If you have an aggressive dog, it can be difficult to know how to socialize them properly and safely. A certified dog trainer in Vancouver may help your dog develop into a sociable canine without risking their safety or yours.
Choose the Right Trainer
Make sure your dog is being trained by a professional who understands that an aggressive dog requires expert behaviour training. A certified dog trainer in Vancouver may help teach you how to communicate with your pet in a way that will reduce its aggressive tendencies. Before choosing a trainer, ask for recommendations from friends and family and/or search ‘aggressive dog behaviour training near me’ to schedule face-to-face meetings with the trainers before hiring them.
One of the most effective training techniques for aggressive dogs is positive reinforcement. It provides an optimistic approach to training aggressive dogs and creates a positive and healthy relationship between the dog and the owner.
Play and Praise – No Rewards or Treats
Research has shown that using rewards and treats can cause a dog to become dependent on them. We praise dogs without treats after they have followed through with the obedience. The aim is for the dog to utilize its brain and work on following through on a task. It’s important that training is fun, but don’t forget your dog needs praise too! If he performs an action well, just tell him how smart he is and show him how proud you are.
The Bottom Line
Do you have an aggressive dog? Looking for the best dog training in Vancouver to help modify the behaviour issues in your dog? Get professional dog training assistance now! A dog trainer may help introduce your canine to other dogs in a safe environment. This type of socialization may help your pet learn how to interact with others in a more positive way.
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Why does my dog dig?
When I was a kid, we had a mixed poodle dog. We were taking care of it for my mom’s friend. This dog, Brandy, had a white curly coat. The first day we had him was not a great day. It was rainy outside and whenever we let him out, he would come back dark and covered with mud. My mom would wash him and dry him several times that day as Brandy’s repetitive adventure of digging and burrowing in the mud was fun for him.
A typical question asked is why do dogs dig?
It could be genetic such as with the Terrier group. These dogs were brought up to dig holes in search of burrowing rodents. With other dogs, digging is fun. It’s a way to burn off energy and to keep themselves busy. Digging could also be due to a dog having anxiety or stressed when left alone for long periods. Then there are the escape artists, dogs that manage to dig big enough holes under a fence to get out.
Digging is a difficult behavioural problem to fix. It is definitely not an overnight fix. Some of the solutions to prevent a dog from digging is to keep the dog away from the area and not to leave the him or her unsupervised. One should never scold a dog while and/or after it has dug since this will induce fear and lower its confidence.
Catching the dog in the act and following through immediately with an obedience routine is a good way to help correct the dog in this behaviour. Also, by continuing with a daily positive and motivational dog obedience training routine, it will help keep the dog busy and build on his or her confidence.
Moreover, we employ effective communication tools to explain key concepts quickly and easily. So, what are you waiting for? Call us now at 604 341 6509 to book your virtual dog training sessions today!
Tony Giotto, Master Dog Trainer and Behaviourist has worked with many dogs since 2001. He studied with and worked for Master Trainer S. Prewitt of the Prewitt Canine Training Academy at the International College of Canine Behavioural Science.
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