Private Sessions / Clinical Behavior Consultations

The trainers at Thunderhawk Canine are happy to meet with you, in a one on one format, to assist with any of your training needs. Whether at our facility, in your home, or on location in parks or restaurants, we are here to help you achieve your goals.

BOOK YOUR PRIVATE SESSION

The trainers at Thunderhawk Canine are happy to meet with you, in a one on one format, to assist with any of your training needs. Whether at our facility, in your home, or on location in parks or restaurants, we are here to help you achieve your goals.

BOOK YOUR PRIVATE SESSION

 

 

Private Sessions

$45 per Session

Off-site sessions start at $60 per session

During a private session, you have the trainer’s time devoted to you and your dog(s) for that session. We don’t charge for multiple animals, and we don’t change the price based on the issue you are dealing with. Following is a brief description of the variety of topics we address through private training, though we are happy to accommodate your unique needs.

All you need to do is schedule your appointment, and meet your trainer. Bring your leash and collar, and some high-value rewards, and you will be walked through everything else. Some clients find it helpful to bring something to write on so that notes can be taken for follow up. We cover a lot of material in a very short time!

Private Sessions

$45 per Session

Off-site sessions start at $60 per session

a private session, you have the trainer’s time devoted to you and your dog(s) for that session. We don’t charge for multiple animals, and we don’t change the price based on the issue you are dealing with. Following is a brief description of the variety of topics we address through private training, though we are happy to accommodate your unique needs.

All you need to do is schedule your appointment, and meet your trainer. Bring your leash and collar, and some high-value rewards, and you will be walked through everything else. Some clients find it helpful to bring something to write on so that notes can be taken for follow up. We cover a lot of material in a very short time!

Obedience

Any level of obedience is, of course, always available through private sessions. We will walk you through the steps of our training methods – introduce skill sets in a motivational way, then gradually introduce distance, distraction and duration at a level to push your dog’s threshold, but ensure success for both dog and owner.

Obedience

Christie Faccinto’s experience and education in clinical behavior sets Thunderhawk apart from others. Having handled behavior referrals, taught veterinary in-services, and lectured at the Michigan Veterinary Conference, she is well adept at breaking down behavior problems and helping clients create a plan of action to success. Christie also has a strong knowledge of behavior modification medication, and a working relationship with many Middle Tennessee Veterinarians, so calibration is typically possible to give your pet exactly what it needs.

Problem Behavior Consultations

Christie Faccinto’s experience and education in clinical behavior sets Thunderhawk apart from others. Having handled behavior referrals, taught veterinary in-services, and lectured at the Michigan Veterinary Conference, she is well adept at breaking down behavior problems and helping clients create a plan of action to success. Christie also has a strong knowledge of behavior modification medication, and a working relationship with many Middle Tennessee Veterinarians, so calibration is typically possible to give your pet exactly what it needs.

Problem Behavior Consultations

Christie Faccinto’s experience and education in clinical behavior sets Thunderhawk apart from others. Having handled behavior referrals, taught veterinary in-services, and lectured at the Michigan Veterinary Conference, she is well adept at breaking down behavior problems and helping clients create a plan of action to success. Christie also has a strong knowledge of behavior modification medication, and a working relationship with many Middle Tennessee Veterinarians, so calibration is typically possible to give your pet exactly what it needs.

Public Accessibility Immersion Class

By appointment only
Thunderhawk Canine prides itself on the exemplary behavior demonstrated by our students. Well behaved dogs are welcome so many places, and we know our students want to LIVE with the dogs they LOVE (hence our slogan, “Dogs you LOVE to LIVE with.”) Group classes are a great way to teach skill sets, and work through distractions. To put these skills into real life, and ensure reliability, we offer our one on one Public Acceptability Emersion Class.

Participants will spend a 6 hour day, one on one, with one of our CPDT-KA Certified Trainers. They will be required to: 

– demonstrate appropriate loading into and out of a vehicle, using appropriate restraint in the vehicle, and manners entering and exiting
–  walk around the 2 mile path at Cane Creek Park in Cookeville, demonstrating appropriate leash manners, greeting skills, and interactions with others (2 and 4 legged) in the park and on the trail.
– demonstrate the following obedience skill sets near a playground with children present, and in the confines of the public restroom: sit stay & down stay.
–  maintain a down stay while handler and trainer eat lunch on a pet friendly patio at a local     
–  demonstrate a 3 minute down stay, in the presence of the trainer, while the owner goes out of site.
–  visit two local pet friendly stores – showing appropriate leash skills entering, exiting and moving   past all distractions. At least 1 appropriate greeting with a stranger must be demonstrated, and   maintaining a stay position while at least one dog moves past (may occur more than once, but one  time will be required) without greeting. Must maintain a stay position in line, while handler     interacts with sales associate, and while handler engages in a transaction.
Dogs must perform ALL requirements and show zero reactivity, zero aggression, good  attentiveness and manners FOR THE ENTIRE 6 HOUR PERIOD to successfully complete. If inappropriate behavior is witnessed at any time, the class will conclude immediately, and a plan of action will be created to target behaviors that need work.

