As pet owners, we all want our furry friends to be happy and well-behaved. However, when a dog shows signs of aggression, it can be a source of concern and stress for both the owner and the dog itself. In these cases, many pet owners may feel hopeless, thinking that traditional, punishment-based dog training is their only option. However, there is another, more humane approach: force-free dog training.
Force-free dog training, also known as positive reinforcement training, is a training method that focuses on rewarding desired behavior and ignoring, redirecting and preventing undesired behavior(s) before your pup is able to display them. This approach is based on the idea that dogs learn best when they are motivated to learn, and when they are given clear communication and positive reinforcement for good and wanted behavior.
One common misconception about force-free training is that it cannot be used for aggressive dogs. However, this is simply not true. In fact, force-free training can be particularly effective for aggressive dogs, as it can help to build trust between the dog and the trainer, and can help the dog to learn new, more positive behaviors.
When working with aggressive dogs, a force-free trainer will focus on identifying the root cause of the aggression, whether it be fear, anxiety, or a lack of socialization. They will then work with the dog and the owner to develop a personalized training plan that is tailored to the dog’s individual needs. This plan may involve desensitization and counter-conditioning techniques, as well as teaching the dog alternative, more appropriate behaviors.
At Dog Jogs, we are proud to offer force-free dog training services to pet owners in Edmonton. Our team of experienced trainers are dedicated to helping dogs of all breeds and ages to become happy, healthy, and well-behaved members of their families. We believe that every dog deserves to be trained in a positive and humane way, and we are committed to using only force-free, evidence-based training techniques.
If you are a pet owner in Edmonton and are struggling with an aggressive or reactive dog, we encourage you to reach out to our team at Dog Jogs. Our trainers will work with you to develop a personalized training plan that meets your dog’s unique needs, and will help you to build a stronger, more positive relationship with your furry friend.
To learn more about our force-free dog training services, or to schedule a consultation with one of our trainers, please visit our website or give us a call today. We look forward to helping you and your dog thrive!