Rehabilitating dogs with aggression issues

Rehabilitating dogs with aggresion issues


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Ozzie’s owners opted to send him to me for his intensive training after we had an intial lesson at home and Ozzie true to form began attacking me out on a walk.
Dogs have different reasons for behaving aggressively - and just as the reasons for the aggression differ so does the need for our aproach to resolving the issues.

K9 Boot camp - teaching a dog to trust and to follow


Teamwork and togetherness is the root of good training


Here is Ozzie in day 1 of his training camp.
The day before when out walking Ozzie and trying to teach him to follow at his home - he bit me 5-6 times. Serious enough bites that my hands are marked up and sore a day and a half later. Tore my winter jacket too.
Here he is at the beginning of his boot camp and already he is being cooperative. Of course he is muzzled but at the same time - he is being affectionae and loose. Coming in for petting and rubbing and happy to take a treat from my hand in his muzzle.

Dog training pro tip:


If a dog is willing to eat - his stress levels are low. it is always a gopd measuring stick.

Training a dog to follow - the foundation of leadership and earning respect



This video shows Ozzie after a little bit of follow the leader training.
He opted to come and stand in between my legs and I thought we’d play around a little - so I encouraged him to move both forwards and backwards with me a few times. His willingness and focus are apparent and if you would have seen him less than 24 hours earlier - you’d know exactly how relevant this little clip is. I only wish that there was video of him coming after me from the day before - the direction he is taking is nothing short of wonderful compared to the biting from a day earlier.



As much as I dont like being licked on the face - I am glad Ozzie feels safe enough and friendly enough to share some affection.
The only dog I allwo to lick my face is my Bulldog Clara Hughes - since she is not capable of licking her own behind:-)


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As much as I dont like being licked on the face - I am glad Ozzie feels safe enough and friendly enough to share some affection.
The only dog I allwo to lick my face is my Bulldog Clara Hughes - since she is not capable of licking her own behind:-)