Dog training for aggressive or fearful dogs can be difficult to find and understand. But I am here to make your dog training experience easier and with less anxiety and fear of your own. It can be a really hard to parent a dog who has behavior issues, especially when dog training techniques differ so much. So, let’s start here:
Do any of these statements describe your dog?
~ Your dog growls at, snaps at, or has bitten a person
~ Your dog goes in to complete panic mode when someone comes to the front door
~ Your dog is reactive or highly excitable while on walks
~ Your dog growls at, lunges at, snaps at, or has bitten another dog
~ Your dog gets a wonderful report card at doggie daycare, but is aggressive towards dogs or people when you are on the other end of the leash
~ Your dog is shy or fearful of strangers
~ Your dog is aggressive towards dogs on or off leash
You and your dog are not alone!
The above list comprises some very common and normal behaviors for dogs. And it’s normal for dogs to have multiple symptoms. Most dogs are wonderful 98% of the time, and do really well at home, but they can have certain triggers that increase their fear and anxiety. The majority of aggressive behavior is due to anxiety and fear, and that’s what we will focus on to help your dog learn that things aren’t so scary. Aggression is not about being dominant- it’s about insecurity, anxiety, and fear.
Have you ever done an online search for a dog training video? Have you searched Youtube or Google to try and diagnose your dog on your own? Do you post on your social media asking questions about to handle certain behaviors? Do you ask your vet behavior questions? Now you can have your own personal dog behavior consultant and you can get all of your questions answered. The in-home dog training program is a great option, and the online training gives you more flexibility with budget and schedules. Today’s technology makes it easy for me to be in your living room either way, and you still get the same helpful dog training!
The sessions are about 3 weeks apart. My goal is to give you enough time to work with your dog and implement all the needed behavioral and environmental modifications to be successful. I also provide support in between appointments by emails, phone calls, and online meetings. The initial session is online and about 60-75 minutes, and subsequent sessions are in-home and about 50-60 minutes… It all depends on the dog. *Three session minimum.
My Fear and/or Aggression Dog Training Programs are comprehensive, practical, positive, and successful. In order to provide the best possible care for your dog, I develop an individualized behavior plan for you and your dog. I strive to help decrease your stress by giving you the tools to help your dog, increase your confidence as a dog/parent team, decrease your potential liability, and help you give the best quality of life to your dog. I do not use or condone any punishment-based methods, such as shock, prong, or choke collars, so you don’t need to worry about hurting your dog in order to teach him or her.
3-session Package: $595
4-session Package: $750
*For aggression towards humans, I recommend at least 4 sessions.
My service area is the western suburbs of Minneapolis (including Minneapolis). If you are out of my service area, we can do virtual sessions, which are equally effective, especially for shy and fearful dogs or dogs who can be aggressive towards humans.
Click on “Book Now” to reserve your first session, and then we will schedule the remaining sessions when we first meet.