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Have you stopped inviting family & friends to your home because your dog is so nervous or downright unfriendly?
Wish other people could see how sweet your dog is?
Wondering why he has no doggie friends outside of his housemates, or maybe not even them?
Shy or anxious children are often fine in your household but need extra protection when venturing out in life. The same is true of dogs - they can be lovely with the family and still have serious issues with other people or animals.
DETOUR DOGGIE DELINQUENTS Dogs 19 weeks (early teenagers) or older with social issues
Must come to Osteen site - no in-home sessions available for fastest progress for your dog
Private classes & special small group sessions available for Detouring Doggie Delinquents pets
Programs geared to your family’s & dog’s individual needs
Detour Doggie Delinquents has answers & help for dogs that are
A fearful dog can easily turn into an aggressive dog by following bad advice from well-meaning people or online.
You may have been told to punish a dog that growls, for instance, and to punish him harder if the growling continues. The consequence is that we punish warning signs, inadvertently teaching the dog that he can no longer let us know when he’s afraid. Now, for far too many dogs, his only choice is to snap or bite.
More than 45 years ago when we started training dogs, we too punished dogs (a lot) and luckily got away with it, but better methods are available today with far fewer dangerous side effects.
Advance submission of behavioral questionnaire required to maximize class time spent on solutions, not paperwork
Private sessions for DDD dogs - first 2 hours $270, intensive personalized program
Free training equipment package included if completed behavior form & payment submitted at least 1 week in advance (handcrafted leather leash & safe, gentle, easy-control training collar, $45-$50 value)
Advance submission of behavior form (online is fastest) allows us to plan ahead to cover details you & your dog need the most right now
Extensive questions from behavior form will be covered first during that initial training session
Subsequent private sessions available as needed for $99 per hour - no need to sign up for expensive packages (only available after initial 2-hour session)
We are positive, not permissive, & want to help you and your pet have a safe, happy life together. With our help, the science-based positive motivation program can immediately start the healing process & lead to relationships based on trust & respect.
Discover gentle ways to find your way back to more fun with your dog.
Help your dog feel & act safer, calmer, friendlier than ever.
Build more confidence as you stop or decrease reactive responses in dogs with social issues. Our innovative, intuitive methods have worked wonders for these special dogs that come to us from all over the state.
Students usually start seeing improvement within days with simple logical tweaks in household management.
Getting off the home territory improves social skills faster.
Start today to make your lives better.
Every loud or scary reaction gives an adrenaline high that can take days to subside, so every scary walk or overly stimulating encounter with a stranger or other dogs can delay progress.
Young children may not attend DDD group sessions with shy, nervous, dominant, possessive, territorial, protective, or aggressive dogs. Youngsters may come to private DDD sessions with a completed DDD form submitted with payment at least 1 week in advance and with permission from your instructor, and only with at least two attending adults completely responsible for the safety of attending family & friends.
Occasional 4-week small-group series for extended training: $395 (includes more than $40 of gentle training equipment) All attendees must first attend a special DDD orientation, or have already attended a Best Paw Forward private DDD class, or DDD workshop focusing on social issues, or trained previous dogs in any of our programs
Situations/habits in place for an overwhelming majority of dogs that exhibit aggressive, shy, anxious, protective, possessive and territorial traits:
Some of these choices are not a problem for socially adept, well-raised adult dogs. Some dogs get to sleep on the owners' beds (our own, for instance, after the age of 2), as long as owners want that & the dogs are behaving well the rest of the day.
A dog with social issues, in many cases:
Did not attend a well-run positive puppy program beginning at 8-16 weeks old, often "because he was such a good puppy." Many shy pups don't get into much trouble at first but benefit greatly from A LOT of early socialization
Owners accepted outdated, incorrect information concerning vaccine schedules & well-managed puppy programs
Fed generic or big-name low-to-medium quality dog food
Slept on owner’s bed while a puppy or teenager
Has food left out all the time, currently now or during dog's formative months
Has or has had unrestricted access to the yard (usually through a doggie door or an open door) and unsupervised access to yard with no physical nor visible fence for safety
Was raised in a household that focused on punishment, and even sometimes painful training equipment (especially prong or shock collars) and intimidation rather than reinforcement training
Ran loose in all or part of the house during the formative first two years of life – no dog crate nor other safe confinement was used very long if at all
Slept in a room away from owners (or, even worse, outside) during the formative first two years of life
Was praised for acting protective, especially during formative first two years of life
May have shy, nervous or aggressive doggie relatives in his background