865 River Road, Shelton, CT 06484


Individual  Behavioral Consulting 

Fear, aggression, food and object guarding, separation anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders are all issues that can create serious problems within a family home and can also cause problems with neighbors. One Smart Dog offers customized, private behavior consultations and training for difficult behavioral problems.

Please see the About  page for our qualifications, experience, and independent certifications in canine training and behavior. We regularly see behavior modification cases with an excellent success rate, but we also do not hesitate to involve your veterinarian or work in conjunction with a board-certified veterinary behaviorist if it would help to achieve resolution of your issues. You can expect only the most professional behavior modification services at One Smart Dog.

Behavior consultations are done by appointment only. These consults are held at One Smart Dog, 865 River Rd, Shelton, CT  06484. Home visits are done only in specific circumstances and only AFTER the first consult is done. 

The initial consult is approximately 60-90 min in length and involves obtaining the behavioral history of the dog as well as introducing the client to our training methods. Effective home management principles are put into place immediately to help lessen and  end the practice of the inappropriate behavior at hand.   A behavioral treatment plan will be written up after the first consult and will be e-mailed to the client within 24 to 48 hours.

Behavior Problems:

  • Dog Aggression or People Aggression (on leash or off leash)
  • Anxiety and Fear
  • Noise Phobia
  • Reactivity
  • Destructive Behavior
  • Biting
  • Separation Anxiety
  • House Soiling
  • Submissive Urination
  • Resource Guarding
  • New Baby Problems 
  • Hyperactivity
  • Territorial Problems

Fee: $150 per hour which includes CT sales tax, travel to and from locations within 30 miles of Shelton, CT, and email and phone support after your initial consultation. Initial consult is approximately 60- 90 min.

A follow-up session of one hour may be scheduled about a week or two after the initial consultation to assess progress.

Additional follow-up sessions of one hour may be necessary dependent on the severity of the behavior problem.