Our in-person behavior consultations are offered throughout the United States (travel fees may apply). We also offer web-based consultations globally in multiple languages. Our consultations include the following:

  1. A detailed and personalized Behavior Intervention Plan created by a behavior scientist
  2. Behavior & wellness information guides
  3. Email/phone support for the duration of your consult period

The amount of sessions needed is determined as we collect data on your situation since this is dependent on the following factors:

  • The severity and complexity of the behavior issue(s)
  • The amount of time you are able to dedicate to behavior modification
  • The number of animals in the environment
  • How much environmental modification is practical and feasible for your situation
  • Each individual’s preferred learning style and speed

For the first consultation, we ask clients to plan for 1.5 hours. There is a lot of background information and getting to know the animal(s) the first visit. We send a short, 1-page preliminary report within 72 hours so you can get started immediately on helping your animal(s). We send your Behavior Intervention Plan within 2 weeks depending on the complexity of your case. Unlimited email (or phone) support is provided with each scheduled session. Although we generally cannot offer any promises or guarantees on how long it will take to achieve desired results, we do try our best to review your case and make an educated guess on how many sessions will be needed. We do our best to offer discounts for purchasing multiple sessions upfront.

We also offer email/phone consultations for minor concerns or questions. These consultations do not include a Behavior Intervention Plan, information guides, or unlimited email/phone support. We also offer a private Facebook group that addresses numerous animal-oriented topics.

Would you like L.A.B. to present on a particular topic for your veterinary practice, rescue, shelter, or other organization? Please fill out the form found here to submit a request.

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Ludar Animal Behavior is committed to accessibility. We make every effort within our ability to provide services that are accessible to all people regardless of socioeconomic status and/or disability. Please email us with suggestions or concerns.

Web-based Consultations – Mixed Species

$125 – 1 hour

Web-based consultations are offered via skype and zoom. These are offered for all species.

Web-based consults include:

  1. Preliminary report available within 72 hours.
  2. Detailed and personalized Behavior Intervention Plan available within 1-2 weeks.
  3. Wellness and behavior information guides.
  4. Unlimited email support during your consult period.
  5. Video demonstrations.

Payment for web-based consultations must be made via venmopaypal, Square, or check the day before your first consult.

Packages:

We offer discounts for purchasing multiple sessions up front. We recommend one session per animal but depending on the behavior issues, sometimes a single behavior modification plan and a single session are enough. 

  • 2 session package = $225
  • 3 session package = $350
  • 4 session package = $450; 4 months of email support; 1 additional BIP (highly recommended for households with more than 3 animals).
  • Additional behavior intervention plans = $50/per animal.

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Email/Phone Consultation

$25 – 30 minutes

Some minor behavior issues or training concerns can be addressed via email or phone. Email ludaranimal@gmail.com for more info. OR you can schedule a phone consult by clicking here.

In-Person Consultation – Feline

$100 to $150 – 1 to 2 hours


In-home behavior and wellness consultation for cats cost $100 to $150 per session depending on how many cats and the behavior issue(s). For the first session, we ask that clients plan for 1.5 hours. After your first session, follow up visits are 30-45 minutes and $50. 

Common feline issues we encounter include but are not limited to the following:

  • Aggression (towards humans, other animals)
  • House soiling/inappropriate elimination
  • Excessive vocalizations
  • Annoyance behaviors (begging for food, jumping on countertops and other surfaces)
  • Destructive behavior (scratching, chewing, digging)
  • Unable to administer medications
  • Difficulty with carriers, car rides, grooming, vet trips & veterinary/husbandry procedures

Packages: 

  • Our packages are great for modifying undesired behaviors and for preventing behavior issues. If are looking for a lifetime of results and have more than 2 cats, we suggest purchasing a package. Positive reinforcement-based training is not just for dogs. Cats benefit greatly from it too! Packages are also great for multi-cat homes.
  • 3 session package = $275
  • 4 session package = $375
  • 5 session package = $500, includes clicker training kit
  • 6 session package = $600, includes 6 months of email support; clicker training kit & recommended for more than 4 cats

 

Kitten Kindergarten Program:

Our kitten kindergarten program is for cats under 1 year. This is a 4-week program that meets once per week online and costs $80. Our in-person program costs $100 plus travel. Admission is rolling so we start when your family is ready to begin conveniently on your schedule.

Why choose our program?

Our program is science-based and developed by several animal professionals. Our program has been designed by behavior experts, veterinarians, and other animal health professionals.

What is Kitten Kindergarten? 

Kitten Kindergarten is a socialization, training, and education program. The program focuses on integrating your kitten into your family, teaching your kitten manners, and instructing owners on feline behavior, as well as how to recognize and prevent common behavior and health problems. 

