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Thyroid Dysfunction as a Cause of Aggression

Thyroid Dysfunction as a Cause of Aggression in Dogs and Cats

In human medicine, behavioral and psychological changes associated with thyroid dysfunction were noted in the nineteenth century. The behavioral abnormalities seen in the hyperthyroid cat have been well described in the literature, and mimic closely the restlessness, insomnia and irritability or aggression described in humans with thyrotoxicosis. Approximately 80% of hyperthyroid cats are hyperactive, while 10-25% are reported to be aggressive, Cats, as well as people, may experience the rarer manifestation of apathetic thyrotoxicosis, characterized by lethargy and depression. This is seen in approximately 10% of feline cases. Hyperthyroid cats are rarely presented to the veterinarian for behavioral signs, Perhaps because aggression is primarily wen when the cat is restrained, we as a profession are more likely to experience this aspect of the disease than the cats’ owners, Treating the underlying thyroid problem generally resolves the behavioral problems however, and because onset is often insidious, it is only after the endocrine imbalance has been addressed that the owners appreciate the deterioration in their animal’s behavior.

While much has been written about the behavioral signs of hyperthyroidism in cats, the hypothyroid dog has been depicted, from a behavioral standpoint, as being lethargic and mentally dull. The hypothyroid human patient has been reported to show a wider range of behavioral symptoms. Particularly in the early stages of the disease reduced cognitive function and concentration together with impaired short-term memory may be confused with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, and in one study 66% of patients diagnosed with ADBD were found to be hypothyroid. Supplementing their thyroid levels was largely curative. Visual and auditory hallucinations may result from altered perception and have been misdiagnosed as schizophrenia or psychosis. Other behavioral symptoms have included fear – ranging from mild anxiety to frank paranoia, mood swings and aggression.

Scattered reports of aggression and hyperactivity in hypothyroid dogs suggested that dogs also might exhibit a wider repertoire of behaviors in response to low thyroid levels. Hypothyroidism is the most prevalent endocrine disease in dogs. In a 1994 survey conducted by the American Kennel Club of its parent breed clubs, hypothyroidism was found to be the health issue of greatest concern overall, as well as for each of the seven groups except for the toy dog group, where it was rated fourth in importance. Despite the debate concerning diagnosis the condition is widespread throughout the canine, and probably the equine, population.

In dogs, as in humans, behavioral signs often precede the more traditional skin, coat and metabolic changes characteristic of the condition. To diagnose hypothyroidism we rely upon the six analyte panel offered by Antech Diagnostics, Irvine CA (as well as Michigan State University). These panels are interpreted for us by W. Jean Dodds DVM of Hemopet. Following her lead, we believe that truly euthyroid dogs in most breeds should have hormonal levels falling in the upper half of previously accepted normal ranges, This is particularly true of dogs under 18 months of age. We feel that the panel gives a clearer picture of overall thyroid function. Indeed of the cases treated so far only about 40% would have been considered hypothyroid on a standard T4 test, the rest would mostly fall in the borderline category. Some cases in which elevated autoantibody levels indicate autoimmune disease would otherwise have been considered thyroid normal at the time of presentation.

Numerator = Thyroid dysfunction; Denominator = Aberrant behavior Some dogs had more than one aberrant behavior Data taken from 319 cases representing 63 breeds W.J. Dodds DVM unpublished data As of January this year, 319 cases of dogs with a variety of behavior problems had been presented to Dr. Dodds for thyroid evaluation. Of these almost two thirds were diagnosed as being hypothyroid.

{The following data are provided by Dr. Jean Dodds (1/4/98) and were not included in the presentation by Dr. Aronson.}

{Out of 13 Bearded Collies (11 in Dr. Dodd’s group, 2 in Dr. Aronson’s), 10 were hypothyroid and exhibiting significant aggression. Two cases had hyperactivity with major attention deficit-type behavior and were hypothyroid. One case with bizarre erratic behavior had very normal levels of thyroid and I advised retesting in 6-12 months. The owners couldn’t cope with the dog as an unruly pet, and I fear gave it away or put it to sleep.

