I am concerned about my pet's behavior, where do I start?
Pets can exhibit a plethora of troubling behaviors, from potty training mishaps to severe aggression and anxiety. That is why B.R.A.V.E. Dog Training LLC has a wide variety of training options to meet all of your behavioral needs. B.R.A.V.E. takes a force, fear, and intimidation-free approach to training, relying instead on scientifically proven methods of training and behavior modification. Their trainers stay on the cutting edge of the industry by attending courses, workshops, and seminars with some of the best trainers in the world. Whether you are struggling with basic manners or a severe behavioral issue, B.R.A.V.E. Dog Training LLC has solutions for you.
For more information or to sign up for a consultation, visit www.bravedogtraining.com
"B.R.A.V.E. Dog Training LLC offers both group classes and private, in-home training. Their group classes range from Puppy Kindergarten all the way to Off-Leash Obedience and are heavily focused on basic skills and manners as well as the prevention and resolution of minor behavioral issues such as over-exuberance, handling sensitivities, and weariness around new people, places, and things. Classes occur in a variety of environments, from public parks to the Leesburg Premium Outlets and Home Depot. This helps ensure reliability regardless of distractions.
For more severe behavioral issues, such as fear or aggression on leash, resource guarding, or fear or aggression towards family members, strangers, or other dogs, B.R.A.V.E. Dog Training LLC will work closely with you during private, in-home sessions to develop a step-by-step behavior modification plan designed to meet your needs. With B.R.A.V.E., you can work towards a happier, healthier, safer partnership between you and your pet!”
- Wyatt Head of Behavior Modification
BRAVE Dog Training LLC www.bravedogtraining.com
Behavior Solutions for Pets
Minimizing Stress at the Vet: Acepromazine
"It should be noted that the drug acepromazine (Ace, ACP) is contraindicated for treating anxious (Frank, Gauthier, and Bergeron, 2006 ) or aggressive animals as they are more reactive to noise and startle under its influence (Overall, 1997 ), and can produce marked sedation (Thompson, 1998 ). Acepromazine is a phenothiazine derivative tranquilizer that works by dissociative effects. This means that an animal might still perceive the fearful stimulus but be unable to make sense of it cognitively, resulting in increased fear and atypical reactions (Overall, 1997 ).”
Animal Behaviorists: Dr. Karen on Overall on Acepromazine
The Bucket Game, a game that gives dogs choice and the ability to provide consent in handling.
Here is a video of Wyatt (Head of Behavior Modification) working with his own dog on a two-handed ear check using a method very similar to the bucket game. This is the kind of thing we would work on during an in-office consultation. Noél did not like having her ears handled at this point. This is her first time doing this exercise; however, she is VERY familiar with the counter-conditioning process. This video does a good job of showing how quickly things can go with a dog who already knows how the game works. You can skip through if you’d like so you can easily see the full progression from just reaching an actual ear check, to what Wyatt calls “the ear manhandle”.