Areas of Expertise
We specialize in a few behavioral problems that are very common. Many dogs are brought to us for behavioral rehabilitation and we have had tremendous success in:
1) Helping dogs overcome their low self-esteem. If you have a dog that is scared of other dogs, people, and/or sounds, your dog can be rehabilitated by spending some time with our dog pack and behaviorist.
The common signs of a dog with low self-esteem are: urinating, crouching down, always wanting to be behind or under something, not wanting to engage in play with other dogs, not wanting to socialize with other dogs, barking at other dogs, and being aggressive towards other dogs when cornered.
The length of time to rehabilitate a dog with low self-esteem can vary from 7 days up to 3 months, depending on how severe and mentally scarred a dog is.
2) Showing dogs how to walk properly while on a leash. If you have a dog that just pulls you in any direction and gets very excited when he sees another animal, human, vehicle, or sound when walked, then your dog can spend some time with our behaviorist and his dog pack and your dog will learn the proper rules of the walk. Your dog will learn to walk beside the person no matter what speed the human travels, your dog will stop walking when the human stops, and your dog will SIT when the human stops walking.
If you have a happy-go-lucky dog that is very playful, then he could be taught to walk properly on a leash in a few short days.
If you have a dog that is dominant in an aggressive manner, then he could probably be taught to walk properly on a leash in 1 week's time.
Some severe cases that we've dealt with are dogs that absolutely do not want a leash around their neck so they cause a huge scene by yelping loudly, peeing, and defacating. If you have a dog like this, he would need to spend a minimum of 2 weeks with us to get really comfortable being walked with a leash.
3) Getting dogs to get inside a vehicle. A common problem that people have is trying to get their dog inside their car or truck. A healthy normal dog with no physical disabilities should be able to walk up, or jump up into a car or truck. This is important as you shouldn't be fighting with your dog just to take him to the vet, dog park, friend's house, etc.
Typically dogs that do not want to get inside a vehicle can be taught to do so by spending a few days with our behaviorist and his dog pack.