Theory | Observing Dogs' Behavior
| What I Do
work together, I will diagnose the problem
based on my knowledge of learning theory and my observations
of your dog—rather than relying on interpretation. For
example, I might notice that the dog is barking and snarling
at other dogs when he is on leash, but he plays nicely when
he is off leash. This observation suggests that the dog is
leash- reactive, which is a specific type of aggression.
have discussed your goals and I have observed your dog’s
behavior, this is what I will do:
will give you relevant information about
your dog’s behavior.
will suggest management techniques to give
you some immediate relief from the situation—and to
stop the dog from practicing (and perfecting) the behavior
that you want to change.
you decide to move forward with training, I will put together
a training plan
to modify your dog’s negative behavior by teaching
him an alternative positive behavior.
will train your dog so that the new behavior(s)
become his default behavior(s).
I will teach you how to manage and continue
to reinforce your dog’s newly learned, desirable behaviors.