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Resource Guarding Foundations

$ 85.00 USD
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Transform Your Dog's Resource Guarding Behavior

Welcome to the ultimate solution for dog guardians facing the challenging behavior of resource guarding! Discover our comprehensive online course designed to guide you through understanding, managing, and transforming your dog's guarding behavior.

Whether your dog is protective of food, toys, or spaces, our program offers a clear, compassionate path to a happier, safer home environment for both you and your dog.

Taught by certified canine behavior consultant and specialist in dog aggression, Cathy Madson. This course will teach you why your dog guards items, set up the environment for safety, and walk you through how to treat your dog's resource guarding using force-free methods.

Two Options to Best Fit Your Needs

Option 1: Self-Paced Online Course

Our self-paced program is meticulously crafted for those who prefer to learn and implement strategies at their own pace. This option offers:

In-depth Modules: Delve into our expertly designed course, featuring step-by-step instructions on identifying triggers, understanding your dog's body language, and applying effective interventions to manage and prevent resource guarding.

Practical Video Demomnstrations: Watch training techniques in action. These videos offer clear, real-world examples of how to apply techniques safely and effectively.

Downloadable Resources: Gain exclusive access to a treasure trove of helpful downloads. These resources are designed to support you through each stage of the behavior modification process.

Lifetime Access: Revisit the course materials anytime, ensuring you have support as your dog progresses and new situations arise.

Option 2: Upgrade to Live Coaching + Ongoing Support

Elevate your learning experience with our premium offering. This option includes everything in the self-paced online course, plus:

Two Live 1-on-1 Coaching Sessions: Get personalized guidance from a certified canine behavior consultant, Cathy Madson. These sessions allow you to ask questions, get feedback on your technique, and ensure you're on the right path. Sessions are one hour long and held via Zoom. Sessions are recorded and shared so you can rewatch them anytime and share them with family members.

Customized Behavior Plan: Benefit from a behavior modification plan tailored to your dog, considering their unique circumstances, triggers, and needs.

Ongoing Trainer Support: Enjoy direct access to your consultant during your training journey for two months post-purchase. Their expertise is an email or text message away, providing reassurance and advice as you implement your customized plan.

Why Choose Our Course?

Expertise: Our course is developed and taught by a certified canine behavior consultant with years of experience addressing resource guarding and other behavioral challenges.

Flexibility: Learn quickly and conveniently, with options to deepen your understanding through live coaching.

Effectiveness: We use positive reinforcement techniques that build trust and safety, promoting a stronger bond between you and your dog.

Community: Join a community of like-minded dog owners. Share experiences, celebrate progress, and support each other through challenges via our course comments.

Transform Your Relationship

Don't let resource guarding strain the bond between you and your dog. With our structured guidance, practical techniques, and supportive community, you can foster a more understanding, respectful, and loving relationship between you and your dog.

Enroll today and take the first step towards a happier, more harmonious home!

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Resource Guarding Foundations

What Students Have to Say...

"I like the ability to have someone as knowledgable as Cathy at my fingertips even though we live across the country from each other. The resources she provides in the way of reading material and videos to watch are so helpful. Cathy is so responsive to emails and texts (when needed) that I don't have to wait long to get feedback and to tweak my next set of homework. I LOVE that the sessions are recorded so I can review it if I need to or share it with my husband who can't participate."

— Lisa

"It's so accessible and easy. And it's truly like having a dog trainer right in my home. If a friend was having dog troubles, I would say just do it. The support and knowledge will change your dog's life!"

— Tangie

"Cathy is wonderful. She listens, ask questions, and then helps find me and my husband find creative solutions that work for us and our pup. I am so encouraged at the progress we have made in just a few sessions. Learning to be a more mindful human within our dog training & daily habits has significantly helped the relationship between us and our pup. A family member recently commented that our dog seems so much happier since we started training. (That’s saying something since she’s already a happy Golden Retriever!)"

— Bethany

Meet Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant Cathy Madson MA, FDM, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP

Dog Trainer Cathy Madson and Sookie her Welsh Cardigan Corgi

Cathy offers expert guidance for dog owners through virtual courses, one-on-one virtual coaching, and in-person dog training and behavior consultations in the Seattle, Washington area. She teaches group dog training classes at Seattle Humane in Bellevue, Washington.

With over 15 years of experience working with dogs in shelters, dog daycares, grooming salons, group classes, and private dog training, she has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of dogs and on a wide variety of behavioral challenges. She believes that preventive and proactive training is key to helping dogs live a happy, well-adjusted life with their family.

She has appeared on a variety of local media, such as Q13, King5, Evening, and New Day NW, and frequently interviewed for print magazines and online content as a dog behavior expert.

Cathy is certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, earning both the CPDT-KA and CBCC-KA designations. Cathy is a Family Dog Mediator (FDM), Fear Free Certified Certified Professional (FFCP), a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Pet Professional Guild, and Dog Writer's Association of America.

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