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Aggressive Dog Training Program

Enjoy Walking Your Dog Again!

You don’t have to accept your dog’s bad behaviors. We’ll work on aggressive (we prefer the term “reactive”) symptoms such as pulling, lunging, barking, and anxiety – even around distractions such as people and other dogs.

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Problem Behaviors that Aggressive Dog Training Can Help

Your dog will benefit from our training if they exhibit any of these common issues:

  • Barking aggressively
  • Growling
  • Lunging (pulling on the leash)
  • Biting or nipping
  • Showing aggressive body language
  • Bad behavior on walks
  • Displaying territorial behavior
  • Reactivity towards dogs or people
  • Raised fur (hackles)
  • Intense staring
  • Stiff body posture
  • Showing teeth or snarling
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Understanding Dog Aggression

Our aggressive dog training program is geared to dogs of all sizes. Honestly, smaller canines oftentimes show aggression that’s seen as “cute”, especially in the city.

Dealing with an aggressive dog can be challenging, but with the right approach and techniques, you can help your furry friend overcome their aggressive tendencies. Understanding the root cause is the first step towards effective training.

Aggression can manifest in various forms, from growling and lunging to barking and showing territorial behavior. It is crucial to recognize the different types of behavior to address them effectively.

Recognizing Different Types of Aggression

Some dogs exhibit aggression due to fear or anxiety, while others may become aggressive out of possessiveness or territorial instincts. By identifying the specific type your dog displays, we can tailor your training approach accordingly.

Recognizing Territorial Aggression in Canines

Dogs may exhibit territorial aggression to protect their space or resources. Understanding and addressing territorial behavior through training and behavior modification can help reduce aggressive responses in such situations.

Identifying Warning Signs of Aggression

It is important for dog owners to recognize the warning signs of aggression in their pets, such as excessive barking, raised fur, or aggressive body language. Early detection of these signs can help prevent aggressive behavior escalation.

Common Causes of Aggression in Dogs

Aggression can be triggered by various factors, including lack of socialization, past traumatic experiences, or medical issues. Identifying the root cause of your dog’s aggression is essential for developing an effective training plan.

Training Methods for Aggressive Dogs

When it comes to training an aggressive dog, positive reinforcement techniques can be highly effective in encouraging desired behaviors and discouraging aggressive tendencies.

Using Positive Reinforcement in Dog Training

Positive reinforcement involves rewarding good behavior with treats or praise, reinforcing positive associations and creating a conducive learning environment for your dog. This method can help your dog develop new, non-aggressive behaviors.

Behavior Modification Techniques

Behavior modification techniques, such as desensitization and counterconditioning, can be used to change your dog’s response to specific triggers that incite aggression. Consistent training and patience are key to success in modifying behavior.

Implementing Desensitization and Counterconditioning

Desensitization involves exposing your dog to the trigger at a low intensity and gradually increasing exposure, while counterconditioning changes your dog’s negative associations with the trigger by pairing it with positive experiences.

Professional Help

Seeking assistance from a professional dog trainer or behaviorist may be necessary to address severe aggression issues. Professional trainers have the expertise and experience to tailor programs to suit your dog’s unique needs.

When to Seek Professional Assistance

If your dog’s aggression is escalating or posing a risk to others, it’s essential to seek the help of a professional. They can provide guidance on how to manage and train your dog effectively.

Benefits of Working with a Professional

A professional trainer can offer personalized training plans, expert advice, and support to help you address your dog’s behavior effectively. They can also teach you how to implement obedience training and socialization techniques.

Choosing the Right Professional for Your Aggressive Dog

When selecting a professional dog trainer, ensure they have experience in handling aggressive dogs and employ positive reinforcement methods in their training approach. The right trainer can make a significant difference in your dog’s training journey.

Tips for Training an Aggressive Dog

Training an aggressive dog requires patience, consistency, and a clear training plan. By following some key strategies and incorporating proper socialization techniques, you can help your dog overcome their aggressive behaviors.

Key Strategies for Obedience Training with Aggressive Dogs

Obedience training lays the foundation for your dog’s behavior and can help reinforce positive behaviors while discouraging aggression. Establishing clear communication and boundaries with your dog is essential for successful training.

Proper Socialization Techniques to Reduce Aggression

Socializing your dog from a young age can help prevent aggression by exposing them to various environments, people, and other animals. Positive social interactions can reduce fear-based aggression and promote good behavior.

Addressing Reactive Behavior in Dogs

Reactive behavior in dogs, such as reacting aggressively towards other dogs or stimuli, can be managed through proper training and desensitization techniques. Working with a professional can provide the guidance needed to address reactive behavior effectively.

Easy as 1 • 2 • 3

3 Simple Steps to A Well-Behaved Dog

Whether your dog’s challenges are big or small, a positive reinforcement dog training program that utilizes methods backed by science can make an incredible difference in your dog’s behaviors.