Of my 10 cases with hypothyroidism there was considerable or nearly total improvement in their behavior once thyroid supplementation was given and dosage stabilized. This usually took about 6 weeks, but clear benefit was noted by the owners in 2-14 days. One case has since slipped back a little, but became better again once thyroid dosage was increased slightly. I am very encouraged by these cases. Its particularly remarkable in cases of working obedience dogs, as their owners are very aware of performance nuances – such as changes in power of concentration which wanes with thyroid imbalance and is restored on supplement. This latter comment applies in general and not to the beardie cohort per se.}

Our figures have been similar, but we have only submitted blood on dogs which we suspect might be hypothyroid based on other signs of disease, breed or combination of behavioral signs. Interestingly, although hypothyroidism has classically been thought to primarily affect bitches, the breakdown by sex shows more male hypothyroid behavioral cases. However, more male dogs are presented for behavioral problems. Sixty three pure breeds as well as mixed breeds were represented in these cases, Table I represents data for the seven most commonly represented breeds as well as mixed breeds, and the four most commonly reported behavioral problems. The numerator represents the number of animals which were hypothyroid and the denominator the number showing aberrant behavior.

There were 177 cases reported to exhibit aggression (type unspecified), 43 with seizures; 34 fearful; and 33 hyperactive. While some breeds are clearly more prone to thyroid disease than others, our data include two Bichon Frises which both proved to be hypothyroid and responded behaviorally quite well to thyroid replacement therapy, although this is not a breed which has shown much evidence of hypothyroidism in the past. Breed alone should not rule out hypothyroidism as a possible cause of a behavioral problem, although clearly if a dog is of a breed with a higher incidence of the disease one’s level of suspicion will be higher.

Initially at Tufts we were looking for a hypothyroid – aggression/hyperactivity connection. Aggression is the most common behavior problem among dogs presented to our clinic for treatment. While some of the cases showed more characteristic skin and coat problem or obesity in many cases the dog appeared healthy apart from its behavioral problems. Many of these cases fell into two categories.

1. Young dogs which were aggressive and whose owners often complained their dog could or would not listen/concentrate and/or repeatedly failed obedience classes.

2. Older dogs for whom aggression was a new and totally unexpected behavior.

Treating the latter category brought reports of a return to youthful energy levels which the owners thought had gradually diminished purely because of the dog’s age, while the former suddenly were able to concentrate and learn commands. Dogs were evaluated over at least eight weeks following diagnosis of a thyroid problem. Most of these dogs were placed on behavior modification programs, and it was recommended that exercise should be increased, and dietary protein reduced. Some were fitted with Promise collars. Two dogs had previously received psychopharmacological treatment. In one case, the dog’s dominance was no longer controlled by 20mg q l2h fluoxetine and 40mg q 8h propranolol, thyroxine supplementation did not improve the dog’s behavior and it was euthanatized. In the other case a dog with fear and intraspecies aggression had not been helped with amitryptiline, and the dog was completely weaned from the drug after complete remission of its aggression on thyroxine.

Dogs were evaluated on a 6 point subjective scale by their owners (Table 2. Only the scoring system is shown below). Aggression was classified as dominance, fear, territorial, intraspecies, or predatory. Of the 57 cases of aggression treated with thyroxine replacement (levothyroxine sodium (Soloxine) at a dose of 0.1 mg/12-15# body weight q 12h, only one showed a worsening of aggression, 6 failed to respond and one showed less than 25% improvement. The remainder showed more than 25% improvement to complete resolution.

Data collected over the same period for 20 dogs with dominance aggression treated with behavior modification, exercise, diet and Promise Collars alone, showed that one dog was euthanatized for worsening behavior, two were placed after failure to improve or worsening of behavior, 3 failed to improve and 3 showed less than 25% improvement. Although the sample size is not large, the successful outcome of cases treated with thyroid replacement was significantly better than that of those treated with behavioral modification alone. We have also successfully treated one case where a hypothyroid horse exhibited intraspecies aggression with thyroid replacement. This horse had failed to respond to behavior modification or cyproheptidine.

