dog behaviour

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Jun
dog behaviour

 

Initial 2 hour visit then one hour visits thereafter if needed

These are hourly classes suitable for training one or two specific behaviours

Any of these are possible

If you require general Obedience please look at our Dog Training Courses

 

Types of Problems a Dog behaviour consult are ideal for

Aggression

It is important that we understand when aggression is normal and when it is not normal. If a dog bites another dog because that dog hurt him that would be a normal response. If a dog is trying to bite everyone who comes to the front door that would be abnormal.

Behaviour (including aggression) always happens with the environment – you can’t have behaviour without environment so when we are dealing with any aggression it is important to understand the context in which the behaviour occurs.

You may read there are different types of aggression include: fear based aggression, territorial aggression, resource guarding aggression, learned aggression, maternal aggression, predatory aggression, medically related aggression, pain-induced aggression and redirected aggression. Labels such as these are not that helpful in understanding the whole picture as to why a dog is aggressing. Understanding the underlying reason will help ensure the animal receives the correct diagnosis and treatment.

Aggression in dogs can happen because the warning signs were not understood or even noticed. Reading and understanding body language can go along way to prevent aggression escalating to bite.

Aggression in dogs can worsen as the dog matures so early intervention is recommended. The more a dog practices a behaviour the better they become at using aggression.

Anxiety

Anxiety

Dogs can suffer from anxiety and often this is the underlying the reason for many problem dog behaviours. Anxiety can impact on your dog’s health and welfare. A dog who is anxious can develop many other health problems. Chronic stress in dogs can have long term issues as it does in people.

Puppies need to learn tolerance to separation and just because your puppy cries when left does not necessarily mean it is separation anxiety. Many pups need to slowly learn to be comfortable on their own. Call the team at Dog Training Adelaide to discuss any anxiety issues you have with your dog.

Or just book a time here

Fearful, Timid or Shy

Dogs can be fearful, timid or shy for a number of reasons. Some dogs are born more likely to be fearful; there is a genetic predisposition.

In other cases previous experience can impact current dog  behaviour. If a dog is attacked by another dog it may become fearful around other dogs.

A dog may also be frightened in a scary situation just like people can feel frighted in certain situation. Once the environment changes and the threat disappears a dog can quickly recover. A dog might be frightened of skateboards and so long as a skateboard is not around they are perfectly OK but as soon as the skateboard appears the problem behaviours occurs.

Excessive fear is not good for the dog and impacts their quality of life so book a consultation so you can understand how to help your dog.