior.
We will conduct a behavioral history assessment and observe your pet, then design an individually tailored behavior plan for you and your family to implement. Across sessions, our goal is to help pet owners understand the cause of their pet's behavior problem and give owners the tools they need to address it.
For those owners who learn best with ongoing coaching and long-term support, or for those behavior problems that typically require more extensive follow-up, an extended series of six sessions is recommended ($525.00 plus travel fee*).
The Trainer Trains for You! ($25.00 per hour plus travel fee*)
Leading busy lives, some owners prefer to have someone provide their dog with training, exercise, and enrichment while they cannot be there. For graduates of our obedience or behavior problem programs, we offer this service. We do our best to work around your schedule and we develop an individualized plan for your dog that may include any of the elements below. We also will teach you how to follow through on the training we have accomplished, providing weekly progress reports and tips.
- Walking on Leash
- Head Halter/Body Harness Training
- Basic Obedience Exercises (Come, Sit, Stay, Lay Down, Drop it, Leave it)
- Socialization in Public with Positive Reinforcement
- Toy Play
- Play with other Dogs
* A travel fee of $0.50 per driving mile round-trip is added for each in-home session. Payment can be made by cash or check and is due in full at the first session. A 10% discount on this service is available to United States veterans.