Anxious Dog Training
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We are all unique, Including our dogs
Is your dog pulling on walks and barking at all of the people and dogs?
Are they anxious when you leave for a couple of hours?
Is your puppy driving you crazy jumping on everyone and barking non stop?
Is your dog barking at everything and anything?
Just like people, dogs have problems. The reactive dogs or anxious dogs can be helped using compassionate, positive reinforcement dog training techniques to help you achieve your goals and give both you and your dog confidence.
Know About Anxious Dog Training
I know all too well about reactive dogs / dogs with anxiety. There are some dogs that have some reactivity problems and then there are those that have some anxiety added in to it.
Meet Mojo, a 9 year old Boston Terrier / Pug mix.
I rescued her when she was 7. She had issues when I got her. Barking, Resource Guarding, Pulling on the leash, Kid Issues. I was told that she likes the car and they mistook the panting for excitement which was really anxiety. To say it was an uphill battle is saying it politely. The food guarding was the first mountain we had to climb that took 6 months. At first she would bark anytime a sound came by my apartment, now it’s only if strangers walk by. She used to bark at bicycles, runners, skateboards and dogs all the time on walks. Now she barks at 1 out of 10 runners, no bikes, dogs are a challenge and no skateboards. We won’t talk about her riding in a car. We are still working on it.
Needless to say, I can empathize with having a reactive / anxious dog and the stress that comes with it. I also completely understand the patience that it takes. Also, as someone who is working with a 9 year old dog, don’t let age be what prevents you from helping you and your dog.
If your goal is to have a dog that is more comfortable, confident and at ease in your home, then you have come to the right place.
That’s where my experience as a certified professional dog trainer who has worked with many reactive dogs and their humans confidently in the Litchfield area. Depending on where your dog is on their journey, we will set realistic goals for both you and your dog to achieve so that you both feel comfortable, confident and successful around other dogs and people. You and your family will create a lifetime bond with your dog during training.
How do I help you and your reactive dog?
Using the CARE for Reactive Dogs protocol for analyzing and modifying reactive dog behavior that was created Jennifer Titus.
CARE stands for Counter Conditioning and Positive Reinforcement (R+) are Essential for reactive dogs.
CARE is a step by step user-friendly, 3-phase protocol working at your dog’s pace method.
CARE uses the most effective, widely accepted and humane protocol, as well as the components of that protocol.
CARE is a declaration- I CARE for my reactive dog!
Training your beloved puppy can be achieved in one of 2 ways
Coaching you to train your precious baby. I coach you through the process by working with you and fluffy a couple of times a week over a certain number of weeks (you can see my coaching plans here)
I train your dog for you. I do the training for you otherwise known as Doggie Home School. This is available for certain reactivity behaviors such as leash reactivity.
Both types of dog training are personalized, private, one on one and done in the comfort of your home.
To understand the most compassionate and effective package that is best suited for you and your fur baby on their journey we would start with the 1 hour and 15 minute Initial consultation and assessment that is mandatory. This can be done online or in person.