Get Started

Getting started is serious business. You are taking the first step toward getting your pet back on track towards appropriate behavior!

The following form may seem a bit lengthy, but it’s worth your time. Carolyn uses this information to prepare for the first appointment. Please be as accurate as possible and feel free to leave any additional comments at the end to clarify.

Request an Appointment

Initial Assessment Questionnaire

Agreement

I UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL BE REQUIRED TO STOP USING ANY AND ALL AVERSIVE METHODS DURING BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AND THAT IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT I CEASE THE USE OF THESE METHODS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE LIFE OF THE ANIMAL(S).

CLIENT/OWNER ACKNOWLEDGES BY SIGNING THAT THEY HAVE CONSULTED WITH AND OR RECEIVED THE NECESSARY VETERINARY CARE PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING IN A BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION PROGRAM AND IS UP-TO-DATE ON RABIES AND DHLPP VACCINATIONS.  CLIENT/OWNER UNDERSTANDS THAT A COPY OF THE BEHAVIOR PLAN WILL BE SHARED WITH VETERINARIAN LISTED ABOVE FOR THE PURPOSE OF COORDINATION OF CARE AND HEREBY GIVES PERMISSION TO CAROLYN KOCMAN TO DO SO.

CLIENT/OWNER CERTIFIES THAT THEY UNDERSTAND THAT BEHAVIOR TECHNIQUES RECOMMENDED BY CAROLYN KOCMAN, PET BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST, LLC (AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES) COULD INVOLVE RISK TO PETS AND/OR HANDLERS, DESPITE ATTEMPTS TO MINIMIZE SUCH RISK. CLIENT/OWNER AGREES TO USE THEIR OWN JUDGMENT AND COMMON SENSE WHEN FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS IN ORDER TO AVOID UNDUE RISK OF ANY KIND.  

CLIENT/OWNER UNDERSTANDS THAT PAYMENT IS TO BE MADE IN FULL AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF ANY APPOINTMENT. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN THE APPOINTMENT BEING CANCELED. CLIENT UNDERSTANDS THAT THERE IS A $50 NO-SHOW/LATE CANCEL (WITHIN 48 HOURS) FEE WHICH WILL BE CHARGED TO THE CLIENT. CLIENT/OWNER AGREES TO PAY SAID FEE, SHOULD THE CLIENT NO-SHOW OR CANCEL WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE APPOINTMENT. CLIENT WILL NOT RECEIVE ADDITIONAL SERVICES FROM BEHAVIOR PROFESSIONAL UNTIL SAID FEE IS PAID.

CLIENT IS RESPONSIBLE TO COMPLETE ALL HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS IN THE ALLOTTED TIME GIVEN. CLIENT MAY CONTACT BEHAVIOR PROFESSIONAL IF THERE ARE EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES OR IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS PROHIBITING THE COMPLETION OF THESE TASKS, SO THAT THE BEHAVIOR PROFESSIONAL CAN ASSIST THE CLIENT IN WORKING THROUGH THE ASSIGNMENTS. CLIENT IS RESPONSIBLE TO SUBMIT ALL ASSIGNMENTS AND ABC DATA AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF EVERY APPOINTMENT. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL NOT RESULT IN CANCELATION OF THE APPOINTMENT, BUT WILL, HOWEVER, RESULT IN AN APPOINTMENT THAT MAY NOT BE AS PRODUCTIVE AS IT COULD/SHOULD BE. CLIENT WILL NOT RECEIVE REMINDERS, BUT MUST TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED TASKS BY THE SPECIFIED DATES/TIMES.

CLIENT/OWNER UNDERSTANDS THAT THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES MADE BY CAROLYN KOCMAN, PET BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST, LLC (AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES) THAT THE PET WILL NOT CAUSE INJURY TO HUMANS OR OTHER ANIMALS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY IN THE FUTURE. CLIENT/OWNER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR FUTURE PET BEHAVIOR. 

AGREEING BELOW ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE CLIENT/OWNER RESUMES THE RISKS AND WILL HOLD HARMLESS CAROLYN KOCMAN, PET BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST, LLC AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES WITH REGARD TO ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, OR INJURY WHILE EMPLOYING ANY RECOMMENDATIONS. 

ONCE SUBMITTED, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED WITH A DATE/TIME FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT (CONFIRMED ONCE PAYMENT IS MADE) AND AN ADDITIONAL DATA FORM.

PLEASE REMIT THE ABC SHEET (SENT TO YOUR EMAIL) AT LEAST TWO DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT AND CONTINUE TO KEEP THIS LOG THROUGHOUT YOUR BEHAVIORAL JOURNEY.

Pricing and Packages

In-person services are at the discretion of the behavior specialist and will not exceed a travel time of 30 minutes one way from York, PA. These services are only available for appointments prior to 3 pm.

All packages are designed to address one primary behavioral concern (typically for a single dog). If there are multiple dogs in the home with behavior concerns that must necessarily be addressed, there will be an up-charge of $125 per hour for all additional work involved. It is recommended for dogs with completely different behavioral concerns that the owner purchase separate services (packages always recommended).

A minimum travel surcharge of $50 will apply for visits requiring travel time of greater than 30 minutes one way; in-person visits are NOT available for distances beyond 1 hour of travel one way.

PayPal payment options are below. However, you may also pay via Venmo @Carolyn-Kocman or via ApplePay at 717-858-0806. Your appointment will not be confirmed until you have submitted all materials and payment in full has been received.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL; NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Phone Consult – 30 Minutes

Phone call for advice regarding basic clicker training, housebreaking for puppies, teething, crate training, litter box training, and/or similar behavioral concerns. Behavior plan is not included. All sales are final. No refunds will be issued.

$65.00

Phone Consult – 60 Minutes

Phone call for advice regarding unruliness, jumping up, counter surfing, yard digging, pulling on leash, elimination outside of litter box, incomplete housebreaking, and similar behavioral concerns. Behavior plan is not included. All sales are final. No refunds will be issued.

$125.00

Phone Consult – 90 Minutes

Phone call for advice regarding resource guarding, anxiety, aggressive behaviors, self-destructive behaviors, home alone issues, inter-cat aggression, and similar behavioral concerns. Behavior plan is not included. All sales are final. No refunds will be issued.

$187.00

Tier 1 VIRTUAL Behavior Package – Best Seller / Best Deal

Virtual assessment, virtual behavior plan review, 1 status call (60 minutes or less), 1 final call (30 minutes or less) This package includes full behavior plan and all exercises in writing. All sales are final. No refunds will be issued.

$400.00

Tier 2: VIRTUAL ELITE Behavior Package

Virtual assessment (one hour), virtual behavior plan review(one hour), 2 status calls ( up to 60 minutes), 1 final call (up to 30 minutes)* This package includes full behavior plan and all exercises in writing. All sales are final. No refunds will be issued.

$475.00

Tier 2: IN-PERSON Behavior Package

In-person assessment, virtual behavior plan appointment, 1 status phone call (up to 60 minutes), 1 final call (up to 30 minutes)* This package includes full behavior plan and all exercises in writing. All sales are final. No refunds will be issued.

$550.00

Tier 2: VIRTUAL ELITE Behavior Package

Virtual assessment (one hour), virtual behavior plan review(one hour), 2 status calls ( up to 60 minutes), 1 final call (up to 30 minutes)* This package includes full behavior plan and all exercises in writing. All sales are final. No refunds will be issued.

$475.00

*ALL services are timed and will NOT go over the allotted time, due to scheduling. 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE (Please call for pricing and other information):

  • Follow up calls for current package clients
  • Behavior plans for rescues and shelters
  • In-home training