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Aggressive Dog Training – Dog Aggression Rehab – Dominance Issues – Spoiled Dog Rehabilitation
Dog Aggression Specialists
Before you call to inquire about Aggressive Dog Rehab … Understand, that you are wasting your time and money, if you are not willing to change the way you interact, communicate or correct your dog. Most dogs are aggressive because of how their owner has raised them … Not all … but many.
If you are doing the following and aren’t willing to change … Please Do Not Call!
- Treating your dog like a little princess that can do no wrong
- Have to cook your dog a meal at each feeding
- If you have to carry your dog outside to use the bathroom
- If your dog bites someone and you ask how the dog is doing, before you ask the person how they are doing after the bite.
- Can’t stand to let your dog go off for rehab, without calling everyday to see how they are doing.
- If your dog sits in the front seat, while other people sit in the back seat.
- Call the dog your “baby” … and mean it. Many people do … but some actually mean it.
- If your dog has their own bedroom.
- If your dog has their own furniture.
- If your dog has a place at the dinner table.
- If you put boots on your dog to go out in the snow to use the bathroom.
- If your dog has a sweater vest for every day of the week.
- If you paint your dog’s toenails other than just for fun.
Basically … If you are not willing to treat your dog, like a dog and not a human … then DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME CALLING … We will not accept your dog into our rehabilitation program, because no matter how much progress we can make with your dog … if your not willing to change and take the advice of your trainer, then your are wasting your time and money.
With that being said …
Dayton Dog Trainer is one of very few dog trainers in the Dayton area that provides real aggressive dog rehab for all breeds of dogs. Our aggressive dog rehab isn’t the type of dog aggression rehab where we feed your dog treats to make him a “nicer” dog … This is true aggressive dog rehab.
With our aggressive dog rehab system, your dog will have to stay with us, in our home, for a period of time. The length of stay, will be dependent on how the dog evaluates and how bad the situation really is. We will provide you with a general idea of just how long your dog will need to stay with us, during the initial evaluation.
Aggression, Dominance or Spoiled Dog Syndrome?
Dog aggression is pretty clear cut. When you have an aggressive dog, this means your dog purely just wants to make you or someone else, a Scooby snack. There doesn’t always have to be a reason for the dog to bite or attack someone or even another dog. There are different types of aggression as well.
Dog Aggression can occur as a young pup or a full grown adult dog. Aggression is something that is learned. Dogs aren’t born aggressive. People sometimes make dogs aggressive … So it will be the people, along with pack introduction to bring this dogs mind, back to stability. I believe that 99% of all dogs can be saved from aggression. But there is that 1% chance that the dog is not reachable. Let us handle it … remember … we specialize in aggressive dogs.
Different Types of Dog Aggression
- People Aggression
- Dog Aggression
- Food Aggression
- Toy Aggression
- Fear Aggression
- Territorial Aggression
- Possession Aggression
- Maternal Aggression
- Pain Aggression
- Predatory Aggression
- Punishment Aggression
- Redirected Aggression
Dog Aggression Types Explained
- People Aggression – Bites or attacks people, for no reason. People aggression is when the dog just doesn’t feel the right energy from people or moves forward in an attempt attack or bite people. There is a huge difference when the dog moves forward and bites and moves backward and bites. It would be fair to say, that a dog that goes toward the threat and bites … is most likely an aggressive dog or an unbalanced dog. A dog who backs up from you when you approach, and bites when you get too close … is a scared dog, and what we like to call “fear biters”.
- Dog Aggression – Attacks other dogs, normally due to an unacceptable energy from the other dog or even just because. Dog on dog aggression also occurs when the dog goes forward to attack another dog. It could be for any reason … bad eye contact, bad energy, inbalance, weakness … etc.
