Behavior Consultation with Wynona Karbo

Examples of behavior problems that Wynona can help you with:

  • Biting, growling, or other aggressive behavior towards people
  • Growling/biting to protect toys, food, bones, etc. (resource guarding)
  • Fighting with other dogs (in the family or elsewhere)
  • Aggression, frustration, or reactivity toward other dogs on leash
  • Fearful behaviors
  • Demand barking or barking in the car
  • Pulling on leash, jumping up, coming when called, etc.
  • Pretty much anything that might fall under “behavior problem” or “dog psychology”

About the Trainer: Wynona graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Experimental Psychology from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer who also teaches many classes during her years of instruction at Ahimsa Dog Training, including the Growly Dog classes using Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT). Click here to read more about Wynona.

About the Sessions:

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 Wynona 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.

Service Area: (Service Area Map)

Sessions are at our training center in Ballard, at your home, or elsewhere in Seattle. To make the sessions more helpful to you and safer for her, Wynona strongly prefers to have the first behavior consultation or training session at the training center in Seattle. Please note 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, total travel time over 20 minutes (round trip from Ahimsa) will be subtracted from the session time. You will specify your session location on the questionnaire that you fill out after registering.

If you would like your follow-up sessions to happen in West Seattle (which is normally out of our service area, you can email about how to schedule those (normally she prefers them at the end or beginning of her work day).

Wynona also teaches a Growly Dog class at Ahimsa in Seattle for aggression and reactivity to other dogs.  If your dog is reactive to humans, you definitely need a private session, rather than the class. Please call 206-364-4072 or to help you find the best training option for your dog.

We also offer in-home dog training sessions in Seattle with Amber Hardin for basic skills training and ‘regular’ behavior problems (housetraining, digging, chewing, jumping, etc.).