“Can your dog’s aggression be fixed?” Dog aggression can come in many forms such as aggressiveness towards other dogs, people, food or their toys/treats. The answer is not black and white – it has several variables but we make it very easy for you with our advanced training techniques. It really depends on the severity of the issue, the length of time the dog has been getting away with showing the aggression and the dog’s prior history / owners. If any trainer tells you they can 100% fix aggression where the dog will be perfect again, be wary. This is a process and takes a very skilled dog trainer to overcome all levels of aggression.
Just like some chemically imbalanced humans might always display some form of aggressive or odd behavior, so may dogs. The key is managing the aggression through training, consistency and being prepared. We work with you as the owner specifically as well to keep the consistency in place and to see improvements daily in your dog. If your dog displays any aggressiveness toward other dogs or humans, do not allow them to be off leash in public under any circumstances as this could lead to a very dangerous situation for you, your dog and others. If your dog has a bite history, it is your responsibility as the dogs owner to have them under control at all times and to seek professional help immediately. Keep yourself, your dog and others safe, that is priority number one.
The first step in behavior modification with aggressive dogs involves ensuring the owner(s) understand their role in the process at this is crucial and a key part in our training. No amount of training will assist with forward, measurable progress if there is not consistency starting in the home. The owner plays a crucial role in this process and that is what we spend time teaching to ensure you get the results you deserve and your dog requires.
Dogs can also display aggressiveness if they are not getting enough exercise, as the energy has to get out somehow and can usually be taken out in destructive ways to act out. If a dog is not socialized or is in an uncomfortable living space, aggressive behavior can be displayed as well. If your dog rules your house and does not know its place, chances are the dog is behaving badly. Most of our dog owners give up and let the dog run the home and all members inside it. This is worst case scenario and something that must be addressed immediately with our professional dog training services done in the home.
There are lots of good trainers out there today but not all of them are qualified to work with aggression or reactivity or train the actual dog owner. Be very cautious when choosing a dog trainer when working with dog aggression. It takes years of training from the dog trainer to be properly equipped with the skillsets needed to address aggression and that is where we can help you.
If you have an aggressive dog (people aggression, dog aggression, food aggression, etc) and you want to help make him/her better, contact us to get started right away as every day that goes by makes it more and more difficult to get your dog back in check and see you as their master they are ready to please.