Before Flash Dog Training, walking our Newton, an 80-pound Great Pyrenees mix, was awful. He’d pull, bark, and lunge, always trying to protect us from the scary trucks, kids on bikes, the guy in a hat, a branch that swayed in the wind. We had worked with multiple dog trainers over the years to improve […]
Signing our dog up for Flash Dog Training was one of the best decisions we ever made. When we adopted Ollie from a shelter 2 years ago, we quickly realized there would be many issues to work through. When left in his kennel, he would incessantly bark and try to chew through it. When at
Kiana and I had spent 30 weeks in dog training classes, hoping that with time we could work on her leash aggression, nervousness, and protectiveness around stranger dogs and humans. It got to a point where I dreaded going on walks around the park or on hikes with her because her reactivity was out of
Zahra gained so much freedom through her e-collar training, and I gained a sense of safety and control over my dog…
Zahra and I were referred to Kerry from another trainer in town who told us she was THE expert in e-collar training. At the time, while I was head over heels in love with my adorable new border collie puppy, I was also losing my mind trying to manage her incessant energy on my own.
This statement is CERTAINLY true with people and it’s absolutely true with dogs. The catch is that dogs, like people, are not one thing or the other. They’re not simply insecure or secure. We are all multi layered. We all have things that make us feel less than and we have things about ourselves that
“Your comfort zone will kill you” I couldn’t agree more. Only after breaking out of your comfort zone, patterns or dependent habits can you truly grow. Dogs practice behaviors that produce rewards as well as behaviors that relieve stress. They may practice aggression BECAUSE it’s a release of stress. It becomes comfortable to do so.
Dogs don’t know how to do nothing. They’re really bad at it and they need our help at making them feel like it is a comfortable option. Let’s be real, left to their own devices dogs will make really, really crappy decisions. Even if they are well trained, in the absence of the owner they
Anxiety is probably the biggest emotional issue in pet dogs today. They are anxious for so many reasons: they are not performing job/tasks for what they were bred for, we shower them with unearned affection, we allow too much freedom and not enough structure, we are completely confusing to dogs with our constant talking/fawning over