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Fearless K9 Specializes in the Training and Management of Aggressive Dogs.
This has been our focus from the beginning and continues to be on a daily basis. Our mission is to be a resource which owners of aggressive dogs can trust and learn from to be able to successfully live with and safely manage this type of dog. Within this growing area of need, we have created and implemented training plans for owners, trainers, rescue and shelter organizations, and government agencies. This is accomplished by being able to systematically map out training plans that make sense to the owner/handler, AND the dog through the use of scientifically proven models of learning; logical implementation; and real world practicality, performance, and safety.
12 Areas of Potential Aggression
Social/Dominance (Directed towards individuals when authority is in question and/or not accepted such as when trying to get the dog off the couch.)
Resource/Object Guarding (beds, couches, people, toys, and even affection)
Protective (Includes territory such as the house, property, neighborhood, crate, and vehicles. This can also include specific individuals regardless of location.)
Pain Elicited (The cause can be acute such as a tail being closed in a door, or the prick of a needle.)
Prey/Predatory (Begins with intense staring and scanning in anticipation of where “prey” may be present or is triggered by quick moving objects/animals. Predatory behavior takes place without signals of intent, and the engagement has one purpose…to destroy the opponent/object. This behavior is seen disproportionately higher within particular breeds.)
Fear Induced (Reacting when scared, nervous or unsure of stimuli or specific situations. Examples: moving objects such as bikes, runners, cars, children, or when cornered and can’t escape)
Food (Includes meals, high value consumable items such as marrow bones, and/or treats)
Redirected (It is a result from when the dog can’t get to, or is unclear who the target is/should be.)
Maternal (centering around a female dog’s pregnancy or as displaced aggression when a human is pregnant)
A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO TRAINING
Every aspect of the training or teaching process can/should be mapped out as a set of blueprints. By utilizing a systematic approach, any deficiencies, or unwanted behaviors can be quickly pinpointed and then addressed in a very efficient manner. This systematic approach not only successfully addresses issues within obedience training, but also flushes out and then directly addresses many of the underlying, root issues that can go unchecked and eventually lead to unwanted behaviors such as displaced aggression in the form of: extreme resource guarding, social aggression, or predatory behaviors.