Transformative Dog Training in Salt Lake City, Nashville, and Charleston, SC

Tag - dog aggression

17
Dec

Why Are Dogs in Latin America Less Aggressive Than Dogs in the United States?

Dog aggression. The majority of my adult life has been spent dealing with aggression towards dogs, kids, and adults. With my team we’ve built a company where we’ve helped thousands of dogs improve or overcome their aggression. At the same time, I’ve traveled extensively and lived in Latin America where I’ve found so much less …

6
Oct

Can Making Your Dog’s Brain Stronger Help With Dog Aggression and Anxiety?

At our Salt Lake City dog training company  we deal with a LOT of dog aggression and anxiety. Through a mixture of science and art we’ve been able to learn a technique for actually strengthening the brain to help the dog overcome it! Sound too good to be true!? It kind of is…. We aren’t really …

4
Jul

Take A Rest: Understanding Recovery Time

In this post, I’d like to talk about something I call recovery time. It’s a huge concept to understand if you’re dealing with anxiety, aggression, or fear. Let’s dig deep into this. A dog’s nervous system controls its ability to process stress. Fear, anxiety, and aggression all come from a place of stress. Your dog’s …

28
Jun

In Your Face: How To Approach A Dog

This is a PSA post. Right now I’d like to encourage you to see the world through your dog’s eyes, and to approach and treat all dogs accordingly. I have plenty of clients with dogs that are big and cute. Some of these dogs also, unfortunately, have aggression issues. Frequently the owner will be walking …

20
Apr

How To Think About Dog Aggression

In this short post, I’d like to talk specifically to people who treat their dogs as if they’re kids. Now, I love both my dogs and my kids. Sometimes even I feel that I love my dogs as much as my kids. But even if you do, there has to be a distinction drawn between …

18
Apr

How To Understand Dominance

In this post, I’d like to share a few of my thoughts about dominance. There is a preconception out there among dog trainers that dominance doesn’t exist, founded on the idea that dogs aren’t actually pack animals (which may or may not be true). This idea has gained a lot of traction during the last …

13
Apr

How To Deal With An Aggressive Dog

I opened up my email today and saw a question from a person looking for advice. “My dog is six months old and he’s starting to get aggressive. Do you think he’ll grow out of it?” My very frank response was “No, he’ll probably grow into it.” My experience suggests that he’ll start to do …

20
Mar

How To Stop An Aggressive or Destructive Dog

In this post, I’d like to talk about the role that exercise plays in making sure your dog is well-trained. This stems from a question that I’ve received a lot over the years, thanks to a certain dog trainer named Cesar Milan. Now, I’m not going to claim that I know much about Cesar Milan. …

16
Mar

How To Control Dog Barking And Growling

Today, I spent some time in my backyard with my dog Chocolate Chip and a Belgian Malamute who’s staying at my house to be trained as a personal protection dog. Needless to say, there was a lot of growling involved. So I thought I’d take a few minutes to talk about growling and what it …

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