Halooffers a unique service of behavior modification during boarding to pet owners, shelters, and rescues. Although it is highly recommended that your dog remains in your home during behavior modification and training, we understand that there are some situations that require your dog to be boarded while going through behavior modification or training.
Halo is unique in that we have a Board-Certified Behaviorist on the premises who will work one on one with your dog on a daily basis. Regina will only employ science-based techniques and protocols during behavior modification. She will never use aversive training and only positive reinforcement.
Regina has counseled clients who’s dog display behaviors such as fearfulness, dog-dog aggression, resource guarding, compulsive behaviors, barrier aggression, fear aggression, and separation anxiety. She has worked with numerous bully breeds, working dogs, and toys breeds. She will be able to diagnose and treat behavior problems during your pet’s stay based on her knowledge of breed behaviors and temperament.
Regina will help you understand your pet’s “Jekyll and Hyde” personality, destructive behavior, dominance behavior, aggression, fear response, and frankly anything concerning to you. If socialization is an issue, she will safely place him in monitored playgroups and determine his play behavior.
Finally, you will be taught the proper way to interact and train your dog. Because we know support is the key to your dog’s success, Regina will provide follow up visits, phone calls, and daycare visits until you are comfortable following through with the behavior modification plan that Regina provides unique to your dog. Regina is truly loyal to her clients and she will work to keep your pet and your family safe and happy.
During your pet’s stay, he will be housed in an 8x8 room containing a day bed, tv, essential oil diffuser, and a camera for you to monitor during his/her stay. It is truly a home away from home in a safe, stress-free environment.
Treatment Plan Regina will begin by diagnosing your dog. This will require a 2-hour behavior consultation. Regina will discuss behavior issues as she would if she was performing an in-home consultation. However, she will schedule your dog to stay in the boarding facility to focus on one on one behavior modification. You will be informed of every protocol and treatment plan that will be used before the dog begins the board and train program. Regina will phone you daily with updates. You are more than welcome to visit your dog at any time during his stay.
Fee $175.00 includes an initial behavior consultation with a treatment plan $50.00/day for boarding and behavior modification This program is unique because you pick the number of days that you would like to board your dog. If you prefer, you may leave your dog for the day and pick him up in the evening (similar to a daycare). However, during the day Regina will work one on one with him with his behavior issues. Regina will discuss the progress at the end of the day with you and teach you how to maintain a safe, happy home during his behavior modification. Depending on the severity of the issue, behavior modification may take weeks or months and maintenance is imperative (especially if your dog is being treated for aggression). However, we feel that the owner’s presence and commitment is required to correct unwanted behavior. Therefore, we do not require you to board your dog for a set number of days because we will work one on one with YOU and your dog to correct the behavior. We have been very successful working on behavior issues/training during boarding stays. Consider board and train on your next scheduled boarding while you’re away on vacation.