Dog Behavior Modification

Dog Behavior Modification on Long Island, NY

What is Dog Behavior Modification?

Dog behavior modification issues may arrise from misunderstandings, stress or pressure, unpleasant experiences for a dog, poor training or care from a previous dog owner. We at Maximum K9 Service can correct these dog behavior modification issues at our dog training facility located on Long Island, NY.

dog behavior modification training

Our professional dog experts and certified trainers have developed a proven program for dog behavior modification and can help you and your pet as well. Don't wait any longer and let us help eliminate these problems like fear, barking, biting, hyperactivity, aggression, anxiety, insecurity and bad behaviors.

Dogs better react and understand where they are provided with clear structure and communication. Maximum K9 Service has over 3,000 sq. ft of dog training facility where owners and their pets can play and train with them.

Frequently Asked Questions about dog behavior modification

What is positive training methods for behavior modification? 

Because many behavior problems are anxiety-related, our dog trainers will use positive training methods such as a piece of food which might be used to "lure" your dog into a sitting position and rewarding for properly following commands. Using these methods, the dog learns to sit on cue with reward-based training.

Is behavior modification the same as training?

They are both similar but not exactly the same. Behavior modification changes the behavior of your dog by using proven principles of learning. Behavior modification can also include medication to reduce anxiety and reactivity. 

At Maximum K9 Service, we use most of the dog behavior modification techniques to help your dog learn. They do require a lot of time and effort.

  • Habituation
  • Conditioning
  • Reinforcement
  • Second-order reinforcers
  • Extinction
  • Overlearning
  • Shaping
  • Avoidance
  • Desensitization
  • Counterconditioning
  • Flooding
  • Punishment

Selecting a Dog Behavior Modification Trainer

  • Look for dog trainers who use positive training methods that reward for good behavior rather than punishment for unacceptable behavior.
  • Attend an obedience class without your pet at your local community or area that you live in. Talk with some of the pet owners and ask them questions. Talk with some of the participants after the class and decide if you should enroll in a dog training school or facility.
  • Ask dog trainers beforehand on their plan of action and what exactly they plan to do with your pet.
  • Make sure your dog feels comfortable with your trainer.