protective/possessive behavior

Often times, people mistake their dog’s Possessive or Territorial behavior as being Protective. The fact of the matter is it’s very unlikely your dog is truly “Protective.” That specific behavior is often reserve for highly trained protection dogs, of which we used to actually provide. The way to tell if your dog is being Possessive/Territorial rather than Protective is to look at the context of the situation. If your dog ONLY growls, bites, or barks when there is an imminent threat, that behavior is Protective. However, if your dog growls, barks, or bites at ANY approaching thing, that behavior is likely possessive/territorial. However, it can be stopped! We can show you how to correct Territorial/Possessive behavior, redirect it into more positive behaviors like obedience, and stop those behaviors from escalating in the future.

Yes or no?

Do you want your dog to stop acting reactive whenever someone approaches you? Do you want to stop worrying about your dog potentially harming someone else to “protect you?”

If you answered “Yes!” to any of the above, schedule a call with us or keep reading…

What we recommend to stop protective/possessive behavior

Lesson assessment

When we are dealing with behavioral or potentially reactive issues we like to see your pup first hand to understand what's occurring. In order to do that, we start with a Lesson/Assessment. This allows us to:

  • Meet you and your pup.
  • See the behaviors you're wanting to work on first hand.
  • Introduce you to the school, trainers, and our methods.
  • Decide the best path forward (usually from one of the programs below).

This assessment usually takes an hour and costs $109. However, you will still get some great advice on how to address the issue. Additionally, we use these assessments to nail down the length of time and pricing for whichever program your pup goes into. If you decide to leave your pup for the prescribed camp the same day, we contribute the $109 into the cost of camp, essentially making the assessment free.

To get started, schedule a call with us below. We will go over some paperwork, confirm vaccinations, take a deposit for the lesson, and schedule the best time for you!

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potential programs to stop protective/possessive behavior

behavior camp

  • 21-Night Program
  • 1.5 Hours/day of Training
  • 5 hours of Private Lessons
  • 8 weeks of Pet Parenting Group Classes
  • Extremely consistent structure essential to achieve progress with your pup

Private Lessons

  • Approx. 60 minutes of training
  • Highly experienced Instructor
  • Work through problems to achieve goals
  • Work in a distraction-filled environment with instructor guidance
  • Consistent, but relies on your home-training

Daycare

  • *Must be approved by Instructor*
  • Release energy and build positive behaviors
  • Staff trained to work through any problems
  • Add-On 1 or 2 training sessions for 30 min. each
  • Emailed Daycare Report to see how your pup did
  • Pretty consistent, but relies on homework

Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE ARE you LOCATED?

We are located at 4640 E Forest Pleasant Place, Cave Creek Arizona, 85331.

How much is it?

Our pricing depends on what we see in the assessment, so please give us a call so that we can schedule that!

WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?

We always recommend Camp first, but all of our programs are great in their own way!

How do i get started?

Give us a call (480.595.6700) so that we can start on paperwork and scheduling!

Are there guarantees?

There are never guarantees with dog behavior, but we do have incredibly high success rates.

Not sure what program is best? We can help!

Schedule a call or call now at 480.595.6700.