Kitten socialization is accelerated when compared to canines. The sensitive period of socialization (when a kitten is most able to learn appropriate social behavior) occurs between the 2nd and 7th week of life, social play develops from 6 to 12 weeks old, with social fighting and fearful playing starting at Week 14.  Socializing kittens is essential to having a well-mannered adult cat.

Learn more about kitten socialization here.

Rescue/Shelter Package:

  • We will work one on one with your rescue/shelter cats to increase your adoption rates and improve foster success by helping alleviate undesirable behaviors. We offer a wide variety of fun trick training that can help increase adoption rates as well as ease feline boredom.
  • $700 (payment plans offered) + travel
  • 3 months of online/phone support
  • 10: 1 hour, in-person sessions
  • 10 custom Ludar Animal Behavior clickers for staff, volunteers, fosters, etc. As well as a detailed clicker training guide. 
  • Free publicity for adoptable cats on our facebook page during the consultation period (we will create custom, eye-catching graphics and videos for your group!)
  • Wellness/care guides

In-Person Consultation – Swine

$80 – 1 to 1.5 hours


In-home behavior and wellness consultation for pigs cost $80 per session. For the initial consultation, we ask clients to plan for 1.5 hours. 

Common pig issues we encounter include but are not limited to the following:

  • Aggression (towards humans or other animals, food/resource aggression)
  • Destructive behaviors (rooting, digging, chewing)
  • House-soiling (potty training issues, inappropriate elimination)
  • Annoyance behaviors (excessive vocalizations, whining, screaming, etc)
  • Difficulty administering medications, performing hoof trims, getting in/out of a car, & taking to the vet

Packages:

  • We highly recommend purchasing a 3 session package for pigs due to the amount of one on one time they can benefit from. Multiple sessions allow us to ensure lasting positive changes for you and your pig. 
  • 3 session package = $225
  • 4 session package = $250
  • 5 session package = $400 and includes target stick, clicker and clicker training guide ($459 value!)

In-Person Consultation – Ferret

$60 – 30 minutes to 1 hour

For your initial consultation, please plan on 1 hour. Follow up sessions are 30 to 45 minutes for ferrets due to their very limited attention span when it comes to training. But do not let them fool you. Just because they need to take more breaks does not mean they are not smart. Ferrets are actually highly intelligent and love clicker training! They just take patient and loving pet parents.

Common ferret issues we encounter:

  • Aggression (towards people & other animals)
  • Rough play (play biting)
  • Litter box training & inappropriate elimination
  • Destructive behaviors (chewing, digging, scratching)
  • Difficulty administering medication, restraining, trimming nails, getting to go into cages/carriers
  • Difficulty with grooming, vet trips & veterinary/husbandry procedures

In-Person Consultation – Lagomorph (Rabbit)

$65 – 1 to 2 hours

In-home behavior and wellness consultation for rabbits cost $65 per session.

Common rabbit issues we encounter:

  • Litter box training issues & inappropriate elimination
  • Destructive behavior such as chewing (especially wires!), scratching, digging
  • Biting & rough play
  • Aggression towards humans & pets
  • Noise phobias, fear & anxiety issues
  • Difficulty administering medication, trimming nails, restraining/handling
  • Difficulty getting to go into a carrier, crate, room
  • Difficulty with grooming, vet trips & veterinary/husbandry procedures

Packages:

  • We highly recommend purchasing a 3 session package for multi-rabbit homes due to the amount of one on one time they can benefit from. Multiple sessions allow us to ensure lasting positive changes for you and your rabbits. 
  • 3 session package = $180
  • 4 session package = $250; includes custom clicker
  • 5 session package = $325; includes 3 months of email support and a clicker training kit ($415 value!)

Rescue/Shelter Package:

  • We will work one on one with your rescue/shelter rabbits to increase your adoption rates and improve foster success by helping alleviate undesirable behaviors. We offer a wide variety of fun trick training that can help increase adoption rates as well as ease rabbit boredom.
  • $500 (payment plans offered) + travel
  • 3 months of online/phone support
  • 10: 1 hour, in-person sessions
  • 10 custom Ludar Animal Behavior clickers for staff, volunteers, fosters, etc. As well as a detailed clicker training guide. 
  • Free publicity for adoptable rabbits on our facebook page during the consultation period (we will create custom, eye-catching graphics and videos for your group!)
  • Wellness/care guides

In-Person Behavior Consultation – Avian (Birds)

$50-150 – 1 to 2 hours


Our avian behavior and wellness consultation prices are dependent on the type of bird and how many we will be working with. Please email us for a more exact estimate.

