Fear & Aggression Behavior Problems

Fear & Aggression

Fearful and aggressive behavior will not go away on its own. The dog will not grow out of it. Left untreated, both the frequency and the intensity of the problems will increase. Fear and aggression cannot be “punished” out of the dog. In fact, punishment can make things much worse.

Canine Dimensions has excellent training and counter-conditioning protocols that can help rehabilitate dogs with aggression, fear, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety and shyness. We use modern training, management, desensitization and classical counter-conditioning techniques that are highly effective and give lasting results.  We can help with:

Fear & Aggression
  • Aggression toward humans
  • Aggression toward other dogs
  • Aggressive behavior on leash
  • Growling, snapping or biting to protect food, toys, treats and bones
  • Fear and Phobias
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Separation Distress Syndrome (Separation Anxiety)
  • Shyness, lack of confidence

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Read some emails from our clients:

“Other trainers had given up on Dewey, but we decided to keep trying. You were the first trainer who was able to explain to us why Dewey had bitten. You gave us specific things we could do to help manage the situation, but more importantly, you gave us things we could do to help change Dewey’s frame of mind. Dewey is much happier and much more relaxed now – and so are we! His whole attitude has changed. He acts differently when people pass by outside. We have taught him to sit politely in his place when people come to the door. We definitely see a positive change in him.”

(From one of our clients who is a vet) “As you probably noticed, I was initially a little embarrassed at having to reach out for help from a trainer. But I had done everything I could with medication. It helped a little, but Buddy was still very stressed in his crate. Your approach to the problem from a training perspective is exactly what I needed. You helped teach Buddy to settle comfortably in the crate without injuring himself, in fact, he loves his crate now! I will definitely recommend your services to my clients.”

“As you know we’ve been working with Max every day practicing the exercises you gave us. Although things have always gone smoothly during these planned practice sessions, I always had it in the back of my mind that I hoped this really would work if we were actually faced with a situation like the ones where Max had growled at us in the past. Well yesterday it happened. Lori accidentally knocked the remote control off the coffee table and Max grabbed it and ran off. But this time I calmly approached him, just like we had practiced, and said “OUT” and he instantly dropped it! No growling! Needless to say we are now even more motivated to continue the training. We finally found something that is working for us. Thanks again for everything!"

“I know it's been a long and tiresome road, but I wanted to let you know that the efforts are definitely paying off. I can't thank you enough for the help you've given me with Wrigley. I was walking him today and we were joined about halfway through by Julie and her dog. Wrigley never even flinched. I was so proud of him. I came home right after and felt like I needed to let you know. The change I've seen in him over the past few months has been nothing short of miraculous. I know there's a lot of work still ahead of us, but I want to thank you for never giving up, for always giving encouragement and for always being there, even when my questions were small ones. Thank you so much for your teachings and your support. Your program is awesome."

"Kevin was very skeptical about the idea of dog training. He was just waiting to challenge you. Thank you for bringing him around. If he didn't see results in that first session, I think he would have given up immediately. He is still talking about how it only took five minutes of walking Rocky to get him under control. He called his brother right after you left to tell him about it. Kevin is definitely a believer now!”

“I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the “new” Sophie! She is a totally changed dog thanks to you. It’s been six months since we began the training and she a calmer and more confident. I’m sure she is now a much happier dog. We are following the program to the letter and it has really paid off.”