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Do I Need Dog Behavior Modification Consultations?

Is your dog reactive? Does your dog bark or lunge at dogs or people? Does your dog lunge at cars?

Is your dog a resource guarder? Does your dog have trouble giving up food or toys? Does your dog become aggressive when you try to retrieve an item from them?

Does your dog snap or growl at you or others including the vet or groomer?

Is your dog fearful when out and about or at the vet or groomer? Does your dog refuse to leave your house? Does your dog refuse to go in the car?

Is your dog worked up or frantic often? 

Does it seem to take your dog forever to calm down? Does your dog never calm down?

If you’re seeing any of these behaviors, a dog behavior modification consultation is a great place to start helping your dog! Sign up using the button below.

Dog Behavior Modification Consultations

Our behavior modification consultations focus on dogs with big feelings

During these dog behavior modification appointments, we work with fearful dogs, aggressive dogs, frustrated dogs, over aroused dogs, and more! Our dog behavior modification training centers around helping your dog’s underlying feelings about difficult situations while also teaching them new behaviors. We teach you to read your dog’s body language, know when they need help and how to help them, and how to support them as they work and play our training games!

Fearful Dog Behavior Modification

We help dogs who shy away from you and/or others; dogs who hide from visitors or even people they know; dogs who bite, bark, and growl at people or other dogs; dogs who shut down or otherwise have a hard time at the vet or groomer; and more!

Aggressive Dog Behavior Modification

We help dogs that resource guard a variety of things (including food, toys, space, their bodies, or people); dogs who bite or growl at family members or others; dogs who aggressively jump, mouth, and/or bark; and more!

Frustrated Dog Behavior Modification

We help dogs that bark at windows; dogs that fence fight with other dogs; dogs that relentlessly jump on visitors; dogs that bark and lunge on leash towards people, dogs, or other animals; and more!

Over Aroused Dog Behavior Modification

We help dogs who can’t seem to calm down; dogs who easily ramp up and begin nipping, jumping, mouthing, and/or barking without the ability to be interrupted; and more!

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Our Dog Behavior Modification Methodology

Our Dog Behavior Modification Consultations help your dog where they’re at. We don’t push your dog over threshold as we don’t want to stress your dog out further! In fact, we don’t want to witness the problem behavior at all. Good dog behavior modification should strive to work in situations that slowly approach the ones you see your dog having a hard time with and their pacing should be based on the success and body language of your dog. That way, by the time we get to the hard situation, your dog already has a good foundation and will have a better idea of what we want them to do!

Our Dog Behavior Modification Consultations start by getting a thorough background on your dog that includes what you’re seeing and when you’re seeing it. From there, we work together to set up a management plan that works with your household to ensure that your dog isn’t practicing the undesired behavior or continually being overwhelmed by environments they can’t handle at the moment.

In addition to this, we will start working on teaching your dog new behaviors that you can utilize in difficult situations to help your dog make better choices and feel better about those situations. These can include things like mat training, relaxation work, recall work, a drop it cue, patterned games, and more, combined with counter conditioning and desensitization to help your dog begin to feel better about the situation.

Scheduling You Dog Behavior Modification Consultation

Our private training lessons are an hour long and occur in your home or online. You can learn more about our trainer here!

For your private training lesson, please email us your dog’s current vaccination records and have lots of yummy, high value treats (we recommend cut up chicken, steak, or cheese or something else that your dog absolutely LOVES) with you.

E-mail us to set up a behavioral modification consultation or you can register by clicking the button below.

Note: We require a virtual Meet & Greet before Behavioral Consultations for people aggressive dogs in order to help our trainer understand what behaviors you’re seeing from your dog and to get a thorough history as well as go over what training offerings would be best for your dog’s specific needs. You can register for that online at the button below!

Services

We offer private dog training & behavior modification lessons focused on you and your dog's needs.

Whether you're looking to simply learn more about your puppy and how best to set them up for success or trying to help your dog with aggression at the vet or groomer or with reactivity when out and about, our dog training & behavior modification consultations can help!

Trainers

Fortunate Fido is known for our experienced dog trainers! We keep our knowledge up to date with education and certifications that emphasize force free methods.

Read our Trainer's Bio and see for yourself!

Contact Us

Fortunate Fido trainers work throughout Northeast Ohio and are available by email to answer any questions you have regarding scheduling, our training philosophy, and more!

Email our trainer at FortunateFidoReception@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s kind of hard to write this because what Ginger has done for me & my dog is so big it’s truly hard to fit into words and just overwhelming to think about. I guess it’s pretty much like the proverbial “pebble in the pond” or “ripple effect.” One in home visit with her led to so many positive changes.
Chris

I love what they do here. Amazing work with animals that is science based and effective. I would recommend them to anyone!
Alice