Aggressive Dog Rehab
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Aggressive Dog Training – Dog Aggression Rehab – Dominance Issues
Dayton’s Premier Dog Aggression Specialists
Before you call to inquire about Aggressive Dog Training … 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 most!
- 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 grown 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.
- You are not willing to allow your dog to go away for a period of time to correct the issues.
- 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 passengers sit in the back seat.
- Call the dog your “baby” … and mean it. Many people do … but some actually mean it.
- Truly believe that your dog is a child.
- The dog has their own bedroom.
- If your dog has their own furniture.
- Your dog has a place at the dinner table.
- Boots are put on your dog to go out in the snow to use the bathroom.
- The dog has a sweater vest for every day of the week.
- Your paint your dog’s toenails other than just for fun.
- If you cannot take constructive criticism from a trainer.
- You are of the mindset of justifying the bad behavior of your dog.
- If you already have all the answers on how to fix your dogs behavior.
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 aggression rehabilitation program. No matter how much progress we can make with your dog … if your not willing to change, then your are wasting your time and money.
Dayton Dog Trainer is one of very few dog trainers in the Dayton area that provides real aggressive dog rehab for all breeds. Our aggressive dog service isn’t the type of where we feed your dog treats to make him or her a “nicer” dog. We provide real aggressive dog rehab.
With our aggressive dog rehab program, your dog will have to stay with us for a period of time. The length of stay, will be determined by the evaluation. We will provide you with a general idea of just how long your dog will need to stay with us, once the evaluation has been performed. There is no other way to fix deep seeded behaviors, hard to fix behavior or aggression … They must stay with us … not negotiable! We use real science and psychology, not babying or bribery.
Your dog will have to stay in a crate, more than they usually would, as they are here for aggression issues and we cannot have an aggressive dog freely roaming the property. Also, there are other dogs here for service and we will not take a chance of another client’s dog or your dog getting injured due to a fight. Dayton Dog Trainer will maintain a very controlled environment, for the safety of others. In over 25 years of service, we have NEVER had a dog fight take place, simply because we maintain a controlled environment.
Aggressive Dog Rehab
Once we have performed an evaluation of your dog, we will give you an idea of what is needed to provide the result your looking for. We will advise on type of training or aggressive dog training needed as well as how long we believe it will take. If your dog is at a point that we believe we cannot offer any results, we will tell you that as well. We will not sign you up, just to sign you up. Sometimes, it is possible to go through the training or aggressive dog rehab and gain no result. This is a very slim chance, but it is possible. If your dog does attend our aggressive dog rehab and no result is gained, no refund will be provided. We are very good at what we do, but not all dogs can be reached. We do have a very high success rate. A small part of that is due to the fact we try weed out those we believe are too far gone for any service to correct, during the evaluation.
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 over 25 years and have a wealth of experience and knowledge with dog aggression and aggressive dog behavior.
Dayton Dog Trainer specializes in aggressive dogs and those hard-to-fix behaviors..
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 explain why the issue is present, what it took to get your dog to that point and provide real answers to your questions.
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. DDT will also teach you to understand the dog and communicate with them … body language, posturing, eye movement, breathing, hair, tail, etc..
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. We 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. A dog that goes toward the threat and bites … is more 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 likely a scared dog. This type of dog, is what we call “fear biters”.
- Dog on 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.
- Maternal Aggression – This type of aggression is seen in mothers that are guarding their pups. This type also crosses over to human maternal aggression, as some aggressive dogs are reactive to the hormone changes in their human female master who is either pregnant or has recently delivered a child into this world. Dogs can become overly protective over a newborn child or over their female master. Kind of odd, but we have seen this situation several times over the years.
- Pain Aggression – Pain aggression is common in older dogs. Sometimes the dog is in a lot 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. When we provide our services for aggression, we look at everything that could contribute to this type of behavior.
- 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. This type of behavior is not acceptable in a common house pet or home environment.
- Punishment Aggression – Occurs when your dog is being scolded or corrected. 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 that other dog. The owner will pull or correct the dog using the leash. This action will over stimulate the dog and he or she will turn and bite the handler. Not only does this type of behavior need to be corrected, but it is also important to follow this type of corrective service up with handler training for the handler as well as the entire family.
- Dominance – This occurs when your dog just tries to bully you or another dog. A dominant dog normally gives up when their bluff is called. The dog will back down and submit, not really wanting to bite or attack. This behavior is more of a bullying tactic to see who the Alpha is.
- 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. Spoiled Dog Syndrome is a very common diagnosis given during an evaluation for those who over affectionate their dog or humanize their dog. Humanizing or Spoiling a dog is the number 1 cause of aggression in house pets.
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. This can also cause more damage than good with your dog. You can also create deeper issues or aggression in your dog.
You should never wait! Dog aggression will never simply correct itself. Many people go wrong when they wait to see if a dog will come out of it. All you are doing is allowing the issue to settle in, become deep seeded and grow stronger. As soon as you believe there is a problem … CALL A PROFESSIONAL! You can at least get an idea of what’s going on for a couple bucks! Just because you call us out to evaluate, doesn’t mean you have to sign up for services … you are under no obligation to retain our services, should we be asked to provide an evaluation.
There is never a single 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 there are a few dogs out there, that can’t be reached. It is going to depend how deep seeded the dog aggression is and how long it has been going on.
We make this promise to you!
If once we have evaluated your dog and advise that there is a good chance at correcting the unwanted behavior, we will do everything we can to help you keep your dog!
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 idea of things that can occur. Much of the information is gathered from past experience. 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.
How to fix an Aggressive Dog?
There’s not a 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 true. Actually, this can 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 result, 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 always a last resort and should only be deployed as a defensive measure. Protecting yourself or someone else from bodily harm is more important than being politically correct. 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 in many situations, 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. You may also consider placing the dog in another living environment.
Every dog is different, therefore needs to be evaluated by a professional to determine the best plan of action for bringing the dog back into a stable 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.
Dayton Dog Trainer provides services in
Dayton, Springboro, Beavercreek, Oakwood, Centerville and all across the Miami Valley.