Before seeking help for a behavior problem from a behavior consultant, your pet should be up-to-date on veterinary care.
It is important for your veterinarian to identify possible medical causes for behavior problems.
Clever Critters ServicesClever Critters professionals can address behavior problems and provide personalized training in the following areas.
|Practical Skills||Problem Prevention||Problem Solving||Aggression||Canine Sports|
|Puppy Training||Puppy Socialization||Destruction, Chewing, Digging||Toward Other Animals||Agility*|
|Potty Training||New Pet Introductions||Reactivity, Jumping, Barking||Toward People||Noseworks*|
|Basic Obedience||How to Use Puzzle Toys||Overexcitement, Rough Play, Nipping|
|Intermediate Obedience||Why and How to Crate Train||Fearfulness|
|Advanced Obedience||Lower Stress at the Vet||Separation Anxiety||*non-competative|
For cases involving human-directed aggression, a phone consultation is required for safety measures prior to the first in-home visit.
Service LocationServices are provided in your home or on-site. We observe and treat problem behavior where it is happening. Examples of on-site work include working with you and your pet while on a walk, at the dog park or at the veterinarian's office.
We can also provide phone consultations for some behavior concerns.
Service AreaClever Critters serves the Hampton Roads area of Virginia including Williamsburg, Yorktown, Newport News, Poquoson, Hampton, Portsmouth and Norfolk. We serve some areas of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, Suffolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. Please call us for more information, providing a zip code. How to Contact
Species ServedDogs and cats of all ages, breeds, and temperaments. Other small pet mammals.
Service ProviderSydney Warner is a Certified Dog Trainer and holds a diploma in Canine Behavior Science and Technology. She trained for two years under Clever Critters' founder and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Ellen Mahurin.
Our Goals-Reduce stress for pet and people alike
-Improve communication between you and your pet
-Strengthen the human-animal bond
-Train YOU to train your dog!
-Teach you skills in observing animal behavior, behavior modification, and training that you can use for the rest of your life!
In-Person Consultation$70 per hour
-Initial consultation typically lasts 2 hours. Follow-up consultations last about an hour. The total number and frequency of appointments depends upon, your pets' needs, your needs, your schedule and your budget.
Phone Consultation$35 per hour
-Initial consultation typically last 1-2 hours. Follow-up consultations last about an hour. The total number and frequency of appointments depends upon, your pets' needs, your needs, your schedule and your budget.