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Dog Behaviorist   Dog Behaviorist

Having a dog with a behavior problem or problems is extremely stressful, disappointing, disheartening and often sad. Behavior problems can also create serious real-life problems such as eviction threats and genuinely dangerous situations. There is help for you and your dog! For 17 years, I have specialized in preventing dogs from being given up due to behavior problems that could have been effectively treated, keeping dogs safe and happy together with their owners for life! Together using my Total Harmony Dog Transformation® System we can release you and your dog from the prison of a behavior problem(s) no matter how severe, complex, if multiple problems and regardless of breed, age or how many methods you have tried previously, while attaining the ultimate level of communication, love and harmony between you and your dog.

Successfully eliminating behavior problems in dogs is NOT the same as dog training alone – countless times my clients have found me after trying one, two or 3 dog trainers who have failed them. However, with my System we can release you and your dog from the prison of a behavior problem(s) and attain harmony, peace and happiness in your life together!

Behavior problems are those produced by an emotion in the dog – aggression, fear or a combination of the two, fear aggression. The solution is to change and flip the negative emotion producing the behavior to positive while utilizing my calming commands – commands your dog can actually perform under severe stress and distractions- and achieving understanding and how to communicate with your dog in their language, canine body language or Dog Speak  = The Total Harmony Dog Transformation®  System!

Let my credentials, verified clients reviews extensive videos and media speak for themselves!

Every Dog Behavior Problem Effectively Treated Including Multiple Problems such as:

Aggression~ Leash Aggression to All Triggers such as people, dogs, skateboards, cars etc – simultaneous treatment~ Resource Guarding~ Inter-dog Aggression~ Touch Aggression~ Territorial Aggression~ Stranger Aggression~Protective Aggression
Fear/Anxiety~ Separation Anxiety~Fear of People~ Fear on Walks~ Fear of Noises, Sights~ Touch Anxiety~ Anxiety caused by changes such as moving, new baby to home, divorces etc.~  Puppy Mill Dog Rehabilitation ~Fear Of Car Rides~ Fear of Vet~ Scared dog training
Fear Aggression~ Includes effective treatment of all behavior problems that result in Fearful and Aggressive dog behavior
Rehabilitation~ Rehabilitation of dogs with past history of abuse, neglect or impoverished backgrounds such as puppy mill dogs 

Find your dog’s behavior problem resolved at verified reviews as well as instant help now with over 40 free dog behavior solutions from Christina at her extensive media library!

In Home Services!

We believe it is vital to provide the best possible quality care and most effective treatment as quickly as possible.

Therefore, critically, all behavior problems are evaluated and treated in your dog’s natural environment where they are actually created and happening and where 100% focus and attention is given to your dog alone and not within an artificial re-creation in a facility which can dramatically alter a dog’s behavior.

Solely for this express purpose we take on the travel time, cost and effort to travel to your specific location at no additional charge to you.  

Coverage area includes most of NYC, Queens and parts of Brooklyn closest to Queens.
Please email or call with a detailed description of the problems you are experiencing

Completely Comprehensive Behavioral Evaluation

To begin treatment, I evaluate your dog in and out of your home where the problems are actually occurring to clearly determine all behavior issues, causes, intensity level of your dog’s reactions, all triggers of the problem behavior and trigger distances/ranges to specifically tailor my treatment program to your dog, yourself and your specific environment. Additionally, prior to meeting and as part of my evaluation I have you complete my extensive detailed questionnaire regarding your dog’s behavior, as well as ask you to provide a history of your dog, both of which I analyze prior to our in person meeting. Your dog’s evaluation also includes immediate techniques to begin treating the behavior problem(s), ways to reduce your dog’s reactivity level, the best setup of your home to counteracting the stress of a behavior problems by creating a calming, enriching, confidence boosting environment, you are taught Dog Speak or how to effectively read, understand and predict your dog’s behavior and very extensive handouts for you including my behavior modification handbook.