 

Public Accessibility Immersion Class

By appointment only
Thunderhawk Canine prides itself on the exemplary behavior demonstrated by our students. Well behaved dogs are welcome so many places, and we know our students want to LIVE with the dogs they LOVE (hence our slogan, “Dogs you LOVE to LIVE with.”) Group classes are a great way to teach skill sets, and work through distractions. To put these skills into real life, and ensure reliability, we offer our one on one Public Acceptability Emersion Class.

  • Participants will spend a 6 hour day, one on one, with one of our CPDT-KA Certified Trainers. They will be required to:
    – demonstrate appropriate loading into and out of a vehicle, using appropriate restraint in the vehicle, and manners entering and exiting
    –  walk around the 2 mile path at Cane Creek Park in Cookeville, demonstrating appropriate leash manners, greeting skills, and interactions with others (2 and 4 legged) in the park and on the trail.
    – demonstrate the following obedience skill sets near a playground with children present, and in the confines of the public restroom: sit stay & down stay.
    –  maintain a down stay while handler and trainer eat lunch on a pet friendly patio at a local     
    –  demonstrate a 3 minute down stay, in the presence of the trainer, while the owner goes out of site.
    –  visit two local pet friendly stores – showing appropriate leash skills entering, exiting and moving   past all distractions. At least 1 appropriate greeting with a stranger must be demonstrated, and   maintaining a stay position while at least one dog moves past (may occur more than once, but one  time will be required) without greeting. Must maintain a stay position in line, while handler     interacts with sales associate, and while handler engages in a transaction.
    Dogs must perform ALL requirements and show zero reactivity, zero aggression, good  attentiveness and manners FOR THE ENTIRE 6 HOUR PERIOD to successfully complete. If inappropriate behavior is witnessed at any time, the class will conclude immediately, and a plan of action will be created to target behaviors that need work.

Service Dog

Please read our Article on the differences between a Therapy Dog, Emotional Support Dog, and a Service Dog before scheduling an appointment. Given the unique needs of each dog/handler team, all Service Dog Training is done via private sessions. Emotional Support Animal and Therapy Dog training can be completed through group classes as well as private sessions.

Service Dog

Please read our Article on the differences between a Therapy Dog, Emotional Support Dog, and a Service Dog before scheduling an appointment. Given the unique needs of each dog/handler team, all Service Dog Training is done via private sessions. Emotional Support Animal and Therapy Dog training can be completed through group classes as well as private sessions.

Specialty Training – Nosework/ Tracking/ Etc 

If you need it, we can likely do it ???? If there is an activity that you are interested in exploring with your dog, our team can help you break down the nuances to success. All specialty training is handled in private sessions to address your unique needs.

Specialty Training – Nosework/ Tracking/ Etc

If you need it, we can likely do it ???? If there is an activity that you are interested in exploring with your dog, our team can help you break down the nuances to success. All specialty training is handled in private sessions to address your unique needs.

Personal Protection and Protection Sports

Thunderhawk Canine is pleased to host Adrian Harwood for protection training sessions! In order to offer exceptional services fulfilling all of our client needs, Adrian will be seeing clients every other Friday from 2pm until finished. Appointments will be blocked in increments. Cost is $30/dog/30 minutes – typically split into two 15 minute sessions. Protection training is hosted outside, so please come dressed for the weather. Time frames can be requested online here, via our facebook page,

All dogs participating in protection training at Thunderhawk Canine must complete a temperament evaluation and demonstration of solid obedience control, and owners must have a clear plan of goals and progression – which we are happy to help you develop. Owners will be required to sign a hold harmless form before participating.

Thunderhawk Canine is pleased to host Adrian Harwood for protection training sessions! In order to offer exceptional services fulfilling all of our client needs, Adrian will be seeing clients every other Friday from 2pm until finished. Appointments will be blocked in increments. Cost is $30/dog/30 minutes – typically split into two 15 minute sessions. Protection training is hosted outside, so please come dressed for the weather. Time frames can be requested online here, via our facebook page,

All dogs participating in protection training at Thunderhawk Canine must complete a temperament evaluation and demonstration of solid obedience control, and owners must have a clear plan of goals and progression – which we are happy to help you develop. Owners will be required to sign a hold harmless form before participating.

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