If Your Dog Develops Problems Due To COVID, We Can Help..
Separation Anxiety, Aggression and Depression Are Just a Few Of the Issues We are Seeing Due To COVID
DOG TO DOG AGGRESSION
After being at home and having their socialization opportunities cut to almost nothing over the last two years, it's no wonder your dog is having a hard time getting back out in the world!
Many of us worked from home this year AND last, some were in lockdown or self-quarantine. This is emotionally devastating to our dog(s) when we go back to work and they are suddenly left alone again.
Another issue we are seeing along with Separation Anxiety, but closely related to it, are dogs that have gone onto a depressive state. This is different and almost more concerning in terms of mental well-being.
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We had the privilege of having Jon work with our 3 year-old pit mix, George. George is an intelligent and well-mannered dog, but when it comes to walking on the leash out in public, or guests coming over, his excitement takes over and has no control.
We talked through our challenging points, and realized just how wrong we were in responding to specific behaviors, and that some we were even exacerbating. We then walked George with Jon by his side, showing us the benefits of positive reinforcement.Off this one session alone we are very pleased with the results we’ve seen. Jon armed us with the knowledge and techniques needed to keep consistent in changing behaviors, and we would recommend him to any dog owner, period.
We have a 3 year old German Shepherd mix named Cleo. We adopted her in September of 2015. However, whenever around another dog she gets very anxious and became known to us (through experience) that she is very dog aggressive (small/big). We spent almost $200++ on a trainer (not Jon) for aggression, which didn’t do anything. She had also been to a training class for basic training and jumping up on people when you greeted her. This is where we noticed the aggression got worst working in a group session.After just one visit from Jon, we saw major improvements on aggression towards other dogs, by introducing her to one of our neighbors 2 labs. He observed Cleo’s behavior, developed a plan, worked with her. It became necessary to have an idea to deal with the aggression because we had family visiting and was bringing their big dog. She now wears a muzzle most times going out because she is unpredictable on walks.Jon is very caring and understood exactly what we were dealing with. I would recommended him to anyone with a dog issue.
Jon, It really was a true blessing when we found you at the flea market. Prior to you coming out and working with us, we had a dog that was very reactive and had actually bitten several people. Some of them attempted to sue us, so needless to say, we very much needed your skill and knowledge on how to deal with our dog.When you came over to evaluate our problem, you took our dog for a walk, took control of the situation and told us we had to take a leadership role with her and had to socialize our dog. She also had 3 new puppies who she was protecting.Ever since that day you came to visit and work with her, she’s been calm and hasn’t bitten anyone or gone after another dog. We can’t thank you enough for solving a major problem in our life, we were so afraid were were going to lose her. GOD BLESS YOU!!!Love,
Kendo and Lynn
Kendo and Lynn
Just had a consult with Jon regarding a couple training and behavior issues with our pack.
Watching our pack react to his presence was mesmerizing, and very impressive to say the least. It is truly unique to find someone with this type of gift with animals, and even more rare when they further study animal behavior. Even the cat came out to say “hi” while we were chatting!I’m a vet student who also owns a local pet sitting company and we are absolutely blown away by just how knowledgeable Jon is!We are very excited to announce that we will be partnering with the NFK9BC for all our future behavior-centered consultations, and will be providing his clients with in home pet care that specializes in pets with medical needs.When people advocating for animals work together the achievements are limitless.