Dogs Unknown

Behavior Therapy: Behind the Curtain Part 2 (The Behavior Consultants)

May 01, 2023 Brian Burton and Sarah Fraser Season 3 Episode 5
Dogs Unknown
Behavior Therapy: Behind the Curtain Part 2 (The Behavior Consultants)
Show Notes

This is Part 2 of "Behavior Therapy: Behind the Curtain". In Part 1, we had clients discuss what the behavior journey is like from their side. Today we flip the script and talk to some of our most experienced behavior consultants across INSTINCT to better understand what they do, and what can set you and your dog up for success.

We discuss
- What are common misconceptions about behavior consulting?
- What tends to make clients successful in their behavior journey with their dog?
- What are traits or beliefs that clients have that can make progress more challenging?
- What are the types of cases that keep them up at night?
- Why do these behavior consultants choose to do what they do?

Our goal for this episode was to give people hope if they are currently struggling, while also peeling back the curtain to see what this journey actually looks like. We strongly recommend listening to both Part 1 and Part 2.


Jessica Wheatcraft CDBC, Founder of INSTINCT San Diego
Ayelet Berger CDBC, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of INSTINCT Nashville
Dr. Caroline Spark CDBC, Co-FOunder and Co-Owner of INSTINCT Portland OR.

Hosts Brian Burton and Sarah Fraser are Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of INSTINCT Dog Behavior & Training. Both are Certified Dog Behavior Consultants and have Master's degrees in Animal Behavior from Hunter College/CUNY.

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