Pet Dog Training
Fully Enjoy the Relationship with Your Dog
ABP clients typically seek ABP pet dog training or companion dog training because they wish to address (or preemptively avoid) behavioral issues which can cause frustration or anxiety in the household and prevent the owner (and their family) from fully enjoying the relationship with their dog.
Common behavioral issues or dog training goals may include (but are not limited to):
- Bite history;
- Resource guarding;
- Separation anxiety;
- Leash pulling/lunging;
- House training and crate training;
- Puppy training;
- Integrating dogs with other animals in the household, for example pet cats;
- Generalized anxiety;
- Poor impulse control and lack of boundary; and
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The ABP foundational principle of, ‘training the owner to train the dog’ means working closely together with the owner at all times. Equipping them with knowledge and tools to better understand their dog, have realistic expectations of them, and embed training and behavioral reinforcement into their daily interactions. This approach is paramount to achieving a sustainable shift in the relationship dynamic and the dogs behavior.
The end game for ABP pet dog training and companion dog training is a happy, well-rounded, confident companion animal fully and harmoniously integrated with the family unit and who can travel with equanimity, at the side of their owner, into any situation required of them.