Behavior Consultation with Kara Main-Hester

About the Trainer: Kara is most passionate about helping dogs with reactivity, anxiety, impulse control issues and drive. She also has a special spot in her heart for rescue dogs and solving dog-cat relationship issues. Click here to read more about Kara.

Examples of behavior problems that Kara can help you with:

  • Aggression, frustration, or reactivity toward people or other dogs
  • Separation Anxiety, destruction, or other trouble being home alone
  • Fearful behaviors
  • Demand barking or barking in the car
  • Pulling on leash, jumping up, coming when called, etc.

About the Sessions:

The first session must be booked at the training center in Seattle. Once you have booked your first session, you will receive a code so you can select in home sessions. Please note the location column on the pull-down calendar above. If the session location is listed as Ahimsa, the session cannot be done off-site.

For off-site sessions, please make sure you are within the Primary BLACK LINE service area to book online without emailing Kara first. Appointments can be arranged in the Extended GRAY LINE service area via email ( but additional travel fees will apply. After scheduling extended service area session(s) with Kara, please use this link to pay the Extended Service Area Travel Fee for each session.

Any unused sessions can be refunded within 6 months of purchase (Used sessions are charged at the regular rate. Click here for our cancellation/change policy.)

After you register for a session, you will complete a comprehensive history form online for Kara to read before the session. That way, she can get right to work helping you and your dog have a better future, rather than spending the whole time learning about your dog’s past. This saves you time and money. During the session, your trainer will ask you some additional questions during the first portion to get a complete picture of your dog’s issue(s). After that, she will teach you how to use the most appropriate, modern, dog-friendly techniques, based on what is the best fit for your dog and your family. She will also give you a written follow-up email to review the topics covered during the session.

When you register, your confirmation email will also include login information, so that you can log in to change your schedule.

We offer a Growly Dog class at Ahimsa in Seattle for aggression and reactivity to other dogs.  If your dog is reactive to humans, you would need private lessons. Please call 206-364-4072 or email to help you find the best training option for your dog.