Thor - formerly aggressive towards children
Reunite, learn and continue education
We return your dog with a better understanding of canine/human interspecies communication. Your dog has lived in an environment with proper rules and boundaries where aggression did not work as the solution to a problem. The dog had to seek other more acceptable forms of problem solving in order to be successful in canine/human interspecies communication. We strongly recommend follow-up classes for the dog, owner and family after the behavior rehabilitation has been completed. These "after classes" are essential for human families to deepen their understanding of canine behavior and training. The more you practice with a qualified professional, the less you'll see aggressive behavior issues and the happier your family will be!
It all starts with an evaluation. Canine Solutions Training Services head trainer, Chris Fraize, will meet with you and your dog to assess your dog's behavior and recommend the best course of action. Contact us or call 207.703.2228 to schedule your evaluation at CSTS today!
Plan to spend 45 minutes to an hour at your evaluation. The cost for an evaluation is $50.
Educate the owners and family
While your dog is living at our training facility, you and your family will be attending classes designed to give you an idea of what you need to do to address your dog’s particular issues. We will explain what you may have done to cause the issues, as well as what you need to do to address the behaviors in the future. Through these classes, you will also gain a better understanding of canine/human interspecies communication. This step is human rehabilitation as well as canine rehabilitation!
Remove the dog from the environment that initiated the aggressive behavior
This first step is the most difficult for the problem dog owners. However, it is essential to facilitate effective behavior rehabilitation. Why is this first step so essential? The problem dog must exist in an environment where it attempts the undesired behaviors and is treated in that moment with the correct training and behavior modification techniques and methods. These methods and techniques cannot and should not be attempted by the owners without understanding how to apply them appropriately with the guidance of a qualified professional. To that end the dog must be rehabilitated in an environment away from the owners and the home where the problem behaviors were originally learned and reinforced.
Barrier frustration, fear, dominance and resource guarding are just a few of the ways aggression can manifest itself in the family canine. The main thing is to remember that they have learned this behavior at some point in their life and it worked to solve their problems at the time. Owners usually and unwittingly reinforce these behaviors through desperation, anthropomorphic feelings and ill-advised training techniques. Luckily, help is just an evaluation away!
Behavior Rehabilitation for Aggressive Dogs
Do you avoid taking your dog out in public due to lunging, growling or excessive barking? Are you afraid that your pet is going to hurt another dog or person? If you own an aggressive dog, you know how embarrassing, frustrating and downright scary it can be. However, there is help if you are willing to pursue it. We have many years of experience in effectively and successfully treating canine aggression. We are proud to have rehabilitated thousands of aggressive dogs, even in cases where other trainers have deemed them "untrainable" or a "lost cause".
Mila - formerly fear aggressive
Ivan - formerly aggressive towards people
Zeus - formerly aggressive towards people
Bad Larry - Formerly fear aggressive
Elliot - former resource, dog and human aggression
Hooch - formerly aggressive with dogs and people
Just a sample of the dogs we have successfully rehabilitated!