When dealing with dog issues and behavioral problems, many people think they can handle it on their own. However, working on a dog’s behavioral issues on your own without the help of an expert could do as much harm to the dog as good if the problem is not dealt with correctly. By taking a dog to a canine training center, you increase the chance of the issue being resolved without causing new ones. The experts at the Canine Commander canine training center are highly trained to address these issues properly.
The truth is that different underlying problems can manifest themselves with similar symptoms. For example, fear aggression and territoriality can both be shown as aggressive barking and lunging. However, a fearful dog will likely need more understanding and self-esteem raising than a dog who is territorial. If you were to punish a fear aggressive dog, the issue would most certainly become worse. Experts are trained to look for the subtle differences in energy and body language of a dog to determine the underlying problems. Being able to distinguish different issues is a skill that only comes with lots of experience.
In addition, once the problem is diagnosed, fixing the problem is different for different dogs as not all dogs learn the same way. Just like with kids in school, some dogs need constant coaching while others just need to have something told to them once, in the correct way. Dog experts at a professional canine training facility can quickly figure out how your dog learns based on how they react to different canine training techniques.
Once the correct problem and training solution is identified, consistency is key. By working with a dog training expert, you can make sure that your behavior for working with the issue is consistent. If it is not, you are sending the dog mixed signals and confusing them. Having someone else make you aware of your tendencies when working with your dog will help you remain consistent.
Are you interested in dog training in the Long Island area? Contact the Canine Commander canine training center with any questions, for more information, or to book your dog’s training today.