Behaviour Rehabilitation is a Board & Train program for problematic dogs with extreme behavioural issues, too difficult to address and correct through in-home private training. The program is appropriate for dogs of any age, experiencing high intensity to red-zone (over-threshold) behaviour issues. It’s suitable for dogs who suffer from fear and insecurity, which leads to various forms of reactive behaviour.
The program involves your dog residing at our location for a period of 4 to 8 weeks. The disengagement of the dog from their home environment makes it much easier on them, because he or she will be in a new environment, without any pre-existing patterns and behaviours. Once a dog is removed from their environment, it can take up to a week for an aggressive, anxious, or fearful dog to begin to trust the new handler and start to adapt to the new requirements. During this time, the dog will basically detox, unwind, and start on a fresh slate.
The program is tailored to both your goals as well as the needs of your dog. Just like humans, dogs are unique individuals and therefore require individualized training plans according to their temperament and personality. We find the source of the problem, rather than just focusing on the superficial symptoms, and engineer an individually structured training program, specific to your dog, to address the core issue of the behaviour.
The length of stay and cost of the program depends on the nature and severity of your dog’s behaviour, as well as how much work and time is required to correct and reshape his or her behaviour and responses, before having a proper introduction back to your home environment.
Included in the program are in-home training lessons, taking place during and after the rehabilitation, covering Theory, Practice and Implementation of the newly taught behaviours. These in-home training lessons are designed to educate and equip you with the knowledge, tools, and techniques to better manage your dog’s behaviour, as well as provide continued help and support to ensure long-lasting results.
Behavioural issues include:
- Fear, insecurity, nervousness, skittish, hypersensitive
- Anxiety (mild to extreme), separation anxiety, distress
- Resource guarding and possessive behaviour (food and or water aggression, guarding objects, toys, bones, furniture, people)
- Escaping (bolting out the door, jumping fences, digging or chewing to escape)
- Extreme over-hyperactive or high-strung behaviours (unable to settle down)
- Extreme territorial behaviours (biting new people entering the home)
- Snapping or biting while being handled (grooming, bathing, nail clipping, paw cleaning, brushing)
- Sound and sight fears and phobias (thunderstorms, trucks)
- Dog to dog on-leash reactivity
- Dog to human on-leash reactivity
- Dog to animal reactivity
- Dog to vehicle reactivity (motorcycle, bicycle)
- Plus, RED-ZONE behaviours:
- Dog to dog aggression
- Dog to human aggression
- Fear based aggression
- Dominance aggression
- Territorial aggression
- Possessive aggression
Your dog will receive a top-of-the-line SportDog remote training collar (valued at $250) as well as a standard training collar included in the price of the program.
Once your dog has completed this program, he is always welcome at our location for boarding, as long as you book in advance. In addition, refresher courses are available and recommended to maintain your dog's training.
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