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Behavior Modification

Behavior Modification

Behavior Modification is our program for dogs who may be facing challenges with . . .

separation anxiety (no matter how extreme) and experiencing reactivity on leash (barking, whining, lunging, jumping, etc.) showing signs or exhibiting clear aggression, resource guarding (territorial and/or aggressive over people, toys, food, water, bowls, bones, beds, rooms, backyards, etc.) or displaying any of the behaviors below:

๐Ÿ• Separation Anxiety
๐Ÿ’ฆ Insecure, over-excited, submissive peeing
๐Ÿง Reactivity towards people on leash
๐Ÿ—ฃย  Reactivity towards dogs on leash
๐Ÿพ Reactivity towards people walking with dogs on leash
๐Ÿš™ Reactivity towards cars, bicycles, scooters, etc.
๐ŸŒก Selective reactivity towards males or females
โšก Resource guarding of owner
๐Ÿฆด Resource guarding of food, water, toys, bones, etc.
๐Ÿด Territorial
๐ŸŒชย  Redirects on leash (biting the leash)
๐Ÿ’ฅ Redirects on owner (biting the owner)
๐Ÿ• Aggression towards dogs
๐Ÿ‘ซ Aggression toward people
๐Ÿšซ Aggression at the vet or out in Public
๐Ÿฆฎ Severe Fear
๐Ÿฉ Fence / Window reactivity
๐Ÿ“ข Aggressive Play
โ†—๏ธ General Anxiety
๐Ÿ›‘ Escape Artist



For Behavior Modification, we typically start with three to six sessions that are an hour and a half long. However, if the session goes over an hour you won’t be expected to pay an additional amount. We will do a combined curriculum of sessions at your house, in and around your neighborhood, at our training facilities and in Public (ex. The perimeter of a dog park). Your dog will be expected to be trained to remain neutral in any environment and looking to you for direction. It’s very important that they remain non-reactive and feel safe and secure on leash outside and off leash inside the home when receiving guests.ย 


Sessions vary by price and are always between $125-$200 per session.ย The total number of sessions depends on what type of aggression it is, whether it’s dog to dog aggression or dog to human aggression.


Every pup is different! The Behavior Modification curriculum includes sessions on canine aggression management, socialization with dogs, children and adults, and our dog obedience training curriculum as well as reversal of hierarchy to reestablish you as their confidant and leader. Aggressive behavior can stem from many different variables and we will work with you to manage the canine aggression to make your life more enjoyable with your dog.

In our sessions, we will teach you how to be the confident and considerate leader and how to work through stressful situations in a positive and effective manner. We think like pack leaders and will teach you how to see all warning signals and body postures to be aware of when your dog first elicits signs of aggression. We also work with dominant and/or fearful puppies who are already starting to show signs of aggression or possession at an early age.

We use a lot of counter-conditioning techniques to retrain your dog and show you how to change their mindset before aggression escalates.ย 


It takes a minimum of 10 weeks to change a behavior and your sessions may be spaced out so it gives you all enough time to work with them on what we went over. That way at the next session you are ready to advance and progress fluently.

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