06/04/2010

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Dogs with bad habits There is an incredible movement happening in the dog world. A "Kindness Revolution". The old-style way of training is finally being put to rest and the new is struggling to emerge. The pendulum has swung from using only negative reinforcement to using just positive. I have studied both training styles and it is clear that most aspects of the new school are far superior. We can help you learn how to better communicate with your dog and bring a balance of love and discipline to training. We have a wide variety of programs from Obedience to our "Shape up Programs". Let us do the work for you and your dog will be a good companion for life. We will train you in the program to make sure obedience and behavior is reinforced at home. We are the only training facility that offers a 100% time-lined guarantee and satisfaction. If you are not happy we will keep working until you are. We also handle aggression issues from people aggression, to dog on dog aggression, and food aggression. We are "Aggression Modification Trainers". Let us fix your FOUR LEGGED FRIEND, and make sure he has a home forever. We have 24/7 monitoring, controlled through Wi-Fi software that provides video's, pictures and logged updates. The updates can be sent 24/7 directly to your e-mail, cell phone, SMS, MMS. We want you to be part of the whole training program.<br> <br> BAD HABITS There is no bad behavior to a dog. However, what is absolutely normal for dogs may not neatly fit into our lifestyles. Consequently, we brand them as bad or aggressive dogs. There is always a reason and a purpose behind any dog behavior that has been instilled in their makeup for generations. The bottom line is they are a different species than us.<br> <br> When a client comes to me with a "problem," I don't immediately spew out advice. The dog's temperament, breed, age, and health need to be considered. I then ask information surrounding the behavior. The first step to solving any behavioral problem is finding out why the dog is doing that particular behavior. What are the circumstances surrounding the behavior? When does the dog do it? Where does the dog do it? How does the dog do it? It is also usually a good idea to have a medical checkup to rule out the possibility of a physical problem. After all this information is considered, I devise a program to change the behavior.<br> <br> Much of what pet owners react to as "problem behaviors” is thought to be no more than business as usual to the dog. When attempting to change "problem behavior", remember to look at the big picture.<br> <br> Mental stimulation and exercise greatly contribute to successfully solving behavior issues.<br> <br> Separation anxiety is a serious issue for both the dog and the owner. The dog is in distress when separated from his pack. In an attempt to relieve his anxiety the dog may engage in destruction, uncontrollable house soiling, over-vocalization, and other potentially dangerous behaviors.<br> <br> Chewing is another behavior that, when left un channeled, causes damage and owner anger. Dogs need to chew. It is the owner's responsibility to provide proper outlets for the behavior with appropriate chew toys and training. Like many other problems, inappropriate chewing is best solved by prevention through crating when the owner is gone and active supervision when the owner is at home.<br> <br> There are many reasons dogs bark. Once you establish why the dog is barking, you can choose an appropriate solution, i.e., collar, voice correction, and set-up.<br> <br> Dogs primarily jump up to get closer to human faces when greeting people. One simple solution is to lower yourself to the dog's level for a welcome.<br> <br> Digging is a natural behavior. Whether your dog is digging to relieve boredom, exterminate vermin, or cool himself off in moist soil, you want it to stop!<br> <br> If running away is your dog's problem, or pleasure, work on strengthening recalls, your relationship and your fence. If your dog is still intact, neutering alone may be the solution.<br> <br> Shadow chasing, flank sucking, tail chasing, fly snapping and other self-mutilations to the degree that the dog is causing himself bodily harm all fall into the obsessive-compulsive disorder category. This serious disorder often demands the skills of a behavior professional as well as pharmacological intervention.

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