Business Services

EXPERT DOG BEHAVIOR ADVICE AND COMMENTARY

“He explains the reasons behind his methods, explores the personality of your dog, and works with your individual dog to get results. He also pushes you to learn the skills needed to get the same results as the trainer. He is the only trainer I have ever met that cares as much about training the owner as the dog.” Read More >>

Dan Cavalletto, the owner and founder of Cavalletto Canine, is a proven dog behavioral specialist and trainer with 20+ years of experience working with more than 3,000 dogs. He is also an expert commentator who frequently contributes guidance, advice, and insights through seminars, professional training, and legal testimony.

Based on Dan’s extensive background and experience, Cavalletto Canine offers several business and professional services for those needing expert advice and training on dog behavior and modification.

EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY FOR LEGAL CASES

Dan is an experienced and talented expert witness for either plaintiff or defense purposes. Judges have qualified Dan as an expert witness in both civil and criminal matters. His experience includes, but is not limited to, researching, investigating, writing affidavits and testifying on behalf of clients while working in close conjunction with their attorney. Expert witness services include:

CIVIL

  • Dog bite injuries
  • Homeowner-victim claims regarding person or property (dog to person or dog to dog)
  • Landlord-tenant issues
  • Seller-purchaser contract issues
  • Service performance issues
  • Negligence issues
  • Questions of provocation

CRIMINAL

  • Zoning violations (habitats, breed specific ordinances)
  • Animal control violations (barking, dog at large, nuisance complaints; scratching, biting, quarantine; vicious animal hearings) Misdemeanors and felonies (assault, battery)

Duration: Contingent on needs

Cost: $200.00 per hour

BEHAVIORAL SEMINARS

Dan is a frequent contributor on a variety of dog behavioral topics at seminars, workshops, training classes and in-services. His presentations feature fresh, innovative content and distinct insight into human and dog behavior and the relationship between the two. In his presentations, attendees learn tangible, real and applicable methods and practical skills.

Duration: Contingent on needs

Cost: $200.00 per hour

VETERINARIAN & STAFF TRAINING

Many people don’t realize that it can be an incredibly traumatic experience for dogs when they are transported to the veterinarian’s office. The dog is often forced from their home into a small crate and driven to an unfamiliar location where they are left alone in a strange room filled with foreign smells, sounds, and people. The dog is also confused about their owner’s intent, the person they trust the most, as to why they would do this to them. Cavalletto Canine works with veterinary staff to train them on how to handle pets under duress in a caring manner.

Duration: Contingent on needs

Cost: $200.00 per hour

DOG WALKER TRAINING

Daily canine exercise is proven to reduce problem behaviors and anxiety, improve a dog’s mental functions and contribute to a long, healthy and happy life for the dog. At Cavalletto Canine, we’ll teach you how to walk a dog and master the dog walk. You’ll be able to walk about 10 dogs at a time, as well as offer your clients a variety of dog walking and dog exercise programs that can be personalized specifically for your clients’ lifestyle.

Duration: Contingent on needs

Cost: $200.00 per hour

THERAPY DOG CERTIFICATION CONSULTANT

Therapy dogs are beneficial in many different environments from library reading programs to hospitals to nursing homes. If you are interested in doing therapy work with your dog, Cavalletto Canine can help you and your dog prepare for successful completion of the therapy dog certification test. Even if you decide not to go on to therapy work, you’ll develop excellent canine manners and social skills around a variety of distractions.

Duration: Contingent on needs

Cost: $200.00 per hour

COMPANION THERAPY/EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOG ADVISOR

Emotional Support Dogs help lessen anxiety and depression, as well as provide a watchful eye and comfort for their owners. Emotional Support Dogs are recognized under federal housing laws, so they are allowed to live in homes or apartments that do not usually permit dogs. At Cavalletto Canine, we offer help with the selection of Emotional Support Dogs for those not already in possession of a dog. For housing professionals, we can advise whether or not an Emotional Support Dog is reasonably well-behaved by pet standards, such as the dog is fully housebroken and possesses no undesirable habits that would disturb neighbors or pose a danger to other tenants.

Duration: Contingent on needs

Cost: $200.00 per hour