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Behavior Consulting & Modification

At Sammye's Dogs LLC, we specialize in tackling complex canine behavioral problems head-on. Behavior consulting offers a specialized and in-depth approach to addressing complex behavioral issues and challenges in dogs.

 

In the interest of transparency, it is important to note that proper dog training requires extensive experience, specialized skills, and a solid educational background. Unfortunately, many trainers may not possess the qualifications necessary to offer advice or guidance on behavior modification protocols and consultations. Please be careful on who you trust and do your research! We are always happy to refer, and for severe cases, we work in concert with Vet Behaviorists at Texas Veterinary Behavior. We also work with Heritage Animal Hospital for affordable medication management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We believe in providing our clients with the highest quality of service and expertise. Rest assured, with Sammye's extensive knowledge and credentials, you can trust that you are in capable hands when it comes to addressing your dog's training and behavior needs. 

Here's a breakdown of how the process typically works:

The process usually begins with a comprehensive assessment of your dog's behavior. This includes understanding the specific issues, triggers, and underlying causes of the behavior concerns. 

Every behavior consulting plan is tailored to your specific goals and the unique needs of your dog. We recognize that each dog is an individual, and we develop a plan that suits both your dog's personality and your desired outcomes. We not only work with your dog but also with you as the owner. We provide guidance, support, and education to ensure that you understand the strategies and techniques used in the behavior modification plan. This empowers you to continue reinforcing positive behaviors and maintaining progress.

The goal of behavior consulting is not just to address immediate issues but to provide long-term solutions and an in-depth understanding of canine body language and management and arrangement of antecedents to the unwanted behaviors. We aim to equip you and your dog with the tools and knowledge to maintain positive behavior and a happy, harmonious relationship.

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Behavior consulting with Sammye's Dogs LLC is an investment in understanding and addressing your dog's behavior challenges in a compassionate and effective way. Whether it's addressing aggression, phobias, compulsive behaviors, or any other issues, our team is dedicated to helping you and your dog achieve a higher quality of life and a stronger bond.

Private training sessions with Sammye's Dogs LLC are conducted one-on-one with our owner, Sammye Darling, BS Hons., CPDT-KSA, providing undivided attention to you and your dog. Private training sessions take place in the comfort of your own home or desired location.  This environment provides flexibility and convenience for you and your dog, and allows for better focus with less distractions resulting in efficient learning and behavior modification. We can train for you or with you!

Why you should choose the positive route

In the often challenging search for the right dog trainer, we are proud to be transparent about our philosophy, training methods, process, prices and our expertise and background. Much like other service-based professions, NOT all dog trainers are equal. Dog training is an UNREGULATED field, meaning anybody could call themselves a "dog trainer." "behaviorist," or "behavioral trainer." However, we hold ourselves to the highest degree of ethics and commitment to voluntary certification and adherence to current, educated practices. Dog trainers can differ significantly in terms of their methods, philosophies, experience, and overall approach to training, so we understand you must be careful with who you select. We appreciate your seeking of professional help, research, and trust in us. 

 

We have observed numerous "highly recommended," "highly rated" local dog trainers opting for the seemingly "quick" route of employing outdated, and harsh techniques to train dogs. From their perspective, using pain and fear seems effective. However, the issue lies in the potential damage to the dog's psyche and relationships, often leading to the emergence of more undesirable behaviors, typically expressed through stress, fear, and aggression towards people or other dogs, self mutilation, or property damage. This also often occurs after the "alpha" "balanced" forceful trainer's job is done, leaving owners to deal with the aftermath or needing to spend more money finding help from trainers like us. Moreover, when employing aversive, corrective, or brutal methods like shock / electronic collars, prong collars, and whips, the dog likely develops apprehension towards its handlers or owners. Punishment and corrective based teaching methods can also lead to a slippery slope of always having to turn up the intensity of punishment to achieve the previous result of suppression of the unwanted behavior. This approach does not contribute to fostering a positive relationship between you and your dog, and should be avoided at all costs. Watch a video on punishment here.

In the interest of transparency, it is important to note that proper dog training and behavior modifications require extensive experience, specialized skills, and a solid educational background. Unfortunately, many local trainers may not possess the qualifications necessary to offer advice or guidance on behavior modification protocols and consultations. Please be careful on who you trust and do your research! We are always happy to refer, and for severe cases, we work in concert with Vet Behaviorists at Texas Veterinary Behavior.

 

At Sammye's Dogs, we take pride in upholding elevated ethical standards and remaining committed to ongoing education based on the latest scientific evidence. Sammye Darling, CPDT-KSA, stands among the select group of 181 professionals worldwide who have undergone rigorous assessment and received certification from the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers whom has been committed to Skills Assessed Continue Education Units. Sammye is a Professional Member of the The Association of Professional Dog Trainers, International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and is an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator. Furthermore, Sammye graduated with honors from Texas A&M University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Neuroscience with a specialized focus on canine cognition and behavior with a heavy research based background. See Sammye's CV here. Additionally, she is a highly regarded Golden Retriever breeder and holds membership in prestigious organizations such as the Golden Retriever Club of America and the Greater Houston Golden Retriever Club. Her commitment to breeding excellence is further exemplified by her AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T. status, which signifies her adherence to the American Kennel Club's rigorous standards for responsible breeding practices. With a focus on health, education, accountability, responsibility, and tradition, she ensures that her AKC Golden Retrievers are bred with utmost care and dedication to puppy rearing with Early Neurological Stimulation, Puppy Culture and AVIDOG protocols and will always accept her pups back at any time. Sammye has founded and directed 501(c)(3) non-profit rescues and service dog training organizations as well and has been involved in both communities since 2011.

 

We believe in providing our clients with the highest quality of service and expertise. Rest assured, with Sammye's extensive knowledge and credentials, you can trust that you are in capable hands when it comes to addressing your dog's training and behavior needs.

 

Please do not hesitate to reach out with your questions or concerns! We are here to ensure the best possible outcomes for you and your beloved canine companion.

 

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