Bella, a 4-year-old Yorkie, was experiencing several types of aggression including human aggression, dog aggression, and leash aggression!
Bella is sweet as pie with her owner… but only with her owner!
Bella is a member of a multi-dog household, and had started several fights with her fellow housemate, Amber. The fights had escalated to such severity that Amber went to live with another family member until the issues could be sorted out.
Unfortunately, that’s not the end of Bella’s aggression. She is also uncomfortable around strange people, and often lashes out aggressively. She does have a bite history. Bella is also nervous around other dogs, and has instigated many a fight.
Finally, Bella is completely out of control on the leash! She may be tiny, but she was experiencing leash aggression (leash reactivity), leash pulling, and was easily distracted.
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Cooper’s leash reactivity and territorial behavior was fueled by his anxiety…
This of course made it very difficult to walk him, and very risky to have visitors! His family was confused because Cooper was a pretty great dog otherwise. He knew his commands, too, but he didn’t listen when there were distractions around.
Cooper and his owner learned many new skills, like how to heel, which helped overcome his leash reactivity. They also learned the place command and how to use it to overcome his anxiety in the house.
Our first step was to teach Cooper’s owner how to teach him to relax, and how to focus!
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Brenner had issues with aggression and territorial behavior when guests would visit her home.
Brenner would bark, growl, lunge, and even bite whenever guests entered her home. Just a week before she began working with our trainer, Brenner bit someone, winning the family a visit from Animal Control.
This is every family’s worst nightmare: what to do with a biting dog? Thankfully, they found a trainer who was capable of teaching everyone how to overcome Brenner’s aggressive behavior.
Check out how far they’ve come!
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