One of the first things we must understand, is that each dog is an individual. It has it's own personality, characteristics and a basic temperament. These things determine how a dog will react in any given situation. Nature provides us with the dog's basic temperament. How we, as individual's nurture that temperament, will have a great bearing on the dog's future. Things that happen to a dog during it's lifetime, can alter it's reactions tremendously.
The breed of a dog has no bearing on the dog's temperament, personality or individual characteristic. Never blame behavioral problems or credit trainability to a dog's breed.
Aggression is a species--specific threat or attack response to a stimulus. "Survival of the Fittest" Aggression is adaptive. That is, aggression is all about control. For a dog, aggression is a natural behavior which helps them get things they want, or things that they wish to avoid. They are fully prepared to use this aggression, if need be. Repeating certain behaviors involving aggression, only creates a habitual behavior. The dog quickly learns that aggression works for him or her.
**It is important to learn where your dog's own threshold level is to various stimulus"**
If you are experiencing behavioral problems with your dog, do not put it off any longer! You may contact us with your specific problem, and we will access the individual for you. We will try to set out a guideline of foundation work specifically directed to your dog's problems. Rectifying your problems, will help you and your dog continue on building a working relationship with each other. We also offer private sessions in your home.
WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR QUESTIONS TO THE TRAINER, PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
HOW LONG HAVE YOU OWNED THE DOG
WHO LIVES WITH THE DOG
SOCIALIZATION OF THE DOG--WITH DOGS -WITH PEOPLE- NEW PLACES
ANY OTHER PETS IN THE HOUSEHOLD
HAS THE DOG DISPLAYED AGGRESSION TOWARDS -PEOPLE, DOGS, OBECTS
WHERE IS THE DOG KEPT
IS THE DOG TIED UP/FENCED
GAMES THAT ARE PLAYED WITH THE DOG IE: ROUGH HOUSING, TUG OF WAR, FETCH
HAS THE DOG DISPLAYED AGGRESSION TOWARDS THE OWNER
HOW DOES THE OWNER DEAL WITH ANY PROBLEMS