Training a dog who has excessive house guarding and barking issues can be challenging, but it is important to address these issues for the safety and wellbeing of both the dog and their owner.
Our approach to training dogs with these issues involves first identifying the underlying cause of the behavior. This may involve observing the dog's environment, daily routine, and triggers that cause the barking and guarding behavior. Once we have identified the cause, we can then develop a tailored training plan.
We utilize clear and consistent communication to encourage the dog to exhibit more appropriate behaviors instead of excessive barking and guarding. This involves rewarding the dog for calm behavior in situations where they would normally bark and guard.
We also use desensitization and counter-conditioning techniques to help the dog overcome any fears or anxieties that may be causing the excessive barking and guarding behavior. This involves gradually exposing the dog to the trigger that causes the behavior while using positive reinforcement to encourage calm behavior.
In addition, we work with the owner to address any management issues that may be contributing to the behavior. This may include modifying the dog's environment to reduce potential triggers, such as providing a quiet space for the dog to retreat to.
Overall, our approach to training dogs with excessive house guarding and barking issues is focused on identifying the underlying cause, developing a tailored training plan, and using positive reinforcement and management techniques to encourage appropriate behavior and reduce stress for both the dog and their owner.