Scoring Behavior Problems Medicated with Thyroid

-1 Problem became worse

0 No appreciable change

1 <25% improvement

2 >25, but <50% improvement

3 >50 but <75% improvement

4 >75% improved to completely resolved

After our initial success with aggressive dogs, we have looked at the role of hypothyroidism in other behavioral conditions. Although the sample size is too small to be conclusive, it would certainly seem worthwhile to look for an underlying thyroid deficiency in these cases. Similarly, other behavioral conditions have shown variable response to thyroid supplementation. We have not seen much improvement in those dogs we have treated with seizure-related disorders, although Dodds has found seizure activity to be responsive to thyroid replacement, however, our sample size is extremely small.

The mechanism whereby diminished thyroid function affects behavior is unclear. Hypothyroid patients have reduced cortisol clearance, and the constantly elevated levels of circulating cortisol mimic the condition of an animal in a constant state of stress, as well as suppressing TSH production and thereby further reducing T4 and T3 levels. In humans, and seemingly in dogs, mental function is impaired and the animal is likely to respond to stress in a stereotypical rather than a reasoned fashion. We have noted that the type of aberrant behavior exhibited by hypothyroid dogs tends to be typical of the behavioral problems seen for its breed, or predominant breed, rather than hypothyroidism producing a specific behavioral problem. Chronic stress in humans has been implicated in the pathogenesis of affective disorders such as depression. Major depression has, in turn, been shown in imaging studies to cause changes in neural activity or volume in the amygdala, prefrontal cortex and hippocampus – areas of the brain which regulate aggressive and other behaviors. The role of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin has been clearly demonstrated in aggressive pathways in the CNS. Hypothyroid rats have been shown to have both an increased turnover of serotonin; and dopamine receptors with an increased sensitivity to ambient neurotransmitter levels. Interestingly, several of the dogs which failed to respond to thyroid replacement or in which response was suboptimal have subsequently been treated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants either without or with limited success. Given the far reaching effects of thyroid hormones throughout the body it is likely that these as well as other mechanisms are involved in its behavioral role.

Psychiatrists at Harvard Medical School have recently used low level thyroxine replacement for euthyroid and suboptimal thyroid normal patients with some success. They feel that the thyroid damps down the background noise in the brain, thereby enabling the patients to function better. In a limited number of cases where we have tried to boost dogs with suboptimal but normal thyroid levels into the optimal range, we have failed to achieve behavioral improvement. However, we have tried this in only a half dozen or so cases to date. Dodds reports some success using this strategy in a larger number of cases.

Case Study I.

Signalment: Seven-year old, 28kg, spayed female German Shepherd Dog

Problem: Fear aggression and intraspecies aggression. Previous treatment had included clorniprantine 25mg q 12h. (Note: this dose is too low to produce significant behavioral effect). No change was reported in problem behaviors, although the dog had behaved more affectionately with its owners. Owner is an obedience trainer, and extensive obedience training and following a behavior modification (desensitization and counterconditioning) program had not helped, The dog had to be muzzled when strangers came to the house or for walks off the owners’ property.

Physical Examination: Evidence of arthritis and hip dysplasia, otherwise the dog appeared healthy

Thyroid panel abnormalities: Total T3 86 ng/dl (normal 100-250, optimal 125-225); Total T4 1.39 pg/dl (normal1.5-4.5; optimal 3-5); Free T4 0.92ng/dl (normal1.0-4.0; optimal2-4).

Treatment: Soloxine (levothyroxine sodium) 0.4mg q 12h. Clomiprarnine dose dropped to 25mg q 24h before dog started thyroid replacement

Follow-up: Five days after dog started on thyroid replacement therapy the owner took it to a neighborhood park and let it play off leash with a number of dogs. She reported that the dog showed no aggression and it played like a puppy, including a game of tug-of-war over a stick played with a puppy. The dog showed no aggression. The dog also accepted and greeted appropriately strangers coming onto its property or encountered on walks. Several weeks later, the dog was no longer behaving like a puppy, but like a mature German Shepherd with arthritis. It showed appropriate aggression when other dogs acted aggressively towards it, or if they were too exuberant in their greeting. Inappropriate aggression has not returned over the succeeding twelve months. The dog has remained fit and active. Clomipramine has been completely withdrawn,

Case Study 2.

