Located in American Canyon Serving Napa, Fairfield, Vacaville and the Surrounding Areas

Phone Consultation

I offer phone consultations for those who have a dog with a behavior or training problem, but cannot work with me in person due to distance or logistical constraints, or due to the nature of the behavior issue we need to get started via phone before meeting in person.

I have extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with dog training and dog behavior problems. I’ve been a professional Animal Behavior Consultant for more than 40 years. Please call for more information and other options.

Price for 1 hour phone consultation is $75


Here are some of the many behavior problems that I can help with via phone:

  • Aggression (toward people, dogs or other animals)
  • Anxiety (separation or generalized)
  • Sound phobias (thunderstorm, etc.)
  • New puppy concerns
  • Destructiveness
  • House training
  • Crate training

I am Dan and if you decide to use my services I will be the trainer who will come to you and show you how to train your dog. I began gaining experience In animal training and behavior modification in 1973. Dolphins and Sea Lions were my first co-workers and over the years I also worked with Bears, big cats, primates and DOGS.

As my experience grew I became more involved in teaching people who wanted to become animal trainers. This is what I can now do for you in your home. I will come to you and explain, demonstrate and guide you in how to avoid problem behavior, fix problem behavior and reinforce good behavior. You must learn how to form a relationship with your dog, teaching him to focus and want to mind you because he needs to, has to, and wants to.




I do not believe in using treats (lure training) nor do I believe in negative training methods. I reinforce good behavior and use positive and humane methods. Training should be fun and enjoyable for you and your dog. The most common problem I see with dog owners is they are frequently rewarding bad behavior and they don't realize they are doing it. Training is not difficult but if you have never done it an experienced professional trainer is what you need. The way it works starts with you calling me by phone, (texting or emailing doesn't work as I need to ask you a lot of questions to give you the best idea of how many sessions and therefore the cost), then I will come to you and train you how to train your Dog.


I typically get quick results and show you how to as well, I won't ask you to sign up for 10 - 15 session package and overcharge for wasted time. Most of my jobs are referrals because clients are pleased with the cost and results.

You are going to have your dog for many years so why not have an experienced qualified trainer help you to have a dog that you can take on walks without pulling your arm out of it's socket or barking at everything, digging..... jumping..... chewing..... I can go on.


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