Dog Training That Fits Your Needs

Sometimes bad behaviors are more than just bad manners. Sometimes things are more serious than polishing up rusty training. When a pet exhibits aggression, fear, or anxiety, it puts a strain on your relationship. You feel helpless and frustrated. Eventually without help, behaviors worsen and people or other animals could get hurt. But things don't have to get that bad, and even if they have, we can help.


Kindred Companions® Dog Behavioral Counseling - in two ways:

In-Home Training

Personalized Training and Behavior Modification in your home, neighborhood, or wherever it's needed.


What You Get:

  • One-on-one coaching with you, your dog, and your entire family.
  • Sessions designed with your dog's needs in mind.
  • Real time observation, evaluation, and feedback of your dog's behavior and progress.
  • Positive, motivating, and confidence-building methods.
  • Written instructions for all techniques and exercises.
  • Email support through the entire training relationship.


 

A Perfect Fit If:

  • You are located in our service area.
  • We need to get a handle on the problem first.
  • You prefer in-person instruction.

 

Remote Training

Personalized Training and Behavior Modification wherever you need us - and from the comfort of your PJs! (Who knew training could be so comfortable!?!)

What You Get:

  • One-on-one recorded video conference coaching with you,  and your entire family.
  • Sessions flexible enough to reach any location and accommodate any schedule.
  • Video based observation, evaluation, and feedback of your dog's behavior and progress.
  • Positive, motivating, and confidence-building methods.
  • Written instructions for all techniques and exercises.
  • Email support through the entire training relationship.

 

A Perfect Fit If:

  • You are outside our service area.
  • We have already have a handle on the problem.
  • You like the comfort and flexibility of learning remotely.

Our Guarantee to You:

When working with living, breathing, thinking, and feeling individuals, it is unethical to guarantee training results. No one can guarantee the behavior of another living thing. We do guarantee that you will work with a highly experienced and certified instructor who will pass no judgment on you, or your dog. We promise to be always be motivated to help you reach your training goals. We will only ever use the most humane, modern, scientifically proven, and effective reward-based training methods to reach those goals. And we will always work hard to make training with us a positive experience for both you and your dog.

 
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Why Choose Us? Because We Want You to Succeed!

Molly Sumridge, owner and head trainer of Kindred Companions is one of the most highly qualified behavioral counselors in the region. Molly is here to teach you and your dog the skills to bring relief from the behavioral problems you are facing. The rest of our staff have been hand-picked for their compassion, skills, and expertise. We want to make a difference in your pet's life.


The steps you'll take to reach your goals: In-Person

In-Person Behavioral Counseling

Training starts with a 90 minutes consultation in your home. If your home is not the primary location or situation of the behavior problem, we will design a consultation that includes the primary training situation. At the consultation we with review your dog's history, meet your dog, and listen to your needs and goals. Then we’ll formulate a personalized plan, and start foundation exercises, behavior modification skills, and put a management plan in place to create immediate relief. Following the consultation our instructor will send you written instruction for all recommendations, techniques, and exercises. 

To ensure you're on the right track and making progress, we included in your consultation fee, your first remote follow up. Your instructor will schedule that with you shortly after your consultation.

We may recommend additional training sessions or remote sessions. Training sessions and remote sessions will average 60 minutes and usually take place once or twice a week. Schedules for follow ups are developed on an individual, case-by-case basis.

In-Person Behavioral Counseling rates are as follows:
$250 consultation (includes 1 remote follow-up session)
$150 per session following the consultation
$75 per remote session following the consultation

*These rates ala carte. Packages are also available. Our service area is within a one hour drive of Frenchtown New Jersey. 

Behavior Counseling requires a commitment of both time and dedication. Results don't happen overnight. Practice is required between sessions. If problems occur, contact us immediately.

The steps you'll take to reach your goals: Remotely

Remote Behavioral Counseling

We start with a review of your dogs behavior submitted via video shared through Google Drive or Dropbox. We then meet via Zoom Video Conferencing software for a 60 minute consultation. During the consultation we with review your dog's history, analyse your videos, and listen to your needs and goals. Then we’ll formulate a personalized plan, and start foundation exercises, behavior modification skills, and put a management plan in place to create immediate relief. This will include live instruction through video chat, and the sharing of pre-recorded instruction. Following the consultation our instructor will send you written instruction for all recommendations, techniques, and exercises. 

We may recommend additional remote sessions. Follow up remote sessions will average 60 minutes and usually take place once or twice a week. Schedules for follow ups are developed on an individual, case-by-case basis.

Remote Behavioral Counseling rates are as follows:
$150 consultation
$75 per remote session following the consultation

*These rates are ala carte. Let us know if you would like to request a package.

Behavior Counseling requires a commitment of both time and dedication. Results don't happen overnight. Practice is required between sessions. If problems occur, contact us immediately.

I'd Rather You Design A Package for Me:

We get it. You don't know what's best but you're dying to get started. So let's get you started out right, with an advanced level of commitment and results. 

Problem Puppy Primer: $495
Is your puppy's behavior concerning you? For fearful, aggressive, or overly obnoxious puppies.

  • Initial one-on-one in-home consultation
  • 1 one-on-one in-home follow-up session
  • 2 - socialization field trips in public location determined by the trainer


I Just Need a Good Dog: $595
You're frazzled and frustrated and need to get a handle on these problems NOW!

  • Initial one-on-one in-home consultation
  • 2 one-on-one in-home coaching sessions
  • 1 one-on-one field trip in public location determined by the trainer
  • 1 remote follow up session


I Really Want a Great Dog: $995
Practice makes permanent. So lets make sure you're not just headed in the right direction but also making progress.

  • Initial one-on-one in-home consultation
  • 4 one-on-one in-home coaching sessions 
  • 3 one-on-one field trip in public locations determined by the trainer


Public Access: $795
Can't even take your dog for a walk? Let's change that. 

  • Initial one-on-one consultation - location determined by the trainer
  • 5 one-on-one coaching sessions in public locations determined by the trainer.

You're Not Alone...

The first visit with Molly was very successful. She is very professional and quite knowledgeable in dog behavior. Molly picked up on the slightest clues from my dog and was very clear in her explanations to me. She gave me quite a few things to work on with my dog. Finally, I feel like I am on the right track to training my dog to be an ‘up-standing citizen’.
— L.L - Readington, New Jersey
Great consult! Molly was very knowledgeable and helped us understand our dog’s body language and immediately starting working on methods to help.
— B.H. - Bordentown, New Jersey
I am excited to begin utilizing the techniques that Molly showed me. When we worked with my dog, he was happy and responded to the gentle use of the leash. I think it will be tremendous to be able to finally walk with my dog and actually enjoy it!
— M.B. - High Bridge, New Jersey
What a great initial meeting with Molly and Sam from Kindred Companions. They helped us more in their 1 & 1/2 hours with us than others could not accomplish in multiple meetings. We have already started implementing the strategies they outlined for us.
— M.T. Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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