Turning around the troubled dog.
All carrot. No stick. No kidding.
Certified dog trainer serving the Star Prairie, Osceola, Amery, New Richmond, Stillwater, Taylors Falls, Dresser and Deer Park areas.
Dog training is evolving. Look around and you'll notice a lot of the old do-it-or-else attitudes dropping away like their counterparts in child-rearing did a few decades ago. We're seeing a cultural revolution that mirrors a growing recognition (and body of scientific evidence) that dogs have feelings and opinions. Somebody's In There, y'all.
Does your dog have a... <ahem> lack of manners? Housetraining problems or marking? Do you wish he came to you when called every time?
Is he afraid of strangers or children? Does he scare people who come to visit? Is he a freak on a leash? Does he guard food or stolen items? Or bully his playmates at the dog park?
You and your dog's quality of life can be transformed by high-quality training.
Separation Anxiety Training
Separation anxiety is a genuine panic disorder or phobia, like the fear of flying or public speaking. And like any other type of anxiety, a dog who has this phobia doesn’t have any control over it. His destructiveness, self-injury or howling while alone are not symptoms of misdirected anger or stubbornness. Neither can he be effectively distracted from his fear with extra yummy treats. And sadly, the close escape-proof confinement that owners have to resort to often only heightens his suffering.