Aggressive Behavior

Is your dog displaying aggressive behavior?  We have SOLUTIONS!

Aggressive behavior typically gets worse over time, not better, so it is important to address it quickly and thoughtfully.  There are many causes and contributing factors to aggressive behavior and each case is unique.  Arrange a Behavior Consultation with Eileen and receive certified, experienced help in your own home at a time that is convenient for you to begin addressing your dog's aggressive behavior. 

 

Unfortunately, the dog training industry and the terms "trainer" and "behaviorist" are unregulated, so anyone can open up a business and work with dogs.  Many trainers use quick-fix methods, such as shock collars (often called stim/remote/e-collars), prong collars, choke collars, and leash jerks to the collar that initially appear to stop the aggressive behavior, only for the dog's behavior to worsen exponentially in the long term.  What they do not tell people is that their dog will always have to wear the shock collar (to remain under the threat of punishment) to hopefully keep the aggression suppressed.  It is essential to address the root causes of aggression or any other unwanted behavior and to teach alternative behaviors that are more desirable that owner would rather have the dog perform in situations where aggression has previously occurred.  These trainers, sadly, do not take into account the whole dog -- to include health, genetics, past experiences, fear, anxiety, socialization, environment, or other factors -- that may need addressed to resolve the issue in the long term.  

 

Eileen is a fully certified dog behavior consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and will assess your dog's aggression and address it through positive and humane methods.  She is also a graduate of the Mike Shikashio Aggression in Dogs Master Course.  Eileen uses behavior modification through positive reinforcement/reward-based training to change the undesirable behaviors that your dog exhibits.  Reward-based methods are the exclusive methods recommended by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) for addressing behavior issues including severe aggression.  This involves teaching your dog new, more desirable behavior patterns, creating positive emotional associations with triggers that cause fear/anxiety/stress, and ultimately teaching him to make better choices.  Eileen will NEVER instill fear, intimidate, or cause your dog pain through the use of shock collars, prong collars, or leash corrections.  She gathers information to learn why your dog is displaying aggression and will create specific training and protocols unique to you and your household to manage and/or modify the behavior(s).

Aggressive Behavior includes but is not limited to:

  • Resource Guarding

  • Territorial Aggression

  • Body Handling Aggression

  • Dog Aggression

  • Stranger or People Aggression

  • Aggression toward Children

  • Aggression toward cats and other animals

  • Fear-related Aggression

  • Possession Aggression or Possessive behavior

  • Owner-directed Aggression

  • Intra-household Aggression

  • Fights/Biting between dogs in the home

  • Guarding behavior

  • Leash Reactivity, lunging or barking on leash

  • Frustration Aggression

  • Other reactive behavior

  • Redirected aggression

  • Growling

  • Snapping

  • Biting

  • Food or Toy Aggression

  • Situational Aggression

What will happen during a Two-Hour Behavior Consultation?

  • Gather information on your dog's behavior, social, medical, and training history

  • Discuss your goals and concerns 

  • Observe and evaluate your dog

  • Provide helpful suggestions and information

  • Discuss options for behavior modification 

  • Discuss safety &/or management strategies

  • Develop a behavior modification plan

  • Begin training/behavior modification

  • Eileen will work with your veterinarian or veterinary behaviorist as needed to help you and your dog reach your behavior goals

Eileen provides in-person Behavior Consultations to clients located in the greater Las Vegas and Henderson areas in Nevada, as well as Lake Las Vegas, Boulder City and Indian Springs (additional fee).  She also provides Online Virtual appointments for clients throughout the United States.  In-person behavior consultations are $225 and two hours in length.  Follow-up appointments are one hour in length and $120 each and continue every two weeks until issues resolve,  We also offer a package of six (6) one-hour continued training/follow-up appointments for $690.  Online Virtual behavior consultations are $180 and 1.5 hours in length.  

Begin your dog's transformation today!

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