  1. 1.

    Initial Discovery Session

    Develop a Customized Training Plan
    1-hour Workshop at Home or Video Call
  2. 2.

    Private At-Home Lessons

    Receive Your Individualized Training
    4 - 6 Lessons at Home or Video Call
  3. 3.

    Happy Dog, Happy Life

    Enjoy a Well-Behaved Dog!
    Reinforcement Lessons if Necessary
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What Does Our Aggressive Dog Training Program Include?

Your training is customized to you and generally covers all the essential basic obedience training your dog needs.

  • 1 full hour of stress-free training
  • 100% positive reinforcement based training methods
  • Rachel comes to you and trains in the comfort of your own home
  • The whole family can get involved - kids too!
  • Each lesson can adapt and focus on your requested priorities
  • Resources and products recommended for your specific situation
  • Easy tips that take just a few minutes a day to reinforce lessons

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Join our 200+ happy customers. Once you contact us, we'll reach out to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation where you can discuss with Rachel recommended training options, go over rates, and get your questions answered.

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Our Dog Training Classes

  • Dog Obedience Training Classes

    Positive reinforcement dog obedience training classes with a private trainer. Your pet learns better behavior faster with humane dog training techniques.

  • Puppy Training Classes

    Are you a proud owner of a young dog, eager to see them thrive and behave well in any situation? Enroll your pup in a professional training class designed to cater to their specific needs and nurture their potential for learning and growth.

  • Aggressive Dog Training Program

    You don’t have to accept your dog’s bad behaviors. We’ll work on aggressive (we prefer the term “reactive”) symptoms such as pulling, lunging, barking, and anxiety – even around distractions such as people and other dogs.

  • Dog Separation Anxiety Training

    If your dog is having trouble being left home alone for even short periods of time, we can help! Rachel provides customized lessons to promote calm behavior for your anxious dog.

  • At-Home Dog Training Classes

    Tailored, at-home dog training classes designed to provide your furry friend with the best training experience right in the comfort of your own home.

  • Online Dog Training Classes

    All of my dog training classes are available to be delivered remotely via video calls using Zoom or Facetime.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Risk-Free Guarantee applies to the Initial Discovery Session only. If you feel that you did not receive value from your Initial Discovery Session, you can request for a refund within 24 hours of the session. The request should include a brief explanation of why you feel you did not receive value.

Our goal is to ensure that you receive value from our first session together. The Guarantee does not apply to subsequent sessions.

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Rollins Family Dog Training uses only positive reinforcement techniques based on the most up to date research in behavioral science.

This means we are committed to making the learning process not fun and affective for both you and your dog. We will never use punishment or fear based methods to meet your training goals.

Positive reinforcement training uses approached training by using rewards to promote good behavior. Contrary to the popular myth, this does not mean that we allow unwanted behavior to take place unchecked.

Through the use of crate training as well as play pins, baby gates, and many other safety techniques, we restrict the ability to perform bad behavior while training alternative good behaviors.

Many dogs (especially young dogs) will be a bit anxious for a short while when their owner leaves them home alone. Most dogs that start out upset about being left home alone will eventually be able to calm down and rest after a short period of time.

When a dog spends an hour or more crying, pacing, or being destructive in the house then they might be suffering from separation anxiety. If this is the case with your dog then specialized training to help develop new coping skills is the only way to help cure this condition.

Rollins Family Dog Training is specially certified to help with this specific form of anxiety disorder. Please schedule a free phone consultation today!

Training is to dogs what learning a new language is to humans; the younger they are, the faster and easier it is for them learn.

It’s always a good idea to start training your puppy as soon as they are brought home but it’s also never too late to learn the basics of good manners training.

Whether your dog is a puppy or an older adult, positive reinforcement training can always provide tremendous benefits and only strengthen your bond and communication with your dog.

Every dog is a unique individual with you their own special needs as far as training good behavior goes.

At Rollins Family Dog Training we tailor each training program around the particular needs of the dog and owner that we are currently working with.

This approach guarantees the fastest possible results for you and your four legged family member.

Dog barking, including demand barking, anxiety barking, and alert barking, are very common problems that we are fully qualified to address using positive techniques with dogs of all breeds and dogs of all sizes.

Training for good manners while on leash is one of the most common struggles that dog owners face in the busy city environment that most of us live in.

We have years of experience successfully training dogs to become happy well mannered companions while out and about in any environment.

Because we treat each dog and owner as individuals and work to create training programs to address your specific needs, there is no single price for training.

We want to make sure we are giving you the services that fit your needs specifically without adding on any extra unnecessary time or work.

For this reason, prices will vary as we discuss with you the best training package based on your goals and then decide together which of our training packages would best work for you.

Please schedule a free phone consultation for more information on the different plans available and the pricing for each.

If you have any other questions, please reach out to us!