Who is this package for? 

  • Puppies and dogs of any age exhibiting fear, anxiety, phobia, and/or aggressive responses to objects, places, events, and people age 10 and up without a serious bite history 

  • Puppies and dogs fearful of and/or aggressive towards dogs living in the same home without causing major injuries 

    • If the issue is with dogs outside the home, the better option than private training is to Google: Coventry School, Oscar Winning Behavior, Unleashed Joy, and MDSPCA for Kranky K9 or Reactive Rover or GRRR classes 

What do I get? 

  • (1) 30-minute private training session via Meet or Zoom to teach foundation skills to set your dog up for success and prepare for working in-person because dogs that are fearful, aggressive, or over-aroused in certain situations will be able to work with me much faster this way, followed by

  • (4) 45-minute, in-person sessions at your home/ yard, or sometimes off-property when appropriate (park or fenced yard), usually scheduled 7 to 14 days apart.

  • You will receive a follow-up email after each session with video and/or article links to help you understand what was discussed and remember the training homework.

  • You can text, email, or call with questions outside of sessions.

  • We will communicate with your vet and/or vet behaviorist as needed.

What if I need more help? 

  • You may add on extra a la carte sessions as needed and Tanzi will help you with this process.

  • You qualify to add-on most Manners Training packages at the add-on rate after the Behavior Modification work is completed. 

What if I can't afford training?

  • In an ideal world, trainers help you help your dog as efficiently as possible. Sometimes, it's just not in your budget. For DIY anxiety /aggression work, we recommend searching for the book Beware of the Dog by Pat Miller.


Crucial info

It's important that you let us know upfront if your dog has bitten anyone with as many details as possible. ​Your trainer may explain that certain cases of aggressive or anxious behavior may require medical workups and a meeting with a veterinarian and/or veterinary behaviorist before we can proceed with behavior modification coaching sessions.

Tanzi teaches this package and will be away from work 12/14 - 1/3, other than virtual lessons, so there may be a gap in your lessons during this time.

the counseling office:
Fear, Anxiety, Stress, Hyperarousal, PHOBIA, & Aggression

Referral to a vet behaviorist or specialty class will be provided for:

  • Dogs that are reactive to people at distances over 20' where body language would be hard for your trainer to see clearly and where finding a large enough space to work without distractions is difficult

  • Dogs aggressive towards children under age 10

  • Dogs that are reactive or aggressive towards dogs outside the home

  • Dogs with a bite history that is severe and/or prolonged

  • Dogs that are aggressive towards other species, like cats 


for this package

Sessions and packages are paid in advance via invoice and must be used within 6 months following that visit. Without regular sessions, it's difficult to make progress. 

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