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Positive Transformations – Reactive Dog Program

  • Fear and nervous behavior
  • Aggression to dogs and people
  • Growling
  • Lunging
  • 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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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.

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: April 15, 11-1  Click Here to Download the behavior-modification-workshop-flyer  Workshop is $40, or  free if you are taking one of our courses.

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.

2 hours – $75

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 = $150

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.

Next Intro Workshop

Workshop is open for everyone: Next workshop is Friday Saturday October 22 . $20 if you are not taking the course, Free if you are taking the course.  Click Here to Download the behavior-modification-workshop-flyer

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: To be announced at Oct 22 workshop.

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

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, Monday night for only $8. This is more cost effective than keeping you in a program for 8-10 weeks.

PRIVATE LESSONS: Positive Transformations – Separation Anxiety, Biting, Not Coming When Called, Distructive Behavior

1 x 2 hour workshop

8 x 1  hour sessions at our center = $355 (Private and Semi Private)+ workbook

8 x 1 hour sessions at your home = $650 (private) + workbook

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.’

Do you need more help than these programs offer?

PRIVATE: Positive Transformations Behavioral Therapy Program

Your dog has bitten a person or a dog. You feel that you cannot do it yourself. You need a professional trainer working with your dog.

10 sessions + 5 week CLASS + 10 Set Up Sessions with other dogs = 25 sessions,  $950

  • 6   hour sessions
  • 2x 1 hour sessions where we work with your dog without you present
  • 2x  1 hour  ‘in public sessions with a trainer present
  • Plus, enrollment in the next CLASS Program
  • Plus, 10 sessions in our ‘set up’ sessions
  • life time email support and coaching
  • 1 free refresher session x 1 to 2 hours yearly at our facility
  • Workbook

We suggest this program if your dog has bitten other dogs or people. No program can promise to cure your dog. 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.

 

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