Canine Behavior Rehabilitation & Training
As humans our biggest mistake is to loose sight of the fact that our dog is a dog. We treat our dog as a child or family member in order to fulfill our own personal needs.
Dogs on the other hand do not see themselves as part of our "family". It is their natural instinct to be part of a "pack" and hence seek guidance from a "pack leader". It is this pack leader who provides them with the guidance and emotional security that they need - these needs cannot be met by treating them as a "human" member of your family. When a dog is without a pack leader, natural instinct leaves them with little option but to become the pack leader within their environment and hence your family. This in turn results in many of the behavioral issues that we see in a dog particularly around their human family and within the home environment.
My philosophy is that 99% of behavioral issues with dogs can be corrected regardless of age or breed. This is because 99% of the "bad" habits or behavours that a dog has developed has been learnt through their interaction with humans.
These behaviors can be corrected without physical punishment but by working with a dog & family members to change the dynamic & hence correct the behavior.
Please note: Our Training & rehabilitation techniques cannot be successful without the full co operation and participation of both the dog AND their human family members. Whilst a significant amount of time is spent working with the animal we also require "hands on" participation with family members to ensure a successful outcome in the training & rehabilitation of your dog.