Aggression can present in several ways, including: growling, a stiffening of posture, lunging, barking, and snapping or biting – it can also be directed at people or at other dogs. Such signs of aggression reflect a breakdown in the communication relationship between dog and owner.
Alpha Paws analyzes this relationship to determine where the breakdown is occurring and then designs a comprehensive training program customized to repair the breakdown and rebuild the structure of the relationship in order to prevent and/or discontinue the aggressive behaviour.
Alpha Paws’ aggression control training programs are designed to specifically address issues that you are facing with your dog. These programs are: Board And Train and Private Lessons.
Board And Train – For those who prefer to have obedience training provided by a professional.
Whether you are the first owner of your dog, or you have rescued a dog that might have been neglected or abused to the point of aggression, the Board And Train aggression control program begins by re-establishing the dog’s trust in people and/or other dogs, then provides the owner with the techniques and confidence to maintain and reinforce the training methods and to build or rebuild a healthy relationship with their pet.
The success of this program relies on the ability of the dog owner to appropriately reinforce the training through practice and adherence to the instructions of the trainer. Daily practice sessions are strongly encouraged and the obedience commands are to be used in everyday settings.
Alpha Paws will conduct these private lessons in your own home or at our training facility. During the lessons, your dog trainer will be instructing you and your dog at the same time. Practice will be important to supplement and complement the dog’s training so you will be required to practice with your dog on a daily basis.
Contact us for more information on our Aggression Control training programs.