Problem behaviour

Walking with a dog reactive dog


Seamus is a big dog with reactivity issues.

Read that again.

Huge Dog. Dog Reactive.

Makes going for a walk a big challenge.
His owners called and asked for help with reactivity issues and we arranged for training.

Teaching a dog reactive dog to focus

We worked on teaching Seamus a proper heel and to stay focused on his owners while out for a walk.
Here he is in lesson 3 and doing great.  We wanted to push the boundaries so rather than go for a walk around their neighbourhood we went to a busy park with a dog run located in the middle of it in order to challenge Seamus some more and to be able to teach his onwers the finer points about how to handle Seamus in more challenging situations.

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Slash 3

The cute and playful puppy got out of hand

The cute little puppy grows up to be a large and powerful dog. All of a sudden his antics aren't so funny any more.  What was once cute and funny now has become annoying and tiresome and despite how much as you love your dog he is becoming harder to live with.
Sound familiar?

Did some training already but didn't quite work

Like many people who call me to help with their dog - Slash's owners had already done a training course with their dog and unfortunately for them it dint provide the help they were looking for.

One of his owners' concerns was that he would just play dead during training.  This is what he did with his last trainer.

This is a form of avoidance and a very clever one at that.  It is up to the trainer to make sure this doesn't happen and to work with he dog's natural and playful instincts to bring out the best from him in training.
Slash is bred by Adriana Krupp of
Danjek Kennels and she recommended his owner give me call for some help.

My dog jumps, bites runs away and does not listen

Slash's energy level and drives were making daily life with him a challenge, Take a look at his video and you can see he is an intense dog.  Without proper training and direction he is trouble walking.  Post training he is a delight and a lot of fun.

I want a well trained dog but I don't want a robot.

Neither do I.
A lot of people worry about this and I don't blame them.  it is a common concern for good reason - a lot of trainers and training methods remove the dog's character for the sake of obedience.  I think it is plain to anyone who watch es Slash in this video that he is still a very spirited dog - yet able to be very obedient when asked to do so.

I want my dog to listen around distractions, come when called, heel properly and stop pulling on leash, and listen to me when he is excited

Have a look:-)

Help! My Dog is Aggressive and bites me!

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What to do when your dog is behaving aggressively and biting you

No one expects things to go this way when they set out to add a dog to their family. We bring home a dog with the best of intentions and love in our hearts. We romanticize about how things are going to go - and then BAM your own dog sinks his teeth into you - and shatters your image of what dog ownership was supposed to be. It feels like a betrayal and owners are both scared of their dog and emotionally shattered when they realize their dog who they love dearly is a danger to them.

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Ozzie’s owners were referred to me by a past client who also had aggession issues with their dog who we succesfully trained several years back.

Dont throw away the dog

At our first encounter Ozzie bit me a number of times - only on leash and during a walk. In the house - he was very sweet and affectionate just as he is with his people - and true to form they only saw the aggression out on a walk as well. We had originally set out to do an in home intensive course but we all felt that an in kennel program would be better suited and set out to have him come into the kennel the very next day.What you see in this video is Ozzie just shy of 2 weeks into his training. he has transformed from a dog who would bite multiple times and even attepmt to bite me with a muzzle on - to a dog that is no longer wearing a muzzle and very attentive,obedient and happy.

Successful rehabilitation of problem behaviour on dogs

There is no magic pill. No cure. Anyone who tells you different is lacking knowledge and experience or trying to sell you something.Aggression issue never go away - they are managed. It is important to never lose sight of this fact.

Dog Training is about building relationships

Ozzie came into the training program feeling tentative and I took the opportunity to build a relationship with him - not just “train” him. In other words - I showed him that there is a different way to relate to people and that this can be a positive experience and you can see in his attitude that he really feels good about what we have done together. His body language is loose and flowing. He has a bounce in his step when we work together and is very playful. He’ll climb up on me for petting and hugs and jump all over me any time he is invited to do so.

We Do Not Need To Dominate Dogs to Train Them

I believe in teamwork. of course I am the boss - there is no mistaking that - especially with a dog that is ready to bite me. BUT - I always have the end goal of working as a team and take every opportunity to show the dog I am supporting his efforts, encouragin his good choices and making training fun.