Bark, growl, lunge, or snap at another person or dog again.
Bite someone. Bite a kid. Bite another dog.
Embarrass me in front of my neighbours and/or friends.
Cause a complaint or even a lawsuit.
Dog aggression is scary, stressful, and embarrassing. Our positive dog training program uses applied animal behaviour science to stop dog aggression and get dogs behaving well all the time. We found the same methods are easy, super fast, and very safe for dog owners to do at home. Dogs love it, people love it.
We have helped many aggressive dogs who have been to multiple dog trainers or dog whisperers with no success.
What Is Aggression, and Why Does It Happen?
"Aggression is overt, often harmful, social interaction with the intention of inflicting damage or other unpleasantness upon another individual. It may occur either in retaliation or without provocation" -Wikipedia
In dogs, aggression nearly always has it's roots in fear, even though all that barking, growling, lunging and biting looks pretty angry. In most cases these aggressive displays are designed to frighten scary things away. Dogs learn that growling, barking and lunging make people or other dogs move away.
Sometimes aggression towards other dogs or people is caused by bad past experience. More often, it's caused by a lack of adequate early socialization. The critical social imprinting stage begins at just 2 weeks of age and ends at around 16 weeks of age. If puppies of this age are not given plenty of positive social interactions with all kinds of people, places, sounds, and things and every description of dog, there is a good chance they will develop fear-based aggression as adult dogs.
Backyard dogs that spend the majority of their lives isolated from humans frequently develop aggressive behaviour. As social learners, dogs learn from those around them. If there is no one around to learn from the majority of the time, then not only do dogs risk developing fear-based aggression, they have no way of learning appropriate social interaction and may behave aggressively in an attempt to elicit interaction. Dogs need to learn appropriate human interaction skills from being around humans.
In either of these situations, we can help get your dog on the right track. It doesn't matter what breed or size she is. We have helped more than 1000 dogs over the last 23 years. Our background in applied Animal Behaviour Science gives us knowledge of gentle, humane and highly effective dog training methods that change your dog's world view for good. If she’s no longer afraid of people and dogs, she’ll no longer have reason to bark at or bite them.
"It's not magic. It's science."
Imagine Your Dog:
Looking to you for direction when she sees a dog or person
Calmly passing other dogs and people on the street
Simply ignoring new people—or even saying hello
Making new dog friends
Allowing company through the door without a ruckus
Enjoying being touched and petted, even by a stranger
No longer minding activity around her food bowl
Able to share her toys and prized possessions
You don't need to put up with having a reactive dog any longer. Your dog shouldn't have to live in fear either. We are here to help you both.