Dog Training and Behavior Services

Puppy Primer Program

Recommended For: Puppies up to 6 months of age.

Covers: Housetraining ★ Chewing ★ Jumping-up ★ Mouthing ★ Crate training ★ Pulling on leash ★ Basic manners training (e.g. sit, down, leave it, come).

Structure: Over the course of the intensive two-month program, Dr. Wan will work with you and your dog to achieve your training goals. You’ll receive:

  • An initial 60-minute virtual consultation to answer your most pressing questions
  • Six 60-minute drop-off training sessions. Drop off your dog with us in Westport, CT, and we’ll train your dog for you, using force-free, family-friendly training techniques, while you run your errands!
  • Two 60-minute in-person training consultations at your home
  • Two 30-minute virtual training consultations to troubleshoot issues
  • Monthly drop-in virtual office hours
  • Training handouts with easy-to-follow instructions

Result: Get one-on-one support during the stressful puppyhood period, and let us help you train your puppy. Lay the foundation for having a well-mannered adult dog.

Investment: $2,150 (plus CT sales tax) for the two-month program.

“Michele provided easy methods to encourage good behavior and simple tips to eliminate unwanted behaviors. She understands dogs.”
– Sadie’s family

Rowdy Dog Program

Recommended For: Dogs over 6 months of age.

Covers: Jumping-up ★ Pulling on leash ★ Not coming when called ★ Incomplete housetraining ★ Basic manners (e.g. sit, down, leave it).

Structure: Over the course of the intensive two-month training program, Dr. Wan will work with you and your dog to achieve your training goals. You’ll receive the following services:

  • An initial 60-minute virtual consultation to set goals and answer your most pressing questions
  • Six 60-minute drop-off training sessions. Drop off your dog with us in Westport, CT, and we’ll train your dog for you, using force-free, family-friendly training techniques, while you run your errands!
  • Two 60-minute in-person training consultations at your home
  • Two 30-minute virtual training consultations to troubleshoot issues
  • Monthly drop-in virtual office hours
  • Training handouts with easy-to-follow instructions

Result: Feel less stressed about life with your four-legged friend, and enjoy their improved manners.

Investment: $2,150 (plus CT sales tax) for the two-month program.

“Dr. Wan was able to immediately give us some finely-tuned suggestions to correct undesirable behaviors, in a positive way. I was very impressed with Dr. Wan and would highly recommend her.”
– Terra’s family

Difficult Dog Program

Recommended For: Dogs of any age experiencing behavioral issues or having strong emotional reactions to seemingly everyday circumstances.

Covers: Barking and lunging at other dogs (reactivity) ★ Barking at visitors ★ Guarding of resources like food and toys ★ Sensitivity to handling ★ Fear and anxiety ★ Other common behavior problems (aggression with bite history accepted on a case-by-case basis).

Structure: Over the course of this two-month behavior modification program, you’ll receive extensive step-by-step guidance from Dr. Wan:

  • An initial 60-minute virtual consultation, including assessment and behavioral history review
  • Development of customized behavioral recommendations and a detailed written behavior plan
  • Action items designed for you weekly for eight weeks and adjusted based on your feedback, so you know exactly what to work on to make progress
  • Monthly 60-minute in-person consultation at your home, including instruction on force-free training and behavior modification techniques
  • Monthly 30-minute virtual consultation to troubleshoot issues
  • Monthly drop-in virtual office hours
  • Communication with your veterinarian

Result: Learn how to deal with challenging behaviors, and feel the relief of seeing improvement.

Investment: $2,900 for the two-month program. An all-virtual version of the program is available for $2,200. Consultations with Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists are covered under some pet insurance policies; please contact your insurance company for details.

“Many trainers offer programs based on fear and dominance, which we knew we didn’t want for our family pet. Michele’s intelligent, individualized and positive approach worked perfectly. We couldn’t be happier with the results.”
– Scout’s family