Problem: Aggression directed at owner, her husband and his teenage daughters from a previous marriage. The dog would growl and threaten if confronted over food, stolen objects, when woken, asked to move, or otherwise disturbed, particularly while it was sleeping in the owner’s bed. This behavior had been increasing over the previous year since the owner’s marriage, and at the time of presentation was occurring on at least a daily basis. Prior to that time there had been three isolated incidents of aggression when the dog was confronted over food or stolen objects either by the owner or children the dog knew well. The dog had never bitten. It was friendly with strangers, but did growl and threaten strange dogs occasionally.

Physical examination: The owner reported a 4kg weight gain in the dog over the previous 2 months. The dog also had a history of urinary incontinence, for which it had been receiving diethylstilbestrol (DES), and vaginitis. The dog was lethargic, with a poor, dull hair coat. Multiple open sores were apparent on the forepaws resulting from the dog licking and chewing – this was later attributed to atopy. Otherwise the dog appeared normal on physical examination.

CBC and Biochemical Profile: The only abnormality was severe hypercholesterolemia: 601 mg/dl; reference range. 110-314mg/dl.

Thyroid panel: Total T4, 14 nmol/L (reference range 5-50; optimal range 30-50); Total T3 0.0 nmol/L (normal 1.0 2.5; optimal 1.25-2.25); Free T4 15 pmol/L (normal 12-33; optimal 20-40); Free T3 5.1 pmol/L (normal 2.8-6.5; optimal 3.5-6.5); T4 Autoantibody10 (<20); T3 autoantibody 84 (< 10).

Follow-up.- The dog was placed on 0. 7mg levothyroxine sodium PO q 12h, and within a week aggressive behavior had decreased by 60-70%, Its aggression continued to decrease over subsequent weeks. Lethargy disappeared after about 6 weeks of thyroid replacement therapy. The dog had also lost all the weight it had gained, and skin and coat condition improved. There was a single incident in which the dog growled during these 5 weeks. The dog continued to receive DES. There were no further incidents of vaginitis. On two subsequent occasions the efficacy of the thyroxine in controlling the dog’s aggression was demonstrated. One time the dog did not swallow its morning pill. it spent the day sleeping, but growled when a family member approached its food bowl to feed it. On the second occasion the owner ran out of medication and the dog was not medicated for 48h, Within 24h aggression had returned to the same level it had been at prior to medication, After thyroxine supplementation was resumed aggression was extinguished over the subsequent 2-5days. Although the dog slept more during this period, it was not lethargic as it had been prior to treatment.

Discussion: While these are two of the more dramatic cases of hypothyroid aggression we have treated, they are illustrative of the response we have experienced. Metabolically, thyroid replacement takes about three weeks to be effective. Frequently, behavioral response is reported within the first week of treatment. Several owners also report dramatic resumption of previous aberrant behaviors if even a single pill is missed or not swallowed by the dog. Similarly, the horse mentioned earlier showed a rapid resumption of aggression when its dose was halved while its owner awaited the arrival of more medication. Hypothyroidism may be linked to a number of different behavioral conditions. Aberrant behavior may be one of the earliest signs of thyroid deficiency. The condition is clearly more prevalent in some breeds than in others, and a genetic predisposition is probably involved in the expression of the disease. However, environmental factors are probably also involved, and there have been numerous reports of owners and animals in the same household having thyroid dysfunction and/or other autoimmune diseases.

At Tufts we have seriously considered obtaining a thyroid panel on all dogs presented for evaluation, and we feel that it is a very good screen for a condition which may underlie a wide variety of behavioral problems, and one which is relatively easily and cheaply treated. It is our recommendation that hypothyroidism be considered as a rule out for dogs and horses showing inappropriate aggression. It should also be a rule out for dogs which show an inability to learn or concentrate on the owner, or for older dogs which have developed a personality change either rapidly or more gradually. It is probably a good rule out for dogs which exhibit fears or anxieties and possibly for some dogs with compulsive disorders.

