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Ludar Animal Behavior, LLC

L.A.B. offers behavior modification, training and wellness services for a wide variety of species. We use evidence-based science and focus on improving an animal's quality of life. By using our knowledge from Applied Behavior Analysis, Zoology, and Neuroethology, we provide practical, long-term solutions for our clients. Whether you are experiencing issues with aggression or need help training your pet to take medications, we can help! *Please note our phone hours vary. Please leave us a voicemail if we do not answer and someone will return your call as soon as we can Monday through Friday. You may also send a text message. For international clients, you can call/text us via the WhatsApp.*
Sun
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Mon
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tue
Closed
Wed
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thu
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fri
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sat
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Our Services

Email/Phone Consultation
Some minor behavior issues or training concerns can be addressed via email or phone. Please send a short email to ludaranimal@gmail.com and we will let you know if we can help.
Web-based Consultations - Mixed Species
Web-based consultations are offered via skype and zoom. All web-based consults include the same as the in-person consultations: A preliminary behavior report available within 72 hours. A detailed and personalized behavior/environmental modification plan available within 5-7 business days. Wellness and behavior information guides. Unlimited email (or phone if preferred) support with each session. Video demonstrations. Payment for web-based consultations must be made via paypal, Square, or check before your initial consultation or on the day of your first consult (paypal/square only). Visit www.ludaranimalbehavior.com/services for more information.
Pet Wellness and Care Consults
Do you have a new pet you are not familiar with? Or are you worried you are not meeting the needs of your pet(s)? Our wellness consults cover a wide range of topics from toenail trimming to nutrition.
Feline (cats)- In Person Consultation
In-home behavior and wellness consultation for cats cost $75 to $125 per session.* 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 $75. *Additional travel & pet fees vary, please email us. Discount Program: Visit www.ludaranimalbehavior.com/services for more information
Rabbit - In Person Consultation
In-home behavior and wellness consultation for rabbits cost $70 per session. Discount Program: Visit www.ludaranimalbehavior.com/services for more information
Swine (pigs) - In Person Consultation
In-home behavior and wellness consultation for pigs cost $85 per session. For the initial consultation, we ask clients plan for 2 hours. Follow up sessions are 1 hour in duration. Discount Program: Visit www.ludaranimalbehavior.com/services for more information
Ferret - In Person Consultation
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. Discount Program: Visit www.ludaranimalbehavior.com/services for more information.
Avian (birds) - In Person Consultation
Our avian behavior and wellness consultation prices are dependent on the type of bird. Please contact us for a more exact estimate. 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 Raptors/falcons: $90 Do you want to train your chicken(s)? We offer special rates for chicken clicker training. 1-hour sessions for chickens are $40.
Small Mammals - In Person Consultation
In-home behavior and wellness consultation for small mammals vary from $50 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. Please email ludaranimal@gmail.com for more info.
Kitten Kindergarten
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.  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. Socializing kittens is essential to having a well-mannered adult cat.
Canine (dog) - In Person Consultation
We provide in-home behavior modification and training services for canines. If you are looking for group classes such as puppy classes, agility, service dog training, 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. As this is where our special interest lies. Pricing varies from $100-250 depending on the issue(s) and how many dogs are in the home. Please email ludaranimal@gmail.com to see if we can help. Please keep in mind we prefer to run our Behavior Modification Plan by your veterinarian to ensure everyone is on the same path.
Equine (horses) - In Person Consultation
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.
Reptile/Amphibian - In Person Consultation
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!
Primates - In Person Consultation
Please contact me for a more precise price for primates. We have worked with several species of new world and old world primates.
Aquatic Animal Services
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.
Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
All of our pet sitting and dog walking services offer intro level training as well as a condensed behavior and environmental assessment. Price varies based on how many animals there are, if they have medication requirements and how long you need a petsitter/dogwalker. Please email ludaranimal@gmail.com for more information. 
Follow Up Session
This is for current clients only. Please only use this option if instructed to by the owner, Melinda. Thank you.

Our Staff

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Melinda Stimpson