Dog behaviorist Turning Whimpers Into Wags
Dog Behavior therapy defined • Dog behavior therapy focuses on the behaviors or expressed attitudes of the dog. • Then dog behaviorist modify the dog’s problem behavior into a more suitable and content manner.
What types of dog problems do dog behaviorist encounter? • Anti -Social behavior - Towards Dogs, Humans and other animals • Aggression - Dog to Dog and Dog to Human as well as other forms of aggression • Separation Anxiety • Prey Chasing- including cars, Traffic etc • Excessive Territorial behavior • Nervous behavior and Phobias • Inter- Dog aggression - Break down of relationship between dogs in same household • Normal but inappropriate behavior that could lead to abandonment or relinquishment (and euthanasia)
How do dog behaviorist help the dog? • Dog behaviorist may go to the dog’s house. To treat the pooch in its natural environment and eliminate any external variables. • Dog behaviorist may also bring the dog back to their facility among other dogs to help adjust them to the pack order. The pack order is the dog following his/her leader.
What will help a dog? • It Depends on the problem. • For canines suffering from separation anxiety, there are multiple ways to help: • Do Not Punish the dog, as this will only further anxiety. • Never make a fuss when one leaves or comes back home. • Make the dogs feel comfortable by themselves. You can do this with special treats or toys left out only when they are left alone.
What is it like being a dog behaviorist? Great Side Hardwork, but worth it side • Being self employed and running your own business. • Working with dogs and people • Improving the dog’s quality of life as well as the human’s quality of life. • Long hours: Average day is from 7am to 9pm • Working 7 days a week to fit in all the clients • Seeing some dogs in a very unsuitable environment
This sounds great! How can I become a dog behaviorist? • To progress in this field you need to have a Masters degree and to become very successful or TOP DOG, you need a doctorate degree. • Some good schools for an education in dog behavior therapy are: • American College of Applied Science • Animal Behavior College • Compass education • Animal Care college • Kennel Club (UK)
Dog behaviorist help lead troubled pooches to a happier and brighter future