Canine behavior problems can seriously impact our lives and the lives of our friends and families. Whether it's dog to dog aggression, anxiety, or other issue, our goal is to enhance the human/animal bond, using non-invasive, humane techniques. Our training is science and relationship based, balanced, practical and realistic. We are both adept in handling all behavior problems, but specialize in aggression towards other dogs or humans and separation anxiety.
Behavior problems we address include:
Can we help you?
We offer consultations in your home. The first consult usually lasts between one and a half and two hours, and any follow ups are generally about an hour, depending on the behaviors being addressed.
Do you feel a private consultation is right for you? Please download our behavior history form and email it to us. If possible, it is very helpful if you can videotape your animal’s problem behaviors. We will contact you within a day. You can also call us at 415-250-0446.
Trish also offers consultations through the Sonoma Humane Society. Please call (707) 542-0882 ext. 233 to set up a session.
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"In the 34 years I have shared my life with dogs (Berners of course!) I can’t think of any other person who has been more helpful and influential in my learning and
training process. You truly are the “dog whisperer” and seem to understand what makes each and every dog tick in a way that eludes most others. I’m truly grateful to have benefited
from your training, knowledge and advice in my 14 or so years at MHS.
There isn’t a day that goes by with Holly (who now is just a happy normal family dog) that I don’t think of you and the fact that without your help things would be very different."
"My permanent foster boy, Henry, has multiple behavioral and physical issues that make him ineligible for adoption. Trish has been an incredible support! With her help, I have learned a lot about what makes Henry tick; she has also taught me how to come up with strategies to set Henry up for success and keep my own stress at a manageable level. Trish is knowledgeable, compassionate, and open-minded--she is also a great listener. Thanks to her, Henry is living a very happy, successful, and full life and I feel much more confident as a dog handler."
"I first saw Trish King at a conference in Sacramento and was impressed by her presentation on pit bulls. I later met her in person when the shelter I worked at needed her opinion on an aggressive dog and she was nice enough to squeeze us into her busy schedule to help us. Again I was impressed by her professionalism and straight-forward yet understanding explanation of the options we had for that dog. A few years later I attended her CBA courses and interned at the Marin Humane Society where I learned to understand and recognize dog behavior. After finishing the CBA courses and interning under Trish King, I was able to gain confidence in my abilities and start my own dog training business. I could not have done this without the help and guidance of Trish King."
"To echo the comments of others I’d like to mention Trish’s wealth of knowledge, her seemingly bottomless bag of tricks and her special brand of empathy with clients. What others may not have noted is her talent as a teacher and trainer’s trainer. I have had the opportunity of observing her work seamlessly with us, as class members, and a neophyte instructor at the same time. A rare skill!"
"I'd been in the company of dogs off and on for most of my life and until Trish King taught me about canine behavior I thought I knew dogs. As it turned out, I just loved dogs but I really didn't know them. Thanks to Trish, I now know dogs and love them even more, and my relationships with them are infinitely richer because of it. Trish's book, "Parenting Your Dog," is a must-read for anyone thinking of letting a dog come into their life."
"Trish is funny, honest, and always ready to share her vast knowledge and experience in helping people form successful relationships with their dogs. When presented
with a problem behavior, she quickly evaluates the canine-human relationship and finds solutions that work for both the owner and the dog. I've learned so much from Trish . . . she's given me
many tools that help my husband and me manage our two large, rambunctious sweethearts--the most challenging dogs I've ever had."
~ Marlia Berg
"Trish is great! She knows everything there is to know about dogs. We tried the popular “Tsh Tsh” technique but it only got our dog, Bailey, more aggressive toward men. Once we tried Trish’s “parenting” way and positive reinforcement, our dog responded much better. Now, Bailey enjoys going to classes with his daddy!"