Does your dog show signs of aggression towards children, other dogs or during various events?
Here at iTrainK9 we believe that every dog is unique in their own way, but we also know that too many dogs end up at shelters, re-homed, or euthanized because of aggression issues. So we developed a “results driven” behaviour modification program tailored to modify aggressive, fearful and nervous behaviors in dogs. There may be a situation that can frighten your dog or make him/her respond aggressively. Although the dog can try to avoid or escape the situation, the defensive or aggressive behavior can pose a danger. Your dog may show unwanted behaviour in a general environment or specific to some people or event. At iTrainK9, we have seen that most people misunderstand aggression in dogs. We are here to differentiate whether your dog’s aggression is based on dominance or other stimulus, like fear or possession.
How we can help your dog by applying our behaviour modification program?
Identifying the Aggression: Some common activities may be considered as a threat by certain dogs. This depends on the behaviour the dog has learned over time. Their responses can be subtle and are usually missed by their owners. In events of distress or discomfort, your dog could communicate their stress in ways such as freezing, avoiding eye contact, tense body posture, licking lips and many more. There are also mixtures of signals that mean different things. This communication is crucial information for the owner to receive because, when ignored, the dog will take matters into his/her own hands.
Motivation for Aggression: Many dogs exhibit some type of unfriendliness towards strangers or unfamiliar dogs and situations. It is important to understand the dog’s body laguage before he/she enters into a state of aggression.
Psychology Our behaviour modification program aims to change the way a dog reacts to situations and deals with stress. Our dog training focuses on state of mind which helps to rewire an unwanted behavior by offering a balanced and systematic approach. We teach your dog to make proper choices because every time he/she behaves aggressively, he/she is rehearsing the unwanted behaviour and the behaviour will amplify.