Human Aggression

H for Help

Few things are more stressful than living with a dog that barks, growls, snaps & bites visitors and strangers, or even some family members.

Perhaps your dog is growling at the children over his food bowl or toys, or at you or your partner when he’s hunkered down on his bed, your bed, or the couch. Maybe it’s just one family member your dog has taken a dislike to—an uncle or grandma. Or it’s visitors who can’t come into your home without feeling threatened. Or strangers on the street who try to say hello or just walk on by.

Living with a dog showing aggression to family members or strangers is stressful, heart breaking, and dangerous. Whatever form your dog’s aggression takes, we’d love to help change his behavior and bring you peace of mind.

Human Aggression Day Training

We Train Your Dog For You

Our trainer will train your dog for you in your home or out and about where you need him to be on his best calm behavior around strangers. We’ll do the training work so you have more time to focus on all the other tasks on your to-do list, then we’ll transfer our training results to you.

Program Fee: 

$165 for Goal Setting & Assessment Consult
$1540 for 3 weeks of training (14 training sessions).
We recommend that you participate in each training session so we can leave you with minimal management and practice work.

Why does he do that??

Our clients and students often ask us why their dogs behave the way they do. When it comes to aggression, fear is usually the culprit.

What? He hardly looks scared, you say. We know. He looks kind of scary doing all that barking and growling and lunging. But many dogs learn that when you bark and growl and lunge things move away from you. It’s really a pretty smart technique, when you think about it. Not a very socially acceptable one, though!

Okay, you say, but why is he so scared in the first place? Well, it could be that he’s had a bad past experience that’s led him to lash out proactively to protect himself.

But far more likely it’s a lack of experience. Dogs who don’t grow up around lots of different kinds of people during puppyhood often suffer from under-socialization. Not as adept at generalizing as humans, dogs who grow up around a small number of similar humans expect them all to look the same and are startled when they don’t.

So what can I do?
Our human aggression dog training includes two approaches: We teach your dog there’s nothing to be afraid of, and show him new, more effective ways to behave when he encounters new people. We show you how to manage your dog’s behavior in different situations.