Beyond the Walk offers reduced cost boarding, training, behavior consulting, boarding with behavior evaluation, boarding with training, and other support to 501(c)3 rescues and shelters. Cost is on a by-case basis and varies.
While we wish we could help every rescue and every dog with accurate, in-depth, science-based behavior evaluations and creative, effective, innovative training, we do screen our potential rescue partners and cases to ensure we would be the best fit for your rescue and your case.
Please complete the following form accurately and honestly so that we can best review our potential to help you as well as our initial thoughts on the best type of support for your rescue, budget, and case.
We are not currently accepting boarding or board and trains for dogs in rescue organizations, however we are happy to offer virtual or in person training sessions and consults for rescues at a significant discount (further cost-reduced training packages are also available to rescue organizations).
Our approach to behavior concerns follows the flow of:
4. Positive Reinforcement
5. Negative Punishment
6. Reevaluate behavior concerns and goals; possibly advise a consultation with a behavior veterinarian
Some to most dogs' training plans will not go beyond this point. Beyond the Walk may consider aversive tools (prong or shock collar) ONLY for specific operant behaviors, but not for behaviors with an emotional root. We also consider the dogs' overall risk, realistic goals, cognitive ability, and potential for psychological fallout before making any recommendations to move to other training methods beyond this point. We are also happy to never include the following methods in training and simply work with the previous 6 steps. We never implore a client to use aversive training though we may explain that with a client's goals and timeline, the options may be to either reduce expectations/increase timeline or incorporate aversive training for some behaviors (with limits).
7. Negative Reinforcement
8. Positive Punishment