Dog Behavior Modification entails modifying a dog's behavior for the purposes of decreasing unwanted behaviors. We have a very high success rate of helping dogs behave better, enabling you to relax and fully enjoy the companionship of your dog.
WHAT IS BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION?
Behavior can be defined is the way an animal or human reacts to a particular situation (or stimulus). Dog Behavior Modification, then is the systematic approach to changing behavior. In other words, unlike dog obedience training that trains a dog to perform specific actions when requested, ideally behavior modification looks to change a dog’s reaction to situation, a person, a thing, an animal, etc..
Dogs ultimately thrive in an environment where they are provided with clear structure and communication. Desirable behaviors are rewarded, whereas, undesirable behaviors are discouraged by implementing clear rules and avoiding any forms of psychological and physical intimidation. Modern scientifically-based dog training and modern dog behavior modification focuses on teamwork, and ultimately, the creation of a harmonious relationship between dogs and owners.
Dog Behavior Modification is treated on case-by-case basis. The first consultation should be with all members of the household present. Diagnosis, treatment plan, prognosis and all follow up charges will be discussed at the time of the original consultation.
It's also important to note that to change an undesired behavior, it takes a total commitment and follow through from the owners on a daily basis for an extended period of time. Closely working with your Veterinarian may be necessary to obtain the desired results.
Behavior Modification is a very intense and detailed process that requires a special skill set and years of education and experience to get results to fix serious dog behavior issues.
BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION CAN HELP WITH:
In order for Behavior Modification to be effective, dogs will need to have a basic foundation of Dog Obedience Training.
The techniques we use for Dog Behavior Modification are through positive reinforcement and may include counterconditioning, desensitization, and differential reinforcement. We do not use any aversive tools such as shock collars.
The first step to getting your dogs behavior changed it to set up a FREE Phone Consultation. Please fill out this form and we will contact you by phone to learn more about your dog.
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The training is not complete when your sessions end, it is just the beginning. Dog training is a life long process, implemented daily. Regular and consistent practice adds to a well behaved and obedient dog.