- Food Aggression – This occurs when food or treats are in possession of your dog or within the immediate area. The dog does not allow anyone around there food and if you persist, you will be bitten or attacked … and it can also be that the dog will do anything, including attack, just to get to food. Sometimes … when you see a dog inhale his food … or scarf it down very quickly, the closer you get to it or the closer another dog gets to the food … this can be a sign of food aggression. Not always … but in many cases. If your dog does do that … it can be a few other things, so don’t think it is any type of aggression if they do. There needs to be a proper evaluation, by a professional dog trainer to be sure.
- Toy Aggression commonly occurs in younger dogs and puppies. It can commonly be mistaken for dominance or play drive.
- Fear Aggression – We believe this is the worst type of aggression a dog can possess. A scared dog is an unpredictable dog. Dogs that are scared or that live in a state of fear will sometimes attack out of fear.
- Territorial Aggression – This occurs when a person or dog enters the dogs domain. If the aggressive dog does not agree with you being there, they can attack. It also commonly occurs with dogs that live alone with their handler and have no other dogs or people to interact with, when it does occur. Because they have been secluded from other dogs and the public … they sometimes tend to become anxious or nervous when someone or something comes upon their living domain.
- Possession Aggression – An attack or bite can occur if a person or other dog tries to take something from your dog. This could include a toy, or object that your dog is not supposed to have.
- Maternal Aggression – This type of aggression is seen in mothers that are guarding there pups.
- Pain Aggression – Pain aggression is common in older dogs. Sometimes the dog is in alot of pain and has noway of advising there owner. Just like a person, if you try to interact with the dog and they do not want your attention, they sometimes let you know by biting or attacking.
- Predatory Aggression – Things in motion or even the thrill of the chase can trigger predatory aggression. In working dogs, we would channel this into a drive and form it into the behavior we are looking for. Sometimes, this can not be harnessed.
- Punishment Aggression – Occurs when your dog is being scolded or spanked. The dog feels threatened and bites or attacks the aggressor.
- Redirected Aggression – This type of aggression is seen all the time. An example of this type would be when someone is walking there dog down the street and the dog sees another dog and wants so badly to get to the other dog and the owner will pull or correct the dog using the lease, which over stimulates your dog and ha turns and bites or attacks because of the raised anxiety he/she is feeling at the moment.
Dominance – This occurs when your dog just tries to bully you or another dog to see if you will call there bluff. The dog will back down and submit and really doesn’t want to bite or attack … it is more of a bullying tactic to see if you are a higher or lower rank in the pack.
Spoiled Dog Syndrome – In most cases, your dog has been humanized to a point where they will bite or attack when they don’t get there way. This is simply a baby fit to see if you will give in.
Fixing These Unwanted Behaviors -Do not ever try to fix these unwanted behaviors if you don’t know what your doing! You can be bitten or attacked, causing great bodily harm, even death … or … you can cause more damage than good, with your dog and further create a deeper issue or aggression in your dog.
There is not one clear cut way to fix dog aggression issues that occur with your dog. Each dog is different, therefore we have to customize the aggressive dog rehab to your dog to provide true results. Not every dog is able to be fixed. In most cases, we will be able to provide excellent results with our aggressive dog rehab, but not always. It is going to depend how deep seeded the dog aggression is and how long it has been going on. The moment you begin to see aggressive dog behavior, you should start planning to contact a professional for aggressive dog rehab.
Once we have performed an evaluation of your dog, to confirm exactly what is going on, we will be able to tell you what it is, that is going on with your dog, what type of training or aggressive dog rehab is needed, how long it will take, where it should take place and what the cost of that training or aggressive dog rehab will be. If your dog is at a point that we believe we cannot offer any results with our aggressive dog rehab … we will tell you. We will not sign your dog up for aggressive dog rehab and take your money, on the hope of fixing the aggression issues. Sometimes, it is possible to go through the training or aggressive dog rehab and gain no results. This is a very slim chance, but it is possible. If we do go through the training or aggressive dog rehab and are not able to fix the issue(s), we do not refund any part of the cost. If we get half way through and see that nothing is working, then we will advise you of the situation to provide you with as many options as possible and if we decide to return your dog early, we would allow you to use the time you paid for, with another dog or other services … or both.
