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Working Breeds- Sport Dog Prep – Aggression Problems – Puppy Classes – Private Training

Positive Transformations – Reactive Dog Program

  • Fear and nervous behavior
  • Aggression to dogs and people
  • Growling
  • Lunging
  • Chewing
  • Barking when alonereactive rover class
  • Barking out the window
  • Barking when walking
  • Zoomies  ( What are Zoomies?)  If your dog is under 1 year and has the zoomies please click our Puppy S.T.A.R.T. Program
  • My dog is just high drive with lots of energy. He doesn’t bite, bark, or lunge, he just doesn’t listen to me. See the S.T.A.R.T. Complete Program

You stopped walking your dog. You can’t risk him attacking another dog, or biting a person. But alone, around you he is a wonderful dog. He doesn’t deserve this.

Maybe your dog isn’t this bad, but he causes family problems and embarrasses you. You never understand what triggers him, the triggers seem to change.’

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Phone/Skype Consults:  Not everyone needs a program. We help many people via phone or skype, video, and education. If you feel that you will benefit from a phone consult please email info@sportdogtrainingcenter.com with your name, phone number or skype ID, and when would be a good time to arrange a contact.

Behavior Solutions Workshop –

This explains what happened to make your dog reactive, why your dog cannot control its reactions, and what you can do to fix the problem.

Workshop is open to everyone: Next workshop is June 3  11am (Aylmer Fair Grounds)

$20 if you are not taking the course, Free if you are taking the course.  Click Here to Download the behavior-modification-workshop-flyer

Note: K9Club members and current students need to register, but they have already paid.

5 Week Reactive Dog Class

In a safe and nurturing, safe, environment. Each week we work on specific exercises that will teach your dog to be calm, teach you to control your dog, and start you on your journey to a new, ‘calmer’ lifestyle.

Next Class Date: June 7  Wednesday 7pm

If we have enough interest we will run a Saturday class, 5pm. If you are interested in this class then please send an email.

Class is limited to 4 dogs.

Send an email to hold your spot.

CLICK TO REGISTER Use this form for either the workshop or the course.

Why Does My Dog Act Like This?

If you don’t understand the problem then we suggest you read our blog, staring with this post called Canine Aggression: Predict, Prevent, Protect.  This is the foundation of our successful canine transformation programs.

Click Here: How to Chose an Aggression Behavior Consultant

Why Obedience Training Fails to Help the Reactive Dog

The problem with reactive dogs is that the problem is in how they see the world. They fear things that shouldn’t be feared. Unfortunately, traditional training makes the problem worse. Even teaching the ‘look’ and ‘leave it’ commands leaves does not change the dog-1023008_960_720behavior. What we need to do is reprogram your dog so that it can relax and enjoy life.

Our Reactive Dog Program

We use science and psychology based training methods proven over the last few decades. Our program is designed to

  • reduce stress
  • signal when a trigger upsets your dog
  • give you the tools to divert your dog’s attention
  • Give you the skills needed to prevent future problems
  • Give your dog the coping skills needed to fit into your home

Reducing stress and allowing you to enjoy a well-behaved, healthy dog!

How to Pick The Right Trainer/Behaviorist For Your Dog

 How We Change Your Life by Changing Your Dog’s Life

Reactive Dog Workshop:  All courses start with a 2 hour workshop. Ask for the next date. If you are not taking the workshop then you can attend for only $20.

Please call 519 902 4739, or  fill in the following form if you want more information, or if you are ready to register. Please phone if you do not receive a response within 6 hours.

No Dogs At The Workshop. Bring a lawn chair, a drink, and something to take notes

Next workshop: September, 11-1am  Click Here to Download the behavior-modification-workshop-flyer  Workshop is $50, or  free if you are taking one of our courses. Please sign up for more information and dates.

Step #1: Do You Want a Behavior Assessment ?

We cannot predict how long it will take to fix a problem. We’ve had people come to us with dogs they were ready to euthanize – and leave 45 minutes later with a new dog. We’ve also had dogs we worked with for 4 months before seeing a substantial break through.

We will be honest. We will not work with a dog unless we are sure that it can be controlled. We will also work with your veterinarian to ensure the problem is not medical. We do guarantee that we will offer 100% transparency, and will not continue working with a dog if we do not have at least 80% expectation of achieving a level of succesbulldog-1275748_960_720s that enables you to live peacefully, and safely with your dog.

The following programs are designed to give you the skills needed to manage reactive problems and work with your dog to stop the problems.

1.5 – 2 hours – $175

Includes Free enrollment to the next workshop

Note: A behavior assessment is a tool that helps people identify their dog’s triggers and establish a training and management program designed to improve your life, and keep your dog safe. This is not a tool to prevent legal action. In Ontario the dog owner is 100% financially and legally responsible for any damage done by their dog. If charges have been laid then your best action is to contact a lawyer. Once you do that, if you need help teaching your dog to stop biting then please call us.