Individually Customized Behavior Program for your Dog

After this extensive diagnostic assessment, a treatment program is tailored to your dog’s specific problem or multiple problems, to work effectively in your specific living environment and taking into account your lifestyle.  I work with your dog directly but you participate in order to ensure your successfully handling of your dog when we are finished, as well as to speed the treatment process by providing you with specific homework to work on in between sessions.

My acclaimed Total Harmony Dog Transformation® System is designed to treat behavior problems successfully and as rapidly as possible.  It is critical to provide you and your dog with relief as quickly as possible from the behavior problem(s), which tend to completely overwhelm your relationship, your life and also often have very serious real life consequences such as eviction threats, dangerous situations and the potential for giving up your dog. The number of sessions depends upon the behavior problem, whether single or multiple problems, intensity level, trigger number and frequency, beginning existing relationship between dog and client and especially client complying with every aspect of the program and practicing between sessions.

More Acclaimed Services!New Baby to Home Dog Behaviorist Christina Shusterich

New Baby to Home Program: Fantastic program to safely & lovingly bond your baby and dog, as demonstrated by Christina Shusterich on CBS and as she advised Fit Pregnancy Magazine. Prepares your dog for the new addition, prevents any potential problems and creates a positive, smooth transition.

Rescue Dog “Welcome Home!” Acclimation Session: This session is designed to successfully acclimatize your dog or puppy to his new home while preventing the problems of destructiveness, housetraining issues and anxiety. It provides  techniques to immediately reduce stress, build confidence,  promote your dog’s optimal development and prevent behavior problems.  This 1½ hour session includes:  Optimal set up of your home including ways to create a calming and encouraging environment, fun and convenient ways to exercise your dog to provide consistent daily aerobic and mental exercise and keep your dog calm throughout the day and with a much needed routine and a successful job to perform, best toys to engage, mentally stimulate and even exercise your dog including proven extra durable toys for strong chewers,  how to understand your dog by accurately reading your dog’s body postures and actions, how to recognize signs of stress in your dog, creating stress free absences and ways to prevent separation anxiety from developing as described in Christina’s article “8 Ways to Soothe Separation Anxiety” and as seen on Inside Edition, and extensive handouts including a 10 page housetraining guide for puppies and adult dogs from a shelter environment and Christina’s Obedience Training Handbook. Christina has worked intensively with shelter dog for 17 years, can see her reviews working with 1 rescue group Shelter Work Reviews

Acclimating Cats and Dogs: Creating a harmonious, positive, safe relationship eliminating issues such as chasing and aggression.  

Help! Housetraining: Critical best home set up for you and your puppy or adult dog, detailed instructions covering every aspect of effective housetraining including how to eliminate on command, the times puppies to adult dogs need to eliminate, how to begin or transition out of wee wee pads, how to eliminate only outside, 10 page guide included. 

Perfect Puppy Session:  Housetraining, best home set up for you and your puppy, critical time periods of puppy development and how to best meet them, mental & physical requirements of your puppy and fun ways to satisfy them, ways to prevent behavior problems from developing, redirecting puppy chewing/biting/mouthing so as to not be a human toy, eliminating jumping up, destructiveness, whining/crying/barking behaviors for attention, best toys to occupy, channel energy and aid in your puppy’s development. Handouts included 10 page Housetraining Guide, Puppy Training Guide, best toys and where to find them, extra durable toys.

Creating Stress Free Adjustments: Including moving, dog new to home, changes within home life such as divorces.

American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen and Urban Canine Good Citizen Preparation & Testing: Have your dog certified as an AKC Good Citizen

Behavioral Obedience Dog Training  – Expert, Effective and Enduring Positive Dog Training! NY Clever K9 Dog training nyc

As a Named APDT Top Dog Trainer, the APDT being the largest and most respected dog trainer association worldwide as well as being voted Best Dog Training for 5 years (see Media), all obedience training is based on the proven science of behavior modification with active learning on your dog’s part and creates a closer relationship between you and your dog by achieving effective communication with verbal commands and hand signals – physical coercion and punishers such as e-collars are NEVER used. Basic Obedience provides every essential command and is tailored to your dog. Training takes place within the home where the behaviors are to be learned or eliminated with the proper set up of your home included.  Training also takes place outside of the home as part of your daily life (e.g. walking, eliminating, playing etc.). Coverage area for private, in home dog training is most of NYC, Queens dog training, parts of Brooklyn closest to Queens.

