What Exactly Does BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION MEAN?
It means that if there’s one thing we have to change – it’s everything. – Kate Smith, CPDT
It means we have to focus on everything with the exception of obedience (that comes later!) Time sensitive management protocols must be kept in place to ensure everyone’s safety is a priority. Then we must eliminate any frustration your dog is exhibiting and then the training begins. Obedience is not what we initially teach, but it can be helpful to promote in your program. We will approach each dog accordingly to the top goals we have prioritized and create a curriculum that best suits you and your dog.
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*Some dogs may need a virtual session before an in-person one. We do not train inside of dog parks due to liability. Weight limit may not exceed over 120 lbs.
💦 Insecure, over-excited, submissive peeing
🧍 Reactivity towards people on leash
🗣 Reactivity towards dogs on leash
🐾 Reactivity towards people walking with dogs on leash
🚙 Reactivity towards cars, bicycles, scooters, etc.
🌡 Selective reactivity towards guests
⚡ Resource guarding of owner (territorial)
🦴 Resource guarding of food, water, toys, bones, etc.
🏴 Crate Duration Training
🌪 Redirecting on leash (biting the leash)
💥 Redirecting on owner (biting the owner)
🐕 Household Interdog aggression
👫 Aggression toward people
🚫 Aggression at the vet or out in Public
🦮 Severe Fear (on & off leash)
🐩 Fence / Window / Door Reactivity
📢 Aggressive Play
↗️ General Anxiety
* About The Program:
Behavior Modification is our program for dogs who may be facing challenges with 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.)
In our sessions, we’ll show you how to lead with confidence and consideration, as well as how to handle pressure in a constructive and successful way. We think like pack leaders. We train you to recognize all warning signs and body postures to be aware of when your dog first exhibits signs of aggression. I also work with dominant and/or fearful young puppies that are already displaying early signs of aggressiveness or possession.
We employ a variety of counter-conditioning strategies to retrain your dog and teach you how to alter their behavior before aggressiveness escalates.
*How Long Does Behavior Modification Take?
We do not rush your dog for results and scientifically it takes a minimum of ten weeks to see a behavior change that is not a false-positive result.
It takes a minimum of 10 weeks to change 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.
* Where Do The Sessions Take Place:
They can take place at your home, in and around your neighborhood, at our training facilities, and in public, we will execute a combined curriculum of lessons (ex. The perimeter of a dog park).
Kate may suggest training virtually and to train your dog to muzzle up (takes an average of three weeks to train) before meeting your dog(s) for everyone’s safety and to avoid conflicts which may result in injury.
In any situation, your dog should be educated to maintain its neutrality and turn to you for guidance. While hosting visitors, it’s crucial that they behave calmly and feel secure both when on a leash outdoors and when off a leash within the house.
* How often do we meet for training?
Sessions are often priced between $120.00 to $195.00 each. The overall number of sessions varies depending on the type of aggression, such as dog to dog or dog to person. We recommend 3 sessions per behavior you want to address.
You book us as you want- please contact us directly to book. There is no amount of sessions we require. Payment is required at the end of every session. We take all forms of payment. Cancelations are $40 if the session is missed, however if you give us 72 hours heads up the fee is waived.
10% Off all prices For FIRST RESPONDERS
Sessions are untimed – but on average are up to two hours long.