Behavior Modification entails modifying a dog's behavior to increase or decrease wanted and unwanted behaviors. For Behavior Modification to be effective, dogs must have a basic foundation in Dog Obedience Training.
WHAT IS BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION?
Behavior is how an animal or human reacts to a particular situation (or stimulus). Behavior Modification, then, is the systematic approach to changing behavior. In other words, unlike dog obedience training, which trains a dog to perform specific actions when requested, ideally, behavior modification looks to change a dog’s reaction to the 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 focus on teamwork, creating a harmonious relationship between dogs and owners."
It's also important to note that fixing an undesired behavior takes total commitment and follow-through from the owners daily for an extended period. Closely working with your Veterinarian may be necessary to obtain the desired results.
Many dog trainers use shock collars (E-Collar, Remote Collar) to train your dog. I DO NOT! I use force-free positive reinforcement methods only.
BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION CAN HELP WITH:
Behavior Modification is a very intense and detailed process that requires a unique skill set and years of education and experience to get results to modify serious dog behavior issues.
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