A furry, four-footed friend is a friend for life—loyal, huggable, and full of love. Nevertheless, sometimes a new, fluffy addition to your family can struggle to adjust. It’s only natural, but that doesn’t mean you have to simply tolerate aggressive, difficult, or dangerous behavior from your pet.
If your dog exhibits one or more of the following three signs, you might need private, in-home dog training. At Russell’s K9 Academy, LLC, I strive to provide these services throughout Daytona Beach and the surrounding Florida area.
Most dogs will have behavior problems at some point as puppies, but if these kinds of problems persist into doggy adulthood, your dog might benefit from private training. Common behavior problems in dogs include:
For instance, this includes not running out the front door when you open it. It also means not happily leaping on to whoever enters the open door. Boundaries also means your dog not bolting into the street when off-leash, understanding if certain rooms in your house are off-limits, and not wreaking havoc when left unattended in your house.
If your dog has difficulties with these or similar behavioral problems, in-home training is likely the solution. As a third-generation dog trainer and behaviorist, I’m an expert at communicating with your pet in a way they understand, instilling positive behaviors with positive reinforcement.
If you know or suspect that your dog was abused, neglected, or used for high-pressure jobs with the police or military, K9 training in your own home is an excellent way to address resulting behavioral issues while portraying care and compassion for your pet.
Dogs who have survived trauma are likely to exhibit specific behaviors. Aggression can stem from a desire to be dominant or a need to be possessive of objects or people. Specific, persistent phobias may stem from a prior unpleasant experience. Dogs who were mistreated, or who experienced high-stress police work or warfare, may also develop anxiety, obsessions, fixations, or hyperactivity. They may also have low self-esteem and seem reluctant to accept the love you’re so eager to offer.
With private, in-home dog training, you can help your dog overcome their past and walk into a bright, hopeful future as a member of your family.
Contact Russell’s K9 Academy today to schedule at-home training for your furry friend.
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