If anyone is able to fix your dog and the aggressive dog behavior … it is Dayton Dog Trainer. We have been providing aggressive dog rehab for nearly 16 years and have a wealth of experience and knowledge with dog aggression and aggressive dog behavior.
Dayton Dog Trainer specializes in aggressive dogs, aggressive dog rehabilitation and dogs with past bite history, food aggression, dog aggression … or for those who just have that fear of their dog biting.
DO NOT Get rid of your dog … Simply give us a call and we will evaluate your situation, then provide you with a real plan, so we can fix this issue(s). With this type of rehabilitation, you will be required to give it all you’ve got. We will show you why the issue is present, what it took to get your dog to that point and provide real aggression rehabilitation.
Along with this type of service … you will need to know what to look for before a bite takes place and how to break up a dog fight without getting hurt. Why do you need to know this? Simple … Your dog did not get this way over night … so the aggression will not go away over night and you need to know how to deal with your dog until we are able to bring him/her out of it. I will also teach you to understand the dog and communicate with them … body language, posturing, eye direction, breathing, hair, tail, etc..
We make this promise to you!
If you are willing to believe that the dog can change, and provide me the opportunity to evaluate and implement our solution, you will be able to keep your dog. Remember … bad dogs aren’t born … it is a learned behavior. We simply reset the thought process and move on with a balanced life.
Many times with aggressive dogs … the first thought of the owner is that they have to put the dog down. Sometimes, your vet may recommend the same thing. This is entirely unfair! Your vet is not a trainer and you have not given your dog a real chance with a professional trainer. And yes … you can surely point out those “trainers” who don’t know what they are doing.
Give Dayton Dog Trainer a chance to work with your aggressive dog. This is what we do … this is what we specialize in. But we also understand that anyone can talk a good game over the phone or on their website. We like to show you in person that we can do what we are telling you throughout our website and that is the main purpose of our evaluation / demonstration.
Note: Keep in mind, that a trained professional, specializing in dog aggression or dog behavior modification, needs to be the one to evaluate each individual situation. The information presented here, is just an overall diagram of things that can occur and is information gathered from certain situations. The only way to find out what you have going on with your canine companion, is to have a professional perform a true and honest evaluation.
There is also dominance … and knowing the difference between dog aggression and dog dominance, is very important and can only be found from an evaluation of your dog, from a professional dog behaviorist.
How to fix an Aggressive Dog?
There is no single, clear cut way to fix an aggressive dog. Each dog is different and has different triggers, that set off the aggression. Many people think that putting the dog on its back is the right thing to do when the dog acts out. This is not always true. Actually, this can sometimes be dangerous or cause even more issues, if this technique is not performed correctly. We have even heard of people hitting the dog when it lashes out and tries to bite. This is a big no, no! The last thing you want to do, is strike the dog when it is in this state of mind. If you strike the dog when it is lashing out, it can cause the dog to lash out even more, or it can produce the total opposite, which is fear. Aggression and Fear Aggression are two, totally different types of unwanted behavior. Either way, you don’t want either of those behaviors.
Striking a dog is a last resort and should only be deployed as a defensive measure to protect yourself or someone else from bodily harm. If you find yourself in a situation that has you striking a dog to protect yourself … then you should deploy just enough force, to safely allow yourself enough time to vacate the area. Remember … many times, you can simply persuade a dog’s bad intention, by simply standing your ground. This doesn’t always work … but many times it will. If this is your own dog and you are dealing with an issue like this, then you should have already contacted a professional to retain rehabilitation services or you should already be searching for other options for placing the dog in another living environment.
Every dog is different, therefore needs to be evaluated by a professional, to determine the best route for bringing the dog out of that state of mind. The best thing to do, is take note of the triggers … the things that set the dog off. Be sure to bring those up, when speaking with a professional. This will help the trainer, better understand what is going on with the aggressive dog and give them a better understanding of how to fix the aggression.