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L.P. Aronson DVM & N.H. Dodman RVMS

Presented at the 43. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Veterinarmedizinischen Gesellschaft Fachgruppe Kleintierkrankheiten 29-31 August 1997 in HCC Hannover

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The Civil Code requires owners to take reasonable steps to protect other people from dog bites from dogs previously known to bite:

3342.5. (a) The owner of any dog that has bitten a human being shall have the duty to take such reasonable steps as are necessary to remove any danger presented to other persons from bites by the animal. Do not assume, however, that California law permits every dog “one free bite.” That is not the case; as seen in the section on Civil liability for dog bites, an owner is responsible in damages for that first bite and every subsequent one, and a dog that was trained to fight can be destroyed after the first bite, as will be seen below. Any person, the local district attorney or city attorney may take action if the same dog has bitten a human being two or more times:

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Any person, the local district attorney or city attorney may take action if the same dog has bitten a human being two or more times:

3342.5 (b) Whenever a dog has bitten a human being on at least two separate occasions, any person, the district attorney, or city attorney may bring an action against the owner of the animal to determine whether conditions of the treatment or confinement of the dog or other circumstances existing at the time of the bites have been changed so as to remove the danger to other persons presented by the animal. This action shall be brought in the county where a bite occurred. The court, after hearing, may make any order it deems appropriate to prevent the recurrence of such an incident, including, but not limited to, the removal of the animal from the area or its destruction if necessary. The “two bite” requirement of section

3342.5(b) is reduced to one bite, and any person may commence legal proceedings against the owner, if the dog has been trained to fight, attack or kill:

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3342.5 (d) Nothing in this section shall authorize the bringing of an action pursuant to subdivision (b) based on a bite or bites inflicted upon a trespasser, or by a dog used in military or police work if the bite or bites occurred while the dog was actually performing in that capacity.

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A ”potentially dangerous dog” is a dog that meets the criteria set forth in section 31602 of the California Food & Agriculture Code:

31602. “Potentially dangerous dog” means any of the following: (a) Any dog which, when unprovoked, on two separate occasions within the prior 36-month period, engages in any behavior that requires a defensive action by any person to prevent bodily injury when the person and the dog are off the property of the owner or keeper of the dog. (b) Any dog which, when unprovoked, bites a person causing a less severe injury than as defined in Section 31604. (c) Any dog which, when unprovoked, on two separate occasions within the prior 36-month period, has killed, seriously bitten, inflicted injury, or otherwise caused injury attacking a domestic animal off the property of the owner or keeper of the dog.

A ”vicious dog” is one that meets the criteria set forth in section 31603 from the same code:

31603. “Vicious dog” means any of the following (a) Any dog seized under Section 599a of the Penal Code and upon the sustaining of a conviction of the owner or keeper under subdivision (a) of Section 597.5 of the Penal Code. (b) Any dog which, when unprovoked, in an aggressive manner, inflicts severe injury on or kills a human being. (c) Any dog previously determined to be and currently listed as a potentially dangerous dog which, after its owner or keeper has been notified of this determination, continues the behavior described in Section 31602 or is maintained in violation of section 31641, 31642, or 31643.

A ”severe injury” is defined as follows: 

31604. “Severe injury” means any physical injury to a human being that results in muscle tears or disfiguring lacerations or requires multiple sutures or corrective or cosmetic surgery.

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DON’T LISTEN TO PEOPLE WHO TELL YOU TO KILL YOUR DOG!

 

DAVID BARON the #1 Behavioral Dog Trainer in the United States can train your dog and get it under control no matter how dominant, stubborn or aggressive.

 

 

PLEASE, DO NOT KILL YOUR DOG! 

DAVID BARON can show you how you can keep your dog alive and get it under control.

