Dog Problems We Can Solve with Training
- Pulling on a leash
- Dogs reacting to new people
- Dogs reacting to other dogs
- Jumping when greeting
- Reacting to environment (squirrels, bicycles, skateboards, lawn mowers, etc)
- Excessive barking
- Aggression towards other dogs
- Aggression towards people and children
Pulling on a Leash
For us, a walk is a relaxing and fitness activity. For your dog, it is work if you allow them to lead.
When a dog pack moves together, it is to find new land, defend their territory, or hunt. That’s a lot of pressure! For this reason, it is critical that we are in charge of the walk, and then they can follow, relax, and enjoy.
Reacting To New People
This is probably the biggest reason we are contacted. The dog is either jumping on the owner or guests.
Depending on your dog, this can be a call for affection or an assertive posture. Either way, you want to stop it. Pushing your dog off with your hands is rewarding since it is connected to hands which give affection. Also negative attention is still better than no attention!
Reacting To Other Dogs
It is extremely important that you are in control when your dog meets other dogs. It is even more important that you be calm when greeting other dogs.
Dog play can be like two young brothers play fighting in the house. It is finding out whom is above whom. We want to manage this because much like two brothers, things can escalate very quickly.