Is your dog's barking out of control?
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Linda Michaels, MA

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We use only positive, cutting edge, dog training methods, effective for all dogs and all problem behaviors. For lasting results, we need to address the underlying causes for problem behavior rather than treating symptoms alone. Let Linda bring her extensive training, experience, skills, and dog-friendly methods to you and your dog.

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    — Dr. T. Hebbler DVM Solana Beach, CA

  • Best decision I've made for the happiness of our family.

    — Elizabeth Moreno

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Blogs and Events

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DOG/DOG AGGRESSION

By Linda Michaels, M.A., Psychology  Dog/dog Aggression: There’s nothing pet parents like better than socializing with their dogs. They often want everyone to like their dog and they want their dog to like everyone… including other dogs. Pet parents may feel it’s a reflection on them personally if their dog is not friendly to other dogs. It’s not. […]

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BARKING, BARKING, BARKING, ETC., ETC., ETC…

Does your dog bark while running in circles, bay at the moon, bark at bugs, or scare your visitors out of their boots? Dogs bark to repel intruders, for attention, during play, as an outlet for energy, or in separation distress. Barking is as natural a vocalization for dogs as speaking is for humans. Basic […]

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Wolfdog Radio Online with Linda Michaels, MA. Feb 15 5pm PST | 8pm EST — Learn to Train Your Wolfdog with Positive Reinforcement

    Join Wolfdog Radio with special guest, Linda Michaels, MA Psychology, Sunday, February 15th at –8pm EST/ 5pm PST– and learn how to use the principles of Positive Reinforcement/ForceFree training to help develop a trusting, working relationship with your wolfdog. Linda will outline the techniques of Reward-based Training and Benevolent Leadership that you can […]

Services

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    Behavior Consultation

      Assessment and treatment of nuisance, and other single-issue problems. Fully customized plans to fit your dog, your lifestyle and your family. Steps to guide you through the “hiccups” gracefully. Addresses troublesome issues that have just cropped up, or long-term problems.     NEW! Allergy Management Learn Behavioral and Management Tools to Decrease Allergy Exposure, […]

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    Private Lessons

    Customized training services for the discriminating pet parent. Everything you and your dog need to know to live “happily ever after.” A comprehensive course: one hour introductory lesson, plus (4) 1.5 hour private home-visits, weekly or bi-weekly. Begin training now with what you feel is needed most – then proceed with customized standard obedience training […]

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    Aggression, Reactivity and Fear

    Help for all types of Aggression: If you’ve been struggling with human or dog aggression on walks or at home, start treatment today. New, All Positive and Effective. Most Aggression is based in fear. These techniques work for Fearful dogs too. All Positive. Specifically designed to be extremely simple for the dog, and easy to […]

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    Phone Consultations

    Phone Consultations can easily help everything from “nuisance” problems to Basic Manners Skills. Convenient. Less expense than private or group training. Solves problems right now. Customized tips sheet. The following problems may all be addressed by Phone Consultation: House-training. New Puppy Issues. Jumping Up. Incessant Barking. Clicker Training Technique. Sit, Down, Wait, Come. Leash-walking Gear, […]

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    Speaking Engagements and Seminars

    Speaking to veterinary, Meet-up, breed, shelter, rescue and other dog-centric groups interested in fascinating, well-researched dog behavior modification and Positive Reinforcement training topics. Educational and entertaining Includes video clips and hand-outs Customized presentations to suit your special needs 45 minute lecture/15 minute Q & A Sample Topics: Top 10 Things to Teach Your Dog FAR […]

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    Overnight Pet Training

    If you want Overnight Training-oriented Dog and House Sitting, this service is for you. A popular specialty service: Overnight pet sitting is offered to clients whose dogs have completed a private course with Wholistic Dog Training. Available in Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Southern Encinitas, Carmel Valley, Torrey Pines, Torrey Hills, Fairbanks Ranch, […]

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    Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certification In-Your-Home

    Private and Customized In-Your-Home Evaluation and Training Instructions, plus one Field Trip Meeting, and Certification when your dog passes! Find out what your dog already knows and what your dog needs to learn to pass the 10-item test below and become a proud certificant in this popular AKC program. Hang the Certificate on your fridge, […]