Jan 28, 2013
If you have a dog that is fearful, aggressive or reactive it is very unlikely that they will do well in a group dog training class. While private training could be a successful way of teaching them behaviors like sit, down, and heeling, it is doubtful that learning those behaviors will stop them from being fearful, aggressive, or reactive. Behaviors of this nature typically come from an emotional response and cannot be simply trained away. However, there is help for you if you have a dog of this nature. A Certified Dog Behavior Consultant not only works with dogs on basic training issues but also works with people that have dogs with more serious behavioral problems. You can find such a consultant at the website for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants at www.iaabc.org.
You can find more information on training your dog at our website, www.greenacreskennel.com or at the Green Acres Kennel Shop FaceBook page.