Animal Behavior Services
Alana Stevenson provides in-home and video animal behavior consultations and dog training lessons. Video consultations are primarily by FaceTime and Skype.
She locally services greater Boston, Massachusetts, including the north and south shores, and sees clients in Burlington, Vermont. Alana provides video dog and cat behavior consultations by Skype and Facetime internationally. She has consulted with clients in Australia, Jordan, Canada, Morocco, New Zealand, Ireland, and London.
Dog and cat behavioral consultation times vary depending on the severity of the behavioral problems and the number of animals involved. In-home consultations are about 3 hours. Alana provides one, two and three hour online-video consultations, with one hour consultation follow ups. If time exceeds the designated length for an appointment, a follow up consultation or lesson can be scheduled.
All animal behavior consultations and dog training lessons are scheduled by appointment. Deposits are required to hold appointment times and are non-refundable. Facetime and Skype video consultations are prepaid upon scheduling.
Animal Behavior Philosophy and Methodology
Alana Stevenson embraces a compassionate, holistic, and animal-friendly approach when working with dogs and cats to resolve behavioral problems. She teaches clients how to prevent problem behaviors to set their animals up for success and implements training methods such as passive training, luring, shaping, and counter-conditioning.
Alana teaches her clients how to hold and handle the leash properly with her Leash Handling Isometrics™ so they can maintain control over their dogs without yanking or jerking on them, prevent injury to themselves and their dogs, and work with their dogs to prevent leash-lunging and reactivity.
Alana’s philosophy is that training is ‘teaching’ and it should be fun and rewarding for both people and animals. Training and teaching animals should be based on mutual respect, trust, cooperation, and positive reinforcement.