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  1. Gypsydals

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    Why is it so difficult to find a behaviorist on the net in your state? I all I want is a list of dog behaviorists in Mid MI that are willing to do a home visit. And I can't seem to find any. UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGgg
     
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    The problem with traveling To them won't work because he doesn't display ANY of the behaviors outside of the house that I need help with.
    But thank you for the lists I will be checking them out. Hopefully someone can and will be able to help me.
     
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    IAABC might be your best bet for finding someone who can come to you. What type of behavior are you dealing with?
     
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    Pretty much aggression and an intense dislike towards a family member when they are in the house. Outside of the house the dog likes him.

    Edited to add. I just sent an email to the closest behaviorist to me. Hopefully I will hear back from them. **fingers crossed**
     
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    I don't think there are any colleges in the state that teach this. Maybe State.
     
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    What do you guys think of this site?
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    She offers a 4-session package. With the first session an evaluation and setting up a plan. Followed by 3 bi-weekly sessions that build upon the plan set up in session one. For $260 plus mileage.
    So far she is the only one who has responded to my emails.
     
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    I would be willing to bet that this person uses more punishment based methods - they are members of IACP (CM is involved with IACP I think), they've been training SAR and police dogs, and there's no mention of continuing education (thought they do have a CPDT-KA).

    If you want to pm me you location I can see if I can find someone with more credentials if you'd like.
     
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    We have figured something out. Its not aggression in the traditional sense. You guys ready for this. Its BULLYING, bullying to the extreme:mad:. **** dog anyway. So now to figure out how to stop the bullying.
     
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    Interesting diagnosis - how'd you narrow it down to that?
     
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    Watching how he reacts to the kids interacting with him. And knowing my kids personalities. Why I didn't connect the dots earlier, I have no idea (ok so I didn't figure it out, my friend did). That and I had my son working with him on OB and heck I didn't even take my son seriously.
     

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