Step #2  Choose From 3 Options: Class, Private, Therapy

CLASS: Positive Transformations – Control and Safety

1 2hour Workshop +  5 x 1  hour sessions = $175

Max 4 dogs in class. Each dog is in its own ‘area’ with fencing around. We have fencing, curtains, and other tools to keep dogs safe.

No dogs who bite humans. This program is for dog-dog aggression only. If your dog is human reactive then we offer private classes.

Note: When there are 4 dogs in the class then registration will close for 6 weeks

*This class is designed to empower owners and help build coping skills for the dog. It is not behavior modification and at least 50% of all dogs will need more help after this class.

Objectives:

We teach you to change your dog’s behavior. We teach you to manage with 1  behavior/Trigger in these sessions. We will work in a safe environment to increase control and trust between you and your dog.

Most people have enough control walk their dog in public. If you do the work asked, your dog will focus on you.  You will have the skills and techniques needed to continue with the program so you can enjoy having your dog around.

We keep this program short and simple to reduce the cost. Once you’ve finished the course you can continue to work with other people who have high drive or hyper dogs, you can come to socialization sessions for only $12. This is to continue practicing. This is more cost effective than keeping you in a program for 8-10 weeks.

PRIVATE LESSONS:

Positive Transformations – Dogs with a bite history, or who have hospitalized/killed another animal.

1 x 2 hour workshop

Stage #1 & 2: 16 x 1  hour sessions at our center = $640  (Private )+ workbook

This stage we are dealing with reactions, bullying, and dominance

Stage #2: 8 x 1 hour sessions at our center = $355 (Private)

Each session works on specific issues that affect your dog’s actions/reactions. Not all dogs need multiple sessions. If you are unsure, talk to us, or book an assessment.

Session #1: Dealing with the emotional and chemical response to stress, and fear.

Session #2: Gain Control – Dealing with possible dominance, bullying, spoiled, and other ‘learned’ behaviors

Session #3: Preventing future problems, increasing reliability and safety for dogs around children or in high activity environments.

This is a private class. We start and set the schedule for when it fits your schedule. swiss-shepherd-dog-354526_960_720

We work with you and your dog. You’ll learn how to work at home to manage your dog’s reactions and outbursts.

In this program we increase the triggers in a safe environment. We then start public access work so that you do not need to spend the rest of your life walking your dog at midnight, or booking the last vet appointment of the day. We do not guarantee that your dog will have no triggers. What we do work towards is creating a teamwork relationship where you and your dog can function.

In this program we will work on basic obedience, advanced heeling, and ‘conditioned cues.’

Rescued Dogs:  Behavioral Therapy Program

We don’t want to hear of fear, withdrawal, PTSD, anxiety when we talk about rescued dogs, but they are an every day part of life for some of these dogs. Many of them have endured horrible conditions before you rescued them.

Many of these dogs fear people. They bite, even the ones they love. Their behavior is unpredictable. Nothing makes sense. You’ve tried everything.

You cannot ‘train’ a few tasks and hope that deals with the deep emotional and mental trauma. You cannot hope that all problems will be resolved in 8 weeks. However, we have helped many rescued dogs overcome fear, anxiety, and aggression. Our average successful therapy candidate has recovered in 8 – 20 weeks.

This program can give you and your dog the skills needed to enjoy life and create a safe environment at home or when in public.

Private & In Home Behavioral Training

We do offer private in home classes behavioral training to anyone within 1 hour of Aylmer Ontario. We do go beyond these boarders in certain situations. These are the only options for people who need us to help train their dog. Priced per hour.

  • Across the top: North London, Tilsonburg, Woodstock
  • West: Dutton, West Lorne,
  • East: Delhi, Simcoe

Contact us for more information on private training

Note: These are not obedience courses. They are designed to help you manage your dog’s behaviors so you can protect your dog, and everyone your dog encounters.

Policy: Before joining, you will be asked to agree to the following:

All dogs who are a threat to another dog or person must wear a muzzle when outside of the Quonset hut.

The owner agrees to disclose any possible threat to the trainer, immediately.

Any dog threatening or endangering another dog will be removed from the building until the problem is resolved.

Anyone who uses punitive measures, or uses fear or pain for training will be asked to leave the premises. No refund is offered as we will not be able to fill their space.

The trainer’s first responsibility is to the care and safety of all dogs present.

Like all therapy for trauma, addiction, and chemical imbalances (even in humans) we cannot guarantee success. We may suggest veterinary intervention, chiropractic, diet, massage therapy, and/or physiotherapy.

 

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