Bonus! As a Dog Behavior Expert, I have included in the Basic Obedience Program valuable tools for preventing behavior problems from developing in your dog (behavior problems can occur at any age ) clients are taught how to “speak dog” in order to correctly read, understand and predict their dogs behavior, the optimal set up of your home for meeting your dog’s natural requirements for exercise and mental stimulation is created as well as extensive handouts and written homework after each dog training session, so that you can focus on the experience instead of trying to remember every detail.

In Home Expert Private Obedience Training Tailored to Your Dog – The Most Encompassing Training Program Available at reasonable rates

Basic Obedience Training Package:
~7 essential commands tailored to your dog can include sit, down, stay, come, loose leash walking next to handler, attention, release
~Housetraining including Christina’s 10 page Guide
~Eliminating jumping, excessive mouthing and destructiveness
~Optimal set up your home
~For puppies, meeting critical periods of development, including critical socialization times

Also Includes!
~How to read your dog’s body language
~How to understand dog behavior including signs of stress in your dog
~Ways to prevent behavior problems from developing
~Proper Dog Handling Techniques
~Best Toys
~My Behavior Modification Handbook
4- 75 min sessions (1 hr 15 min), $630, representing a discount of $30 over individual sessions.
Fee per individual Obedience Session – $165

Super Skype Visual  Phone Counseling Sessions are now available  

NY Clever K9 dog training Skype

Direct, customized dog behavior solutions from Dog Behavior Expert Christina Shusterich tailored to your own dog and open for all clients in any location at a discounted rate! 

Dog Expert Christina Shusterich has provided her vast knowledge, dog expertise, Total Harmony Dog Transformation® System and dog behavior advice nationally & internationally, contributing over 40 dog behavior solutions appearing in magazines, newspapers, TV appearances, radio, podcasts, her articles and ebook.

Get her world class advice tailored specifically to your dog in your own home! With the Super Skype Visual Phone sessions Christina is able to view your dog’s behavior in his/her specific environment (house, apt etc.) and customize her solutions.  It is her genuine pleasure to be able to reach and help clients outside of her travelling range and those on a budget as Super Skype Sessions are provided at a discounted rate over in person sessions.

Lets create the ultimate harmonious relationship with you and your dog!

Solutions for all puppy issues, how to best acclimate shelter/rescue dogs, how to prevent behavior problems in all dogs, creating easy adjustments from moves, divorces; ways to rehabilitate dogs, obedience training problems, and any other dog related questions you may have. All phone counseling is directly with Christina Shusterich and include extensive additional handouts emailed directly to you! Register at: http://www.nycleverk9.com/phone-counseling-2/

Create your own session!  Sessions tailored to your dog’s specific needs with effective solutions for single or any combination of issues you wish including:
All Puppy issues– mouthing,chewing, destructiveness, hyperactivity, best setup, housetraining for puppies and adult dogs, ways to provide best puppy development including making sure to meet successfully critical periods of development; how to prevent behavior problems; how to best smoothly acclimate Shelter/Rescue dogs to their new home, calm them, boost confidence, and prevent behavior problems from occurring, re-housetraining for adults and housetraining for puppies, best home set up, how to reduce anxiety as your new dog transitions to your home, ways to prevent destructiveness and channel your dog’s energies, ways to build confidence in your new dog, best toys to occupy, calm and channel your dog’s energy; ways to Rehabilitate dogs, how to Create easy adjustments from moves, new or lost family members or other pets; Obedience Issues such as using bribing with treats for obedience – treats are used to train dogs but do not create obedience, destructiveness, begging, jumping up, eliminating controlling, pushy behaviors, having to repeat commands.

