REQUIRED for any NEW client/dog Consultation and Initial Session $110.00 (1.5 - 2 hr session and follow up via email) During the consultation, Kris will speak with you, in depth about the dog's current problems, past problems, every day regime, your relationship with the dog and what training you're currently doing to gauge a best suited program plan to rehabilitate the dog. After this has been done, Kris will then demonstrate the new training cues/techniques that will be used in the program. After the consultation is complete, you will receive a email listing everything she went over and sometimes including more information to best help you understand what your dog is going through.
Single 1 hr sessions $65.00 (these can be purchased after a consultation has been done)
These prices are for Delta, Surrey, Langley and some parts of Aldergrove. Outside these geographical regions, please contact us @ ModernCanineTraining@Gmail.com or (604) 866-8999.
A behaviour problem is defined by the dog exhibiting an abnormal behaviour response to a certain stimulus. The problem can be on-leash reactivity, excessive barking at the door, chasing his own tail to the point of obsession, separation anxiety, resource guarding, dog-dog aggression, human aggression to name a few of the most common.
What is behavioural therapy?
A therapeutic approach that focuses on changing undesirable behaviours and replacing them with a reinforced desired behaviour. Sometimes when working with abnormal emotional responses from dogs, such as fear, we need to change not only the physical response to the stimulus but the mental response as well. This is done through counter conditioning which is creating a positive response to a stimulus to get rid of an unwanted response.
Example: A dog has a fear of hats on people, we need to change their thought process to ENJOY hats on people, this will first change the dogs emotional response then in turn change the physical response (no longer barking, lunging, running away ect)
Why Modern Canine Training Does it Different First off, we do not use any training that causes the dog stress, physical harm or any other unpleasant emotions paired with many forms of training.
Aggression is a serious problem that is often overlooked by owners and other trainers that claim the dog is just dominant and to gain control of leadership, that will fix the problem. WRONG! This will make you (the owner) feel more in control of your dog, this will not fix a dog that is showing aggressive behaviours.
During a consultation and initial session with us, the trainer will go over a questionarre with you about extensive detail into your dog's past and current problem behaviour(s). Once the consultation is complete a assessment may be done (depending on the case and trainers discretion) to see the dog's problem behaviour, although most consultations do not need assessments (the last thing we want to do is cause the dog more stress, so if we don't have to....we won't). Once the trainer is satisfied with the amount of information given, she will then create a program, this usually includes the following: Management of the dog's behaviour Household Changes that can be affecting the problem behaviour De-stress Time (ie: vacation) to give thedog some much needed relaxing Proper Nutrition poor foods can play a dramatic role in some aggression cases Medical Check from Veterinarian (for some cases to rule out any medical problems that could be present) Proper Training Equipmentwhich usually includes a body harness, 6 ft lead and sometimes in strong dogs head halters Training Techniques which include Counter-Conditioning, Desensitization, Operant-Conditioning Training Tools are obedience commands to be taught if not already known
Many mild problems are not in need of more than the consultation but for those that are (more severe cases), we offer special package pricing.
Behavioural Therapy is used in more ways then just when dealing with aggressive behaviours. If your dog is exhibiting a behaviour that is considered to be excessive or even unhealthy, it's time to call in a professional to get it in control as soon as possible before the behaviour gets out of hand.
Problem Behaviours MCT deals with:
Barking at people when they come through the door
Urinating/defecating in the home
Fears of sounds
Fears of visual objects
Over rambunctious dog
Chewing (older then 1 year)
Chasing/obsessions with smaller animals
On-leash Reactivity (friendly dog - but goes crazy when another dog or human is around)
What is different from a Behaviour Problem and your overall Obedience Training? Obedience is to show the dog and owner cues and behaviours to prevent problem behaviours from starting. When a problem behaviour has been going on for a extended period of time, this dog has a serious problem that he or she has spent x amount of time learning, so this dog needs to 'un-learn' it through different training.
Training usually includes: Systematic Desensitization/Exposure Therapy Counter Conditioning Environmental Management Behaviour Management Extinction Overall change in household (sometimes) Foundation Training - changing the way you interact with your dog to make training more successful.
If you're unsure if your dog belongs in this category, please contact us, we'll be happy to direct you in the proper direction to best help you.