BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION PROGRAMS
This is how we modify your Dog's behaviors...
Training Spot uses rewards to regain attention and control of your dog's behavior from the trigger causing the reaction during our behavior modification training. We also combine rewards with specialized verbal and non-verbal communication techniques to calm the dog and reinforce desired behaviors. In some cases such as anxiety, we also communicate to the dog that he or she is safe and cared for and that the trigger will not hurt the dog as long as you are there.
Sometimes you need MORE….
Sometimes sit and stay isn’t enough. For these times, it’s best to contact a behavioral consultant to discuss the best options for you. Sometimes training isn’t enough and it’s the emotions beneath the dog’s behavior that have not been addressed. When this is the case, it’s best to discuss these issues with a knowledgeable behavioral consultant.
Here are some common behavior issues:
- Hyperkinesis (Doggie ADD)
- Shy and Fearful Behaviors
- Growling and Showing Teeth
- Mild to Severe Biting
- Anxious Behaviors
- Neurotic Behaviors
- Reactivity to both Dogs and Humans
- Cognitive Disabilities
- Leash Aggression
- Unexpected Aggression
Behavior Modification Programs
- REACTIVE ROVER is our program for reactive dogs, dogs that overreact to certain stimuli. They might bark and lunge at people (including kids), other dogs, or freak out at loud noise or other environmental factors.
- FRAIDY FIDO is designed to address behaviors rooted in extreme fear and intense or long-term anxiety. Signs of anxiety include: aggression, marking in the house, heavy panting, destructive behavior, depression, excessive barking, restlessness, and repetitive and/or compulsive behaviors such as neurotic licking. If you are seeing these behaviors in your dog, you may want to schedule a consultation.
- RED ROVER is for dogs who exhibit aggressive behavior. Aggressive behavior is not isolated to so-called "dangerous breeds" It can manifest in any dog. Dogs who growl, snap, or bite on a regular basis. Check with your veterinarian first to rule out medical causes if your dog shows aggressive tendencies. Once a medical cause is ruled out, contact us to schedule a consultation.