The Virtual Consultation
...What is it?
It is the very first meeting that you will have with the Smart Bitches.
It is required to utilize either our private Virtual Training or In-Person Training.
The Virtual Consultation
90 min-2 hrs
$200 (one dog)
$300 (two dogs)
$350 (three dogs)
*Required for private training
The Consultation consists of two parts:
An orientation to Smart Bitch, our training methods, details on why your dog may be behaving the way they are and more... in video format! This video will be sent directly to you prior to your live meeting. The video is a requirement and is to be watched before:
Your 90 min-2 hr live online meeting with us! During this meeting we will ask questions and we will answer any and all questions you may have. We set you up for the future training that you will purchase.
Our Consultation is also known as 'The Brain Melt'. It is our way of determining what is going on with your dog... So, TELL US EVERYTHING. And don't hold back. Invite family (everyone involved with the dog's life) to be a part of the call!
After we ask you a few targeted questions, the long awaited explanation will begin. We'll teach you everything you need to know about what's going on in your dog's head and how to make the bad behavior go away!
Our areas of expertise:
Dog to Dog Aggression
Dog to People Aggression
Resource Guarding (Object Aggression)
Fearfulness & Anxiety
Obsessive Behavior & more
Cases we do not accept:
Separation Anxiety (ref
Dogs currently experiencing persistent medical ailments.**
Dogs expected to undergo invasive medical procedures in the near future**
Protection Dog Training/Attack Dogs
Emotional Support Dogs (to bypass public access laws)
** = varies by case.
Important: We do not offer a boarding & training service. We work with you in your home (or other preferred location), or we work with your dog with or without you present (we have access to your home to work with your dog while you're at work or more). Click here to read about our Private Training & Pricing.
**If you can't afford to wait for support from Smart Bitch, and/or we do not offer services you're seeking, please click here for our Referrals list.
...Why 'virtual'? what are the benefits to a virtual consult?
The truth is, The Virtual/Online Consultation is even more ideal than a traditional in-person consultation in many ways! For one, you get to skip that awkward commotion that happens when a stranger visits your home. That means that the moment your call begins, we are 100% focused on you! Second, most dogs exhibit more than one of the behavioral problems listed above....and we don't actually need to SEE any of it! No need to stress your dog out for no reason! Between the both of us, we have enough experience and qualifications under our belts to provide you with clear guidance to help you with all of the problems you are experiencing.
Fun fact: Great dog training for rehabilitation purposes should NEVER look like dog training, per say. If a dog is stressed out, you're doing it wrong! We don't need to see the symptoms to treat the problem.
Think of it this way: A psychologist doesn't bad mouth their client before advising.....why should dog training be any different? They just help.
We. Just. Help.
Other Benefits include:
Consult with BOTH trainers at the same time.
Same high quality training expertise at your finger tips.
Ability to discuss complex behavioral issues with no distractions!
Consulting in your pajamas! You don't have to get dressed if you don't want to.
... so what do i need?
Use what you have! We will need to be able to see and hear you, and you will need to be able to see and hear us. To make that happen, you'll need:
A stable internet connection
A laptop/ desktop computer with a webcam, microphone, & speakers/headphones!
Or a mobile device (smartphone or tablet)
A Zoom Account (don't worry, sign up is easy, FREE, and we'll walk you through the process.
& dog related questions!
The Consultation is always required before you can gain access to our other private services like Digital D.I.Y. Coaching, In Person D.I.Y. Coaching, and In Person S.M.A.R.T. Sessions. We gotta know what we're working with, first.
The Consultation is a stand-alone service. It is treated as a single session, and you are welcome to contact us if you just need quick advice for the issues you are experiencing.
However, it is intended to be the first part of a training plan, with the second part being a private training subscription.
So, if all of this sounds SWELL, go ahead and fill out our Consultation Waiting List Application.