As business continues to grow and change, I'm looking forward to sharing with you my unique perspective and advice on how to work through some of the most common puppy training challenges to more serious matters of safely living and learning with dogs who display severe aggression, reactivity, and anxiety.
I am currently the fulltime Training Programs Manager at Dogs Abound in San Marcos, CA where we have an incredible team of highly skilled and certified professionals that offer a variety of training and behavior centric programs to our local North County San Diego community. We proudly practice Fear-Free positive reinforcement training and adhere to a "least intrusive and minimally aversive" mentality while working with every dog that visits our facility.
START BUILDING A BETTER RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR DOG TODAY:
A DAY WITHOUT THE WORDS "NO! STOP! DON'T!"
Here’s how to do it:
Closely watch your dog's unique behavior for 2-3 days
What does their body language look like? (Tail, Hair, Ears, Mouth, Eyes, Stance)
What's going on in the environment? (sights, sounds, smells, etc)
What time of day is it?
Why do you think your dog is behaving this way?
Do they need or want something?
Has this behavior gotten them something they wanted in the past?
How do you think they are feeling?
Are they body wiggling happy?
Are they scared and avoiding something?
Encourage them to come to you or calmly move towards them
Give them something you know for sure that they REALLY love
Repeat steps 1 & 2
PREVENT & EDUCATE
Arrange your environment and routine in a way that best prevents your dog from further practicing any unwanted or potentially dangerous behaviors
Crate/contain while unsupervised or not in training
Increase distance from potential triggers
Search for a local positive reinforcement trainer to help set you and your dog up for success to achieve your goals