Behavior Modification for Fear, Anxiety, Aggression, and Reactivity
Does your dog lunge, bark, and growl when you are on a walk? Does your dog cower and run away from new people, dogs, or objects? Does your dog get stiff, growl, or snap when around food or toys? Has your dog ever bit you, another person, or another dog?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then it sounds like you are a good candidate to meet with us for some Behavior Modification training. Many of these situations can be dangerous for you, your dog, and the people around you. Did you know that some ways that you or family members respond to the situation can accidentally make it worse, even if you don't mean to?
The first thing to realize is that if your dog does any of this, it doesn't mean they are a bad dog. They aren't "broken" or a "lost cause". But they do need help from a professional, and so do you! We will help you understand what is going on. We can educate you on dog body language to help you pick up on the subtle signs before the "disasters" happen. We will also help you set goals with your dog, which will help us develop a customized training plan to keep us productively moving forward.
If you are seeing any of these situations and would like some help, our first step is to begin with a behavior consultation! Behavior Consultations are 90-minute sessions that cost $185. During this initial session your trainer will get a full history, evaluate the dog, talk about some training goals, and develop a customized training plan specifically for you and your dog. Behavior Consultations are most commonly followed with at least one package of lessons ( five in-home lessons for $500) to work through the training plan and help you and your dog meet the goals.
Daisy, learning that attention to her human is a better choice than barking and lunging on the leash.
In most cases, these Behavior Consultations and all follow-up work is done in-person at the client's home. There are some exceptions where cases may be handled virtually or in a hybrid setting (some virtual, some in-person), but we will notify you if this is the case. Due to the nature of these cases we do require our clients to follow our training plans and complete small amounts of homework daily, which can often easily be tied into your normal routine. This is to ensure that everyone is kept safe and progress can be made.
Pawsitive Futures trainers see cases across Atlanta and North Atlanta, Georgia. Please click the button below to reach out and inquire about our Behavior Modification Program.