Fearful, Nervous, or Reactive dogs

The Fearful, Nervous, or Reactive dogs must be handled differently than the rest of our happy-go-lucky puppers. The main issue that nervous dogs cause for us is with boarding them. We cannot keep them overnight. We cannot have them biting a member of the staff while they are being cared for. For this reason, we have a specific program for both fearful dogs as well as dogs who suffer from extreme fear or anxiety.  Dogs who are struggling with these tendencies are not able to sign up for Daycare without being trained by us first. If we decide that socialization is a good path for your dog’s rehabilitation, we will include that as part of the dog’s training program, we just can’t start there. The program below is specifically designed for fearful, nervous, or reactive dogs dogs. If you are calling us for these types of concerns, this will be your dog’s program. If the dog excels and we are able to make major change in the dog’s behavior, the pup may then be eligible for the other services that Kranky K9 can offer.

Program for Nervous Nelly – 10 weeks – $1575

  1. 6 Private Lessons

Then 

  1. 4 days of Dayschool

Once this program is complete, if the owner wants to move on, it is possible that the dog could be eligible for board and train. If this is a wish of the owner, the trainer will do an evaluation to determine if boarding school is right for this particular dog. 

The skills that will be evaluated at the end of the program are below:

  • Dog must Recall, Heel, and Muzzle
  • Dog must be able to be handled by the trainer without displaying human-aggression 
  • Dog must be able to be crated without displaying human-aggressive behavior

We also will want to make sure the dog has been trained to wear a muzzle before entering the building. Some aggression problems are very minor and may not require that a muzzle be used. But if it is a serious issue, the dog will be wearing the muzzle often, so we want them to be comfortable in it. The brands that we recommend for our line of work are the Baskerville muzzle or the Jafco muzzle. The video below describes the muzzle training process.

If you are struggling with aggressive behavior problems in your dog, we know what you’re going through and we can help you. These types of cases need to be handled carefully. We have had many years of experience dealing with these types of problems for pet owners and we can’t wait to begin resolving your’s. 

We do, however, need to proceed in a very specific way…

The aggressive dogs must be handled differently than the rest of our happy-go-lucky puppers. The main issue that aggressive dogs cause for us is with boarding them. We cannot keep them overnight. We cannot have them biting a member of the staff while they are being cared for. For this reason, we must do either a day school or a private lesson format for their training program. Dogs who are struggling with aggressive tendencies are not able to sign up for Daycare without being trained by us first. If we decide that socialization is a good path for your dog’s rehabilitation, we will include that as part of the dog’s training program. We just can’t start there. We also will want to make sure the dog has been trained to wear a muzzle before entering the building. Some aggression problems are very minor and may not require that a muzzle be used. But if it is a serious issue, the dog will be wearing the muzzle often, so we want them to be comfortable in it. The brands that we recommend for our line of work is the Baskerville muzzle or the Jafco muzzle. The video below describes the muzzle training process.