All new clients start by learning some basic knowledge about dogs and what makes them tick. Basic Manners training includes the many basic things your dog should know. This training includes things like: puppy nipping, potty training, leash walking, learning new basic skills like Sit and Come, controlling bad behaviors, socialization, and group classes.
Advanced skills require combinations of basic skills. We build on the basics to take your dog to the next level. This includes training in real-life scenarios, trick training, service dog training, agility training, behavior modification for aggressive and fearful dogs, and training advanced skills such as Heel, swimming, and surfing.
Proper Socialization: is teaching a dog to not react to stimuli by desensitizing him/ her to everyday things.
You’ve probably heard this term a lot if you have a dog. Everyone from breeders and rescue personnel to veterinarians and trainers will tell you to socialize your dog. Proper socialization is vitally important to raising a well-balanced, well-mannered dog. The problem is that many people are confused about how to actually do this.
The more experiences your dog has in a good, positive way, the less they will react to things that are unfamiliar to them. New experiences and situations should be introduced at a pace the dog is comfortable with. Never force a scared dog. Let him take his time and become comfortable with the situation at his own pace.
Another way of thinking about proper socialization is to literally desensitize your dog to regular sights and sounds. This includes things like cars, skate boards, bikes, other animals, new people, and new places. Improperly socialized dogs tend to be over-reactive or shy. Such Good Dogs offers proper socialization lessons as part of your complete training program.
Dog behavior problems can make many owners feel frustrated. Common behavioral issues may include: begging, chewing, digging, excessive barking, whining, jumping, chasing, and inappropriate elimination. It is important to identify the root of the problem and find several solutions to curbing unwanted behavior. Such Good Dogs has helped dogs with many issues including: improper elimination, anxiety, and nipping at guests and family members. All unwanted behaviors can be reduced and eliminated by using the proper techniques. Keep in mind that several unwanted behaviors stem from lack of proper exercise.
Have you walked your dog today?
Anxiety is a common problem for many dog owners. Anxiety is insecurity. Dogs who exhibit anxious behaviors are insecure about the decisions they are going to make. An anxious dog needs direction. Dogs exhibiting anxiety must be redirected to another behavior. This type of training is my specialty. I have worked with many dogs over the years that have exhibited anxious, nervous, or fearful behaviors. This type of behavioral issue can be one of the most difficult to deal with, and often takes time to work through. If you have a fearful dog, patience and calmness are the first tools you must learn to master.
Aggression is a very serious issue and should not be taken lightly. Even playful puppy nipping can turn into a real danger if you do not teach your dog what is acceptable. As with any behavioral issue, it is important to find the root of the problem, but it is more important to be very careful in how you treat aggression. Such Good Dogs can offer several paths to treat many different kinds of aggression, and we will help you choose the one that will most benefit your needs. If aggression is a serious concern for you, please don’t wait to seek the help you need.