What looks like aggressive behaviour in dogs is almost always fear-based. Fearful dogs ACT aggressively because they are trying to create distance between themselves and the “scary stuff.”
But fear or anxiety left untreated can easily turn into aggression. A fearful dog that is pressured, restrained or cornered is likely to defend itself in the only way it can – with it’s teeth.
- We will help you to better recognize subtle signs of fear and stress in your dog
- We will teach you science- based strategies that can change your dog’s reaction to scary stuff. Your dog will begin to see that fearful things can predict good rewards and experiences.
- We will show you how to manage your dog’s fear and anxiety on a daily basis so it doesn’t escalate
- We will provide easy games and exercises that will build confidence in your dog.
We suggest that you bring your dog for a private consultation so that we can develop a customized training plan that will best support their needs.
What a great program! We love Laura and it’s so satisfying to see improvements every week! Minnie did not have a lot of confidence starting out but it is incredible to see how far she has come already!”
Kirsty, Beth and Minnie