Aggressive dog behavior training can be tricky and frustrating but we are here to help. You have brought a puppy home to join your family and after a few weeks you notice a change in the demeanor of the little guy. It might be that he growls if you move toward his bowl or toy or maybe he snaps or nips one of your kids for picking up one of their own toys. This is aggression and it is a behavior that can be dealt with in a positive way through training. Our aggressive dog behavior training methods will give you the results and behaviors you are looking for.
Although different types of aggression exist, fear based aggression is the most common and can start with a mild aversion to certain situations. Puppies may start to show fear or insecurity when they meet new people entering the home, walking past another dog, riding in the car, etc. Signs to look for are hair standing up, growling, avoiding, shaking, etc. How we handle this in the beginning can determine how it will progress or not progress. While human nature tells us to try to nurture the puppy and make them feel Ok, the results may not be what is hoped for. The aggression can get worse.
Our professional staff can assist you in determining if your puppy or dog is developing aggressive tendencies and the help to design a course of action to train or retrain your puppy or dog to not be aggressive. We will be side by side with you as we teach you and your dog obedience commands that will help prevent aggression problems from developing. These commands along with understanding the proper tone of voice and body language to utilized when giving these commands will help to eliminate aggressive behavior and prevent it from becoming an issue in the future. Giving your dog a solid base of commands such as heel, sit, come, down will ensure that if there is a situation that makes your dog uncomfortable, you can redirect the attention to an obedience command.
Through proper dog training in these commands and regular practice you can take what you learn in training and continue to reinforce the commands until they are ingrained in your dog’s mind. You will also learn how to give these commands during situations of distractions to ensure that both you and your dog are prepared for any situation. For younger dogs, a solid base of obedience also builds confidence and trust and opens the lines of communication with your pup.