Popular Customized Skype Sessions:
Help! Housetraining: Critical best home set up for you and your puppy or adult dog, detailed instructions covering every aspect of effective housetraining including how to eliminate on command, the times puppies to adult dogs need to eliminate, how to begin or transition out of wee wee pads, how to eliminate only outside, 10 page guide included and emailed to you for your permanent reference. Minimum 1 hour session.

Perfect Puppy Session:  Housetraining, best home set up for you and your puppy, critical time periods of puppy development and how to best meet them, mental & physical requirements of your puppy and fun ways to satisfy them, ways to prevent behavior problems from developing, redirecting puppy chewing/biting/mouthing so as to not be a human toy, eliminating jumping up, destructiveness, whining/crying/barking behaviors for attention, best toys to occupy, channel energy and aid in your puppy’s development. Handouts included and emailed to you: 10 page Housetraining Guide, Puppy Training Guide, best toys and where to find them, extra durable toys. Minimum 2 hour session.

Rescue Dog “Welcome Home!” Acclimation Session: This session is designed to successfully acclimatize your dog or puppy to his new home while preventing the problems of destructiveness, housetraining issues and anxiety. It provides  techniques to immediately reduce stress, build confidence,  promote your dog’s optimal development and prevent behavior problems.  This 1½ hour session includes:  Optimal set up of your home including ways to create a calming and encouraging environment, fun and convenient ways to exercise your dog to provide consistent daily aerobic and mental exercise and keep your dog calm throughout the day and with a much needed routine and a successful job to perform, best toys to engage, mentally stimulate and even exercise your dog including proven extra durable toys for strong chewers,  how to understand your dog by accurately reading your dog’s body postures and actions, how to recognize signs of stress in your dog, creating stress free absences and ways to prevent separation anxiety from developing as described in Christina’s article “8 Ways to Soothe Separation Anxiety” and as seen on Inside Edition, and extensive handouts including a 10 page housetraining guide for puppies and adult dogs from a shelter environment and Christina’s Obedience Training Handbook. Christina has worked intensively with shelter dogs 17 years, can view her reviews working with 1 rescue group Shelter Work Reviews
Minimum  hour session.

Creating Stress Free Adjustments: Including moving, dog new to home, changes within home life such as divorces. Minimum 1 hour session

New Baby to Home Program as I demonstrated on CBS News and was quoted in Fit Pregnancy Magazine! This 1½ hour session prepares your dog for a happy adjustment to your new baby. *For phone counseling, your dog would need to have no behavior issues (no problems with any aggression or fear) and know basic commands or an in home session is needed. Minimum 1½ hour session.

*Not appropriate for phone counseling sessions: Treatment of all types of aggression, fear/aggression on walks, for these behavior problems in person sessions and our coming soon Video Library will provide effective treatment. If unsure if your issue is covered or how long session should be please email us: info@nycleverk9.com*

A 30 minute phone counseling session is $45, a 45 minute phone counseling session is $75, a 1 hour phone session is $100, 90 minutes $150, 2 hours $200. Payment is via credit card or Pay Pal account.  *Please click here for processing and scheduling*

Dog Behavior Training Store

Christina’s Videos  I am creating a line of dog behavior training videos on how to effectively treat all behavior problems as they occur in real life settings utilizing my Total Harmony Dog Transformation® System for those outside the in home coverage area.

Christina’s Books  My current ebook “Hopeless Dog to Happy Dog! An introduction to the Total Harmony Dog Transformation® System” now available at my Store and on Amazon! Great Reviews! “Five Stars – Fantastic!”; “This is a great book introducing Christina’s dog training system and any dog owner would benefit from reading it!”; “Amazing as usual! Christina once again leads the way for us dog owners that need some guidance”

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Super Skype Sessions!