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 unresolved 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 a step-by-step plan to follow and support along the way
We suggest that you book our two-part private consult program so that we can develop a customized training plan that will best support your dog’s needs.
Two 60-90 minute consults that include:
Diagnosis of reasons for the behaviour
Realistic goal setting
Implementation of management and safety practices
Step-by-step training plan – written/video format
Additional resources in video/written form
Text and email support
Additional 30 minute sessions can be purchased for further support.
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