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Partners Dog Training has been stopping dog aggression problems since 1997. Our experience is unparalleled in the industry. Our staff, led by the Training Director and Founder, Leighton Oosthuisen, have been specializing in dog 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.
Our Dog Aggression Camp addresses all levels of dog aggression, people aggression, insecurity, resource guarding, and more. If you need to correct other behavioral issues check out Behavior Camp. If you just need to work on obedience and manners check out Training Camp.
At Partners, we succeed with more high-risk aggressive dog 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.
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.
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.
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.
A step by step Look into how we stop aggressive dogs
Next, your dog will start their training.
In Aggression Camp, your pup will have 1.5 hours of training each day with a pro trainer.
These sessions are structured around work, exercise, rest and modeling.
In between training sessions, your dog will rotate between exercise areas,
Your pup may also experience socialization and supervised play groups.
During the training period, we would like to see you once a week for 30 min-1.5 hours demonstration lessons. During this time, your trainer will discuss and show progress, what we have had success with, and where we are having difficulties.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Dogs with one or more of the following issues are generally checked in for Aggression Camp
(subject to evaluation)
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.
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.
Aggression Camp includes:
We train ALL BREEDS and MIXES. We will also work with Wolf Hybrids under certain situations.