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BEHAVIOUR ISSUES

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While most of the behaviours that Fido exhibits are perfectly natural for a dog, sometimes they can become problematic for us humans, which can lead to stress and strain on relationships.  Learn more about how we categorize behaviour issues and what we can do to help.

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$159 +GST

90 MINUTES IN-CENTRE

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Common vs. Complex?

At Raising Fido Canine Behaviour & Training Centre we divide behaviour issues into two categoriescommon and complex. One consists of behaviours that we mostly just find annoying, but could have some safety implications. The other consists of behaviours that are either abnormal or maladaptive and can have serious health and/or safety implications.​​​

Common Issues

They often involve what is considered species normal behaviour for a dog, but conflict might occur when your dog does it either when you don't want, or where you don't want. The list below includes some of the most prevalent examples.

Complex Issues

They are not only problematic for us, but also for our dog as they can have significant impact on their overall health and well-being. The list below includes some examples of behavioural symptoms of complex issues, as well as some neurological conditions and/or genetic predispositions that could cause such symptoms.

  • Excessive alert barking

  • Chewing the wrong items

  • Urination (including marking) or defecation inside

  • Digging in the wrong spot

  • Begging at the table

  • Jumping up on people

  • Counter surfing in the kitchen

  • Bullying playmates or housemates

  • Resource guarding toward other dogs

  • Hard mouthing, nipping, or herding with people

  • Chasing after critters

Common Behaviour
Issue Examples

  • Injurious bite to dog or person

  • Conflict aggression

  • Instinctive/Predatory Drift

  • Pica

  • ​Hyperkinesis

  • Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

  • Anxieties, fears, & phobias like:

    • Separation Anxiety​

    • Noise phobia

    • Generalized anxiety

    • Fear-based reactivity (social fear)

    • Resource guarding toward people

  • Stereotypies like:

    • Licking

    • Shadow or light chasing

    • Tail chasing/whirling

    • Flank sucking

    • Fly snapping

    • Pacing

Complex Behaviour
Issue Examples

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      ASSESS      

A private consult is the best place to start if you are experiencing issues like those listed above. The trainer will be able to make recommendations for the ideal training format to move forward with to work on resolving the situation.

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        PLAN        

Book in and get prepared to start the program that was recommended by the trainer following your private consultation. It will be one of the following programs:

Group Training 

Day Training

One-on-One Training

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   IMPLEMENT  

Start your program!

 

Step by step, we will work toward your goals to resolve behaviour issues. We'll troubleshoot any thing that may arise and make adjustments as needed to support you and Fido in your journey. 

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"Behaviour doesn’t just flow like a fountain, behaviour is a tool animals use to produce consequences."

Dr. Susan Friedman Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Utah State University

Get Started!

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