Dog Aggression Training

Focusing on Aggressive Behavior.

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  • We Can Correct Any Bad Behavior
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Ridgeside K9 Eastern Carolina

Our Aggression Training Program

Our aggression rehab program lasts between four and six weeks. Our trainers will work with dogs that are aggressive toward people and or other animals. This training focuses on dog growling, snarling, baring teeth, lunging, nipping and biting or even attack.

Our aggression rehab program lasts between four and six weeks. Our trainers will work with dogs that are aggressive toward people and or other animals. Such dogs may snarl, snap, or even attack. Our animal behaviorist will first identify the cause of aggression, which can include fear, dominance, insecurity, and much more. Once the cause is determined, we will build a plan to help your dog.

During our rehab program, we will teach your dog how to behave appropriately both at home and in a public environment like a park or store. 

About Our Program

Aggression in dogs is a severe problem, and the owner should not try to handle it on their own. Not understanding the cause of the aggression and attempting to “fix” it yourself usually results in making the issues worse. Our professional animal behaviorists can identify the cause of the problem and teach people the right way to handle their pet’s aggressive tendencies.

At Ridgeside K9 Eastern Carolina, we emphasize training both dogs and their owners. We start by teaching the dog what kind of behaviors we do and do not want from them. We then teach the owner everything we have taught their dog.

What to expect out of the aggression rehab program

Our Aggression rehab is 4 to 6 weeks long, depending on the severity.

Your dog will stay with us for the duration of training. During training, we will work on obedience and control as we also work on your dog’s aggression issues. Dealing with aggressive dogs is NOT a quick fix; that is why training is much longer. Also, not all dogs can be rehabilitated. We cannot change the genetic composition, but we will give you absolute control of your dog and teach you how to handle it.

At the end of the training, we will spend 3-6 hours with you to educate you and show you what your dog has learned. 

We offer maintenance training throughout the dog’s lifetime to ensure your dog doesn’t revert to its old ways. All of our board and train programs include lifetime support.

We also offer free pack walks to give the dog and their owner a controlled

environment to work on their training. During a pack walk, a group of people and their dogs will walk together, which will reinforce the dog’s training and good behavior around people and animals.

Why do dogs show aggression?

There are many reasons for aggression in dogs. It is crucial to figure out the cause of aggression in order to stop it.

For example, illness and injury can cause canine aggression. This could definitely be the case if the aggressive behavior is new. Consequently, the first step in dealing with an aggressive dog is to take them to a vet and have them checked for any potential medical problems.

If the vet gives the dog a clean bill of health, it’s time to consider other possible causes of aggression. These can include the following:

  • Fear
  • Possession aggression or resource guarding
  • Dominance
  • Frustration or redirected aggression
  • Predatory aggression

Predatory aggression can be particularly dangerous, as the dog has a strong hunting instinct and potentially may chase and attack whatever it considers prey— be it another animal or a child.

In redirected aggression, the dog can’t reach the real target or trigger of its aggression, like a dog on the other side of the fence. In return, it can lash out at a more convenient target.

In resource guarding, the dog is protecting something like a food dish or toy. Resource guarding can escalate over time: the dog may start off by simply growling at whoever gets too close to its food bowl and then start biting.

There are many reasons why a dog could be displaying aggression, and its very important to get with a trainer. We will evaluate your dog and figure out the best course of action to help you!

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