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) either virtually or in person. The I.B.A.C. is approximately 2 – 2.5 hours in length and, on top of our gathering information and assessing, is also incredibly informative, highly detailed, and quite 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.
Sometimes the I.B.A.C. is all that’s needed; other times, additional help is necessary. During the IBAC, we’re assessing the varying ingredients that are influencing and contributing to the dog/s behavior/s, and noting goals, needs, and challenges. Basically, we get both the human and the dog’s side of the story (oftentimes, 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 our suggested approach and any links and PDF’s we feel best speaks to your particular situation.
*Please select the appropriate number of dogs currently in your pack. Even if they are not the dog/s in question, each canine pack member is a contributing and influential ingredient in behavior and must be a part of the assessment.*
**There is a .50/mi travel fee for those outside our immediate 10 radius.**
***Please see our FAQ for refund policy.***
****COVID-19 UPDATE: Given the current state of things, we have been conducting IBAC’s virtually. Please be assured, we’d never suggest or conduct anything we weren’t 100% certain was effective. We still see everything we need to see, hear everything we need to hear, and are able to share everything we need to share. We’ve been conducting virtual trainings with people all over the globe since PackFit’s inception many years ago, although this did kick into higher gear as of this year. Once the IBAC is conducted and if a training agreement is entered into, we transition to in-person training. In order to keep ourselves, our loved ones, clients, etc. safe, every in-person training requires a reviewed and signed COVID-19 consent form. We thank everyone for their understanding as we’re all doing our best to navigate these unprecedented times while ensuring everyone gets the help they need. We’re making every effort to keep ourselves, loved ones, clients, and community safe n’ sound. ****
Relief and quality of life starts here.
All behavior is a manner of expression.
From the PACKFIT Blog
Whether we're creating a boundary, giving a cue or command, setting a parameter, or reinforcing a rule, "following through" is a crucial and necessary component to our success and effectiveness in our relations with our dogs. Following through blends direction and...
There are a billion distractions in the world, especially nowadays. One of the best ways to say "I love you" is to offer our energy, time, and dedicated attention. Turning the TV off. Putting down the video game controller. Closing the laptop. And, for the love of all...