AGGRESSIVE DOG BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
Length: 6-8 weeks*
Includes instructional lessons for owners
Many people who contact us believing their dog is "aggressive" do not have a truly aggressive dog, but a reactive dog. These dogs would be put in our 4-week aggressive dog behavior modification program. However, if your dog has a bite history with dogs or humans, or is displaying aggressive behavior to people, these dogs will likely require more time. Please schedule an in-person evaluation to accurately determine which program is best suited for your dog
During our aggressive dog behavior modification training program, your dog will learn all the skills taught in the regular Advanced On and Off Leash Obedience Program in addition to addressing the problems with aggression.
Dog on dog aggression can range from reactivity on leash to dangerous aggression that results in the owners getting bitten and other dogs being killed or seriously injured. We have a lot of experience dealing with all ranges and severity of the problem. The dog in the video above is a 120lb Cane Corso that came to us after killing the neighbor’s dog. This is more extreme and severe aggression than found in most dogs and even more challenging because of the size of the dog. However, as you can see in the video, the aggression is manageable and controllable.
A dog that is truly dog aggressive must always be managed by a dedicated and responsible owner who is committed to aggressive dog behavior modification. We have helped many dogs who came to us after owners had already spent quite a bit of money with other trainers and failed to make any progress. Unfortunately, some owners then give up after these unsuccessful attempts to help the situation, and dogs often may be put down because their owners think there is no hope and no rescues will take them. This is such an unfortunate reason for any dog to lose their home and life, as dog aggression is almost always manageable.
As with dog aggression, the great majority of cases of aggression toward people can be stopped and controlled with good training and management by a dedicated and responsible owner who will work with their dog for successful aggressive dog behavior training. Most aggressive behavior toward humans is caused by insecurity, fear, lack of rules and boundaries, lack of control, lack of training or bad training, and lack of firm leadership. That being said, aggression towards people can be serious and dangerous. We will honestly assess and advise you regarding your dog's behavior and ongoing associated risk. In many dogs, while the aggression can be managed and risks reduced, aggression toward humans is a liability that should not be taken lightly. For this reason, we may not tell some people what they want to hear nor make promises that should not be made. If you review the bios of our staff trainers, you will find that some of them have a strong background in working with protection dogs and are very knowledgeable in the areas of control and aggression.