David Baron the dog trainer

DAVID BARON’S SUPERDOG
America’s #1 Dog Trainer

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A MORAL IMPERATIVE.  You don’t kill “your best friend” when the dog can be trained.  

Doing the right thing is a reward in itself. Sometimes doing the right thing is a little scary at first, but people who do the right thing are usually always rewarded with a positive outcome.

KILLING YOUR DOG is a huge mistake you may regret the rest of your life if you have a conscience.

 

Call DAVID BARON when other dog trainers, canine behaviorists and veterinarians say your dog cannot be trained and you should kill it.

Killing anything is wrong and you may be asked to account for putting down a dog that loved you and counted on you, when you can keep your dog alive.

People who do the right thing will always be able to look their children in the eye.

WHAT PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINING LOOKS LIKE

99% OF DOG TRAINING DOESN’T WORK

Everyone has a camera on their cellphone. Either a dog trainer has 1000′s of photos and videos to substantiate the dog training actually works, or they do not.  

There is no in-between.  The dog training works or it doesn’t.

If 99% of dog training did work all the other dog trainers would have 100′s of dogs off-leash obedient they trained to show you too.

There are no other dog trainers we can find in North America with as much to show dog owners thinking of hiring a dog trainer. 

We don’t have anything bad to say about anyone.

Ask other dog trainers why DAVID BARON is the only dog trainer in North America with 1000′s of photos and videos of dogs BIG and small off-leash.

DAVID BARON is the only dog trainer in North America with 1000′s of photos of dogs BIG and small off-leash.

Why not hire an awesome dog trainer the first time?

No other dog trainers have are as successful with small dogs and toy breeds.

Again, we do not have anything bad to say about anyone.

THESE ARE TYPICAL RESULTS CLIENTS CAN EXPECT

We are just wondering why DAVID BARON is the only dog trainer in North America with 1000′s of photos of 100′s of dogs big and small off-leash.

The point of these photos is to show you DAVID BARON can train dogs and is getting much better results than 99% of other dog trainers.

DAVID BARON can train your dog no matter how bad the do might seem to you.

No one has more experience with aggressive dogs and gets better results training aggressive dogs than DAVID BARON.

A lot of our clients live on ranches and their dogs getting along with farm animals is a concern.  

DAVID BARON can definitely help you with that too and has a lot of direct experience because he lives on a ranch too in Roseville, California.

There is a reason other dog trainers do not have pictures of dogs with farm animals.

The dog training has to work is one reason.

The other reason is “Sit” in the kitchen with treats is a lot easier to accomplish than showing the public Chihuahuas and Siberian Huskies off-leash with horses. 

BEHAVIORAL TRAINERS - SEE FAST RESULTS!!!

RELATIONSHIP-BASED APPROACH

On & OFF-LEASH OBEDIENCE

Flat-rate* means you get as much as you want or need until your dog is trained.

No charge for your 2nd or 3rd dog.

Free lifetime follow-up if you ever have any training questions or concerns.

50+ CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

LESSON PROGRAMS: $350 to $1450*
ADA SERVICE DOG: $495*
BOARD & TRAIN: $70 per day*  *Call for specials & discounts!!!

 

PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time.  Sometimes the level of training a dog needs surpasses what the owner is capable of achieving on their own and Board Training is a more appropriate option. 

TRUST and CREDIBILITY are of PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. Most of our clients are MD’s, RN’s, teachers, business owners, police, fire and other professionals. Let us know if you need references or have other concerns.  We have an A+ rating with the BBB.

 

California Law Potentially Dangerous Animal

DAVID BARON the DOG TRAINER
America’s #1 Dog Behavioral Trainer

DAVID BARON the DOG TRAINER
America’s #1 Dog Trainer
(916) 773-4017

DAVID BARON the DOG TRAINER lives in Roseville, California on a 13-acre ranch.  He meets clients for private lessons and teaches dog owners how to be successful with their family pets.

California Law Potentially Dangerous Animal

Folsom Dog Training

FOLSOM DOG TRAINING

Compare us to Folsom Dog Resort!

Dog Training Sacramento

Programs for dog aggression, dog barking, puppy training, potty training