Personal Behavioral Coaching and Counseling is available for people needing a more personal, 1 – 1 approach to canine behavior concerns such as aggression, separation anxiety or even house training issues. Problem behavior can be extremely frustrating for both the owner and the dog. Most problem behaviors can be modified by behavioral techniques such as Counter Conditioning, Systematic Desensitization, Management and Positive Reinforcement of new behaviors, the same behavior approach used by behavior veterinarians. Each client’s canine challenge is dealt with individually. A thorough written and oral evaluation is conducted to assess all triggers and contributing factors. Then a treatment plan, specific to the particular dog’s needs, is designed and implemented to help modify inappropriate behaviors. Our program also emphasizes owner education to maximize your dog’s rehabilitation and is based on only positive reinforcement and behavior techniques used in veterinary teaching universities across the country.
Barb will help you to effectively understand and communicate the desired behaviors you want your dog to exhibit. Also written literature is provided with the program to continue the learning process outside of the session.
Dogs are never choked, corrected or harmed in any way with our behavioral methodology. This type of training is not only damaging to the dog but has been scientifically proven to exacerbate aggression, arousal as well as fear and anxiety in the dog. Any kind of physical or verbal correction also destroys the owner-dog bond and is NEVER recommended or utilized.
Call Barb Levenson Dog training centers at: (412)795-9642 or email us at: email@example.com