Most dogs have at least a few bad habits, but it’s nothing that can’t be addressed with a little training!
Our behavior modification programs are designed to meet the specific needs of each dog and its family. We modify behavior using operant conditioning. In other words, we use positive reinforcement (providing the dog with something enjoyable or removing an annoyance) and negative reinforcement (removal of something enjoyable or adding of an annoyance) to get the best results as we train:
- Leash Reactivity
- Multi-Pet Household Harmony
- Resource Guarding
- Submissive Urination
- Inappropriate Chewing
- Confinement Anxiety
- Separation Anxiety
Leash-reactive dogs are often triggered by their environment — and respond with over-the-top behaviors like lunging, barking, and nipping. Fortunately, at Loudoun K9, we have tried-and-true techniques that will help bring peace back to your daily strolls.
Multi-Pet Household Harmony
From properly introducing the animals to creating designated spaces and food areas for each pet, the Loudoun K9 team has plenty of tips and tricks to make household harmony a reality.
A lot of puppies deal with this behavior (and eventually outgrow it), but some remain timid into adulthood and continue to struggle with this behavior. To help your dog overcome submissive urination, the Loudoun K9 team will build confidence through reinforcement training, positive feedback, and introduction to different environments and people.
Stop Inappropriate Chewing
But, if your dog starts chewing on inappropriate items like furniture, shoes, or kids’ toys, this behavior needs to be addressed. At Loudoun K9, we teach your dog what’s okay to chew and what is not, and work to address any inappropriate chewing in a gentle, humane manner.
Although aggression can’t be cured overnight, Loudoun K9 can provide you with the proper steps to help your dog to remain calm, curb aggression, and come up with a plan to modify the dog’s behavior long term.
Whatever the result, separation anxiety can be genetic and a real challenge for owners and pets alike. Fortunately, Loudoun K9 has a systematic approach to teach your pup not to panic (and destroy everything in sight) whenever you leave the house.