Common avian issues we encounter include but are not limited to the following:

  • Self-mutilation such as feather plucking
  • Aggression & biting
  • Anxieties, fear (especially car rides), noise phobias
  • Excessive vocalizations such as screaming
  • Destructive behavior
  • Difficulty administering medication, handling, putting into a carrier/crate, taking to the vet & issues with veterinary/husbandry procedures

Smaller birds (parakeets, finches, canaries, lovebirds, etc): $50
Medium birds (cockatiels, conures, lorikeets, doves, etc): $65
Large birds (African greys, macaws, cockatoos, etc): $75
Extra-large pet birds and/or wildlife education birds: $80-90
Raptors/falcons: $90-150

Do you want to train your chicken(s)? We offer special rates for chicken clicker training. 1-hour sessions for chickens are $40.

Rescue/Shelter Package:

  • We will work one on one with your rescue/shelter birds to increase your adoption rates and improve foster success by helping alleviate undesirable behaviors. We offer a wide variety of fun trick training that can help increase adoption rates as well as ease bird boredom.
  • $600 (payment plans offered) + travel
  • 3 months of online/phone support
  • 10: 1 hour, in-person sessions
  • 10 custom Ludar Animal Behavior clickers for staff, volunteers, fosters, etc. As well as a detailed clicker training guide. 
  • Free publicity for adoptable birds on our facebook page during the consultation period (we will create custom, eye-catching graphics and videos for your group!)
  • Wellness/care guides

In-Person Consultation – Small Mammals

$40 to $70 – 1 to 2 hours

In-home behavior and wellness consultation for small mammals vary from $40 to $70 depending on the species. Small mammal species we have worked with include but are not limited to the following: mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, degus, sugar gliders, and chinchillas. We cover a wide range of topics from behavior to nutrition for these small pets. Just because they come in a smaller package, does not mean they are any less deserving of love and high-quality care.

Common issues:

  • Biting, chewing, gnawing, general destructive behaviors
  • Potty training
  • Annoyance behaviors (keeping owners awake at night, difficulty with handling/restraining)
  • Difficulty trimming nails or administering medications
  • Trouble ensuring nutritional needs are met
  • Creating enrichment items

In-Person Consultation – Reptiles and Amphibians

$75-200 – 1 to 2 hours

Pricing is dependent on the type of reptile/amphibian. Please contact us for a more exact estimate. Species we’ve worked with include but are not limited too; alligators, turtles/tortoises, snakes, lizards, skinks, frogs, toads, salamanders, axolotls, hellbenders, newts and much more!

In-Person Consultation – Equine

$100-200 – 1 to 2 hours

 

We offer positive reinforcement focused, horse behavior modification, and training. We specialize in stereotypical behaviors such as cribbing, lignophagia, pica, stall kicking, stall walking/weaving, etc. 

Currently, we only offer ground-level work, no riding.

In-Person Consultation – Canine

$125-400 – 1-2 hours

We provide in-home behavior modification and training services for canines. If you are looking for group classes such as puppy classes, agility, nose work, etc we highly recommend looking for positive reinforcement-based trainers in your area. We will not use shock collars.

We often work with serious behavior issues for canines on DVM referral. Pricing varies from $125-400 depending on the issue(s) and how many dogs are in the home. Please contact us to see if we can help. 

Common issues we help with:

  • Destructive behaviors (chewing, digging, etc)
  • Excessive vocalization (whining, barking, howling)
  • Anxiety/Fear/Phobia
  • ‘Attention’ (care) seeking behaviors (begging, mouthing, jumping)
  • Difficulty getting to go into a crate, car, room
  • Difficulty with veterinary/husbandry tasks such as nail trims, ear cleanings, vaccinations, etc

Rescue/Shelter Package:

  • We will work one on one with your rescue/shelter dogs to increase your adoption rates and improve foster success by helping alleviate undesirable behaviors. We offer a wide variety of fun training that can help increase adoption rates as well as ease canine boredom.
  • $1500 (payment plans offered) + travel
  • 3 months of online/phone support
  • 10: 1 hour, in-person sessions
  • 10 custom Ludar Animal Behavior clickers for staff, volunteers, fosters, etc. As well as a detailed clicker training guide. 
  • Free publicity for adoptable dogs on our facebook page during the consultation period (we will create custom, eye-catching graphics and videos for your group!)
  • Wellness/care guides

In-Person Consultation – Primates

Price Varies 

Please contact me for a more precise price for primates. We have worked with several species of new world and old-world primates.

In-Person Consult – Aquatic Animal Services

$100-400 – 2 hours

Pricing is dependent on the type of animal and if scuba diving will be required. Please contact us for a more exact estimate. Animals we have worked with include sharks, rays, manatees, turtles, fish.

Aquarium Set Up and Maintenance – Freshwater

$50 – 2 hours

We offer freshwater aquarium set up and maintenance. Our base rate is $50 plus $1 per gallon. We provide our own supplies and have a 50-foot python system with multiple adapters.

Petsitting and Dog Walking*

Price Varies

*We give first priority to those in need of specialized petsitting/dog walking services due to behavioral or medical issues.* Price varies based on how many animals there are, if they have medication requirements and how long you need a petsitter/dogwalker. Please contact us for more information.