I understand that behavior issues in your dog can mean added stress on you and the whole family. Behavior problems can be due to overexcitement, fear, anxiety, aggression, or some combination. Behavior modification requires consistency and practice, and we will work together to determine the best training plan for your pooch. Below are some typical behavior issues that I regularly help clients address.
This is by far the most common behavioral issue I work on. Whether your dog is reactive to other dogs, people, cars, or rabbits, and whether he pulls, lunges, whines, barks, or growls, we can work to address it.
REACTIVITY TO NEW PEOPLE
Is your dog jumping up on visitors who enter your home or strangers on walks? Perhaps he's even barking or nipping at them out of excitement or fear. We can help your pooch be calm and confident!
If your dog whines, barks, howls, or gets destructive when you're not around, separation anxiety is a real possibility. You need a trainer who knows how to determine whether it's separation anxiety and how to address it.
A dog bolting out the
door can be inconvenient at best and frightening
at worst. There are simple ways to teach your dog that the front door is a boundary he is not to cross unless you give him the go-ahead.
Does your dog bark, lunge, or bite at your fence if the neighbor dog is outside? Does he ignore your efforts to get him to stop or come inside? This is a common issue, and we can help your dog stay calm when he's in your yard.
REACTIVITY TO OUTSIDE STIMULI
If your dog seems to react to every noise they hear, or every person or dog who walks near your home, you are not alone! This can be a fear/anxiety response or simply territorial behavior. We can address it!
If your dog continues to get into things, chew or eat items like socks, dig in your yard, or shows other signs of destruction, this is no longer "puppy troublemaking" and likely has become a behavioral issue. Let's fix it!
LACK OF BOUNDARIES
Dogs need clear, consistent boundaries. If your dog doesn't respond to your direction, barks or nips at you, etc., we can work to set boundaries and help him be the best version of his doggy-self.