Behavior Modification Training

There are several reasons dogs can have behavioral issues and may require behavior modification. Some of the more common ones that we experience are:

  1. Genetic disposition, temperament, and breed quality, and are prone to instinctual or natural behavior. They can be reactive to certain triggers and are not ALWAYS based upon an experience.
  2. We humanize our pets and and rationalize why our dog behaves a certain way. Together, we will take the first step in correcting issues, by teaching you how to better understand and communicate with your “dog”.
  3. Emotional Trauma is not about obedience, but rather addressing the emotions with foundation training which helps dogs understand, communicate, and build confidence. 

Training dogs with emotional imbalances is a process that takes time and requires patience and understanding that your dog may not ever be “normal”, but we can give them the best chance possible. Remaining patient throughout the process is the key as behavior modification in some cases may take a lot of time and effort.

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We Work With Families To Resolve Behavior Issues

Dogs 4 Life Focuses on a whole dog approach based upon health, physical traits, temperament, breed qualities, and mental ability of each individual dog. We includes dietary changes and herbal remedies  that will support our program that will aid in your dogs training.

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Behavior Training Services

Shy | Fear | Timid

To train these types of dogs, it is important to tune in to their body language. Seeing the early warning signs of fear and anxiety is crucial to take appropriate measures to prevent the dog from becoming overwhelmed.

Emotional Trauma

Emotional trauma tends to have a lifelong impact on many dogs. If your dog has a history of emotional trauma, it is important to train it by associating triggers with patience, not trauma.

Healthy Bond

A strong and healthy bond allows your dog to feel safe and comfortable around you. The presence of a healthy bond means that your dog is more likely to respond.

Puppy Behavior Modification and How
in home Training Can Help

Puppies are undeniably cute, but they also come with a host of behavior modification issues that can be tough to deal with. If you’re struggling to potty train your puppy, stop them from chewing on everything in sight, or just want to nip some bad habits in the bud before they get out of hand, private training is a great option to consider.

Here’s a look at some common puppy behavior issues and how private training can help solve them.

One of the most common behavior issues puppies have is biting or chewing. Everything goes into their mouths – your hands, clothing, shoes, furniture, you name it. While this is normal puppy behavior, it can obviously become a problem if left unchecked. Puppy Boot Camp Training is an option that can teach your puppy acceptable chewing behaviors and help redirect their chewing instinct onto appropriate chew toys rather than your belongings.

Another common behavior modification is potty training. Potty training a puppy takes patience, consistency, and time – something that not everyone has. A private trainer can work with you and your puppy one-on-one to come up with a potty training plan that works for both of you and helps your puppy learn where and when it’s appropriate to relieve themselves quickly and effectively.

Puppy jumper is yet another behavior modification that many new owners deal with. When puppies get excited, they often jump up on people as a way of greeting them. While this might be cute when your puppy is small, it’s not so cute when they’re full grown and still trying to jump on everyone they meet! A private trainer can help you teach your puppy more appropriate ways to greet people (like sitting politely) and give you the tools you need to correct jumping behavior when it does occur.

Conclusion behavior modification:

Puppies are a lot of fun but also come with their fair share of challenges. If you’re struggling  with common puppy behavior modification issues like biting/chewing, potty training, or jumping, in home private training or puppy boot camp training are great solution. A professional trainer can work with you one-on-one to help solve these problems quickly and effectively so that you can enjoy your new furry friend without the stress.

Family Training Options

In Home Training

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Each program is customized and tailored based upon the family training need, offers flexible scheduling, affordable rates, with a professional trainer.

In home programs include but are not limited to Puppy, Foundation, Emotional Support, and Therapy , Manners | Distraction | Leash walking, and some Behavior Modification Training maybe suitable based upon individual circumstances. We also offer Canine Good Citizen and Task  Work Training  for   service dogs.

We do not train medical alert dogs or PTSD.

Dog training can be simple yet complex when working with dogs, behavior, and people. We require a free phone consultation with each potential client to ensure that we have the information needed to properly assess your training needs. By assigning and to reviewing your goals allows us to recommend a program that best fits your family’s needs.

Our program fees are discounted from our regular hourly rate and have expiration dates with a no refund policy. If you feel that you do not want to commit to a program or that you will not be able to complete a program within the allotted time, you can opt for session per sessions at our regular hourly rates. 

We allow (1) same day cancellation  without charge. Otherwise anything less than 24 hours is chargeable .

3 Hour Programs expire after 5 weeks.

5 hour programs expire after 8 weeks.

7 hour programs expire after 12 weeks.

Puppy Programs

Potty Camp Program (10 days ) is for puppies  8-16  weeks. This program is designed to help with create training, potty training, creating schedule and routine, socialization and basic commands

Good Start Puppy Program (12 days) is for puppies 4 months – 8 months. This program is designed for individuals that  would like to get their puppy off to a great start. This program is designed to help with create training, potty training, leash walking, meet and greets and basic command. 

Adult Training Program For dogs over 8 months.  This program is designed to cover the basic commands, develop manners, and community training. Our focus is to provide a well rounded family dog that can be included in every family activity.  

The ideal time to begin training is around 7 to 8 weeks for most puppies, and the most effective training involves positive reinforcement and gentle commands. This is also the age to begin socializing your puppy to new people and new species, allowing them to explore and have new experiences.

Training an older dog is totally possible, and in some cases might even be easier than training a puppy. Dogs are lifelong learners, and generally speaking they love to please their owners and receive attention. You can leverage these characteristics to train any dog, no matter their age or training background.