AGGRESSION REHABILITATION IN-HOUSE
- Assessment required
- Lives with trainer
- Behavioral rehabilitation
- Leash manners
- Advanced off leash obedience and reliability
- Once a week session with owner working on skills building
- All equipment included
This package is for the owner who may feel nervous, fearful or just overwhelmed by their dog’s aggression issues. The cause of these feelings can stem from a wide range of issues, such as, you think the dog may bite someone, the dog already has bitten someone, resource guarding, food aggression, aggression towards other dogs or animals, or many other triggers. No matter the specific reason, usually a lot of fear and stress is put on family members. Without gaining back your confidence it is very hard to change the perception of the dog. By removing the dog from the situation for a period of time, it can give you a break and a chance to regain your confidence and also creates a new set a rules for the dog that then can be applied when it is reintroduced into the home.
This package is also a good option for someone who may be dealing with the court system or is trying to stay out of it. As a Foundation Trainer I spent most of my apprenticeship and schooling working with and learning how to deal with aggressive dogs. For many of them, it was their last chance before being euthanized because they either had bitten too many people, were “un-adoptable” in a shelter, or deemed un-trainable by other professionals.
When it comes to aggression and behavioral rehabilitation I will never think I know it all or stop learning. So when it comes to these issues, or anything to do with your dog, I am always honest and realistic with you on what can be accomplished. The community of Foundation Trainers I am involved with are invaluable to me and to the success of your dog. There is no ego driving my success. Only the confidence in my abilities, and when needed, knowing when to call on the abilities of others to help with my success. This is why Foundation Trainers have such a great reputation for dealing with aggression cases. We are always helping and assisting each other instead of working against each other.
This program is a minimum of 8 weeks. If for some reason it takes longer there is no additional charge to you. Your dog is never returned to you unfinished. Your dog is put through the advanced obedience program while working on their aggression issues. The reason I emphasize and spend a great deal of time on obedience in aggression cases is because it is the key to rehabilitating and managing most aggression issues. What it does is create structure and control in the relationship. Without this control and somewhere for your dog to direct its energy, we can never productively put your dog back into the problem scenario and ultimately change its perception.
A unique feature of this, or any of my packages, is that there is still owner involvement throughout the whole process. You get weekly training sessions with your dog so you can learn how to apply and implement what they are being taught. This makes the learning for both you and your dog less overwhelming because you don’t have to learn everything all at once when your dog comes home. Your dog gets the opportunity to work with you throughout the whole process. With this kind of owner involvement, the relationship with the dog is that much stronger and in the end, making the obedience stronger. Training a dog shouldn’t be like dropping your car off at the mechanic for some work and then being handed back the keys with a handshake and maybe a quick explanation. Yes, you do allow me to keep your dog for an extended period of time, and I do roll up my sleeves and put a lot of time and effort into your dog, but that is only part of the formula for success. Remember, I am training your dog, not mine. So unless I teach you why I do certain things, and how to properly apply them, success will only be temporary and in the end cause you to look at the whole experience as a failure.