Aggression Camp

Partners Dog Training has been solving dog aggression problems since 1997. Our experience is unparalleled in the industry. Our staff, led by Training Director and Founder, Leighton Oosthuisen, have been specializing in aggression, dog-on-dog dominance, biting, and lunging for decades.

We have been referred by leading vets for more than two decades. Rest assured, if we can’t fix it, no one can.

Aggression Camp addresses all levels of dog aggression, people aggression, insecurity, resource guarding, and more.

What’s included?

Night Minimum Stay at our state-of-the-art training facility

Training Sessions Per Day With A Senior Trainer

DemonStration Lessons To See your dog's progress

Transitional Private Lessons to teach YOU how to train

Pet Parenting Group Classes

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Unparalleled Experience

At Partners, we succeed with more high-risk dog aggression cases than any other dog training school in the Valley. The fact that thousands of dogs have gone through this program makes us uniquely qualified to address any aggressive dog behaviors that have developed.

When there's no where else to go

Time and time again we take in students who simply had nowhere else to go. People that were turned away from every other dog school because their dog was “too high-risk”. All we ask is that you are open and honest with us.

All shapes and sizes. All problems.

Every dog is different. At Partners we factor in personality, breed, age, and many other variables to come up with the best plan to reach success. The key is cooperation and transparency with us, as well as following our suggestions and training plan moving forward.

Industry-Defining Strategies

In many cases, aggressive behavior has developed over years and is well established. Our programs aren’t perfect, but they are by far the best available. Using positive motivation, combined with proper timing, we are able to reach solutions and bring your dog to a manageable point.

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How Aggression Camp works

A Step by Step Look into how we solve aggression in dogs

Step 1: Assessment + Check-In

  • Before enrolling your dog in Aggression Camp, we need to conduct an assessment.
  • Aggression can be an emotional situation, and this will give you the opportunity to meet us and see how we train.
  • It also allows us the opportunity to get to know you and your pup in order to see if we are the best fit for you.
  • During this assessment we will determine a course of action (Training Plan). We should note that in many cases we may only be able to determine an approximate plan. This plan may have to be adjusted as time progresses.  
  • We will also require all vaccination records as well as background details into your dog’s history.
  • Finally, we will discuss your goals. Being realistic and consistent will result in a better solution and a happy client-trainer relationship.

Step 2: Training + Demos

  • Next, your dog will start their training.

  • In Aggression Camp, your pup will generally have three daily training sessions of thirty minutes.

  • These sessions are structured around work, exercise, rest and modeling. 

  • In between training sessions, your dog will rotate between exercise areas, crated under supervision on the Training Floor, or resting in their sleeping area. Crating allows us to use “modeling” to introduce acceptable behavior. (Modeling is watching other dogs in training around them, and learning what is good and inappropriate.)

  • Your pup may also experience socialization and supervised play groups.

  • During the training period, we would like to see you once a week for a thirty minute demonstration session. During this time, your trainer will cover what has been happening, what we have had success with, and where we are having difficulties.

Step 3: Transition

  • The last step is your training, when we transition the training we have established in your dog, over to you.

  • This is probably the most critical step as it involves teaching you to maintain the behaviors we have established at the school.

  • Over several private lessons and a dozen Pet Parenting Group Classes, we will guide you through the process of managing your dog through all types of scenarios.

  • As we say, 90% of our job is training you. We can get your dog to sing the ABCs, but none of that matters if the training doesn’t transfer over to you.

  • During this stage, we need consistency and dedication on your part to ensure your dog doesn’t revert back to old, bad behaviors.

  • Most failures in training occur when clients fail to follow up on training, or attend classes.

I took my little Jack Russell mix to Partners, and when I brought her home, I had a totally new pet. Seriously, she learned so much and now it’s my turn!

Penny W.

Brought my Giant Schnauzer, Meghan, in for 3 weeks of training. Amazing difference. I was thinking of rehoming her, but now she is a member of the family!

Christine D.

Patches was great as a puppy but as she grew older, she developed aggressive issues, insecurities and many other issues…Now, Patches has come a long way! THANK YOU PARTNERS!

Sarina M.

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Answers to Your Questions

What types of problems will Behavior Camp address

Dogs with one or more of the following issues are generally checked in for Aggression Camp

  • Bites resulting in injury
  • Dog on dog aggression
  • Dogs that are blacklisted
  • Dogs involved in litigation
  • Dogs that have broken skin
  • Genetic or inbred aggression
  • Snapping at people or animals
  • Lunging resulting in injury
  • Uncontrollable growling
  • Fear based aggression
  • Submissive biting
  • Submissive elimination

(subject to evaluation)

Are there any age restrictions?

There is a minimum age restriction of about six months which allows time to get all of their vaccinations done. However, there is no maximum age restriction because, despite the saying, you can teach an old dog new tricks.

How long does training take?

Generally speaking we suggest three to four weeks. However, it depends on what issues you are having, how old your dog is and how long the problems have been present. There is no way we can give a definitive answer without seeing your dog first, as most cases involve a well established pattern of behavior.

While you can teach an old dog new tricks, it takes a little longer and requires a lot of repetition.

In some cases, we may suggest a week of training to evaluate the degree of complexity of the issue.

How much actual training is done every day?

Aggression Camp includes:

  • Three 20-30 minute obedience training sessions per day
  • Two crate training sessions per day
  • Two outside play times for exercise per day
  • Agility or Swim Training (as needed or agreed upon)
  • One or two follow up private lessons
  • Eight to twelve follow up group classes
Are there any breed restrictions?

We train ALL BREEDS and MIXES. We will also work with Wolf Hybrids under certain situations.

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