I.B.A.C. (Initial Behavioral Assessment and Consultation)
Before we enter into any training agreement, we first conduct an I.B.A.C. (Initial Behavioral Assessment and Consultation) at the client’s home. Here we get to watch the behaviors of both the human(s) and dog(s) in their natural environment and under the most common circumstances. We’re getting the human side of the story, as well as the dog’s. Oftentimes, the two are quite different.
The I.B.A.C is 2 – 2.5 hours in length and, on top of our gathering information and assessing, is a wealth of information. Highly detailed and very thorough. The feedback we receive from the I.B.A.C will provide the foundation from which our approach to training is crafted and based. It’s never a “one size fits all” proposition. If there is more than one dog in a household, please select the appropriate number of dogs when purchasing the IBAC. Every dog, every pack member is a contributing and influential ingredient when it comes to state of mind and behavior.
Sometimes the I.B.A.C. is all that’s needed; other times, additional help is necessary. We’ll best be able to see this when we get both the human side of the story, and that of the dog. More often than not, the two are quite different. Directly following the I.B.A.C, an email is sent recapping and highlighting all that was discussed for your records and reference, as well as any links and PDF’s we feel best speaks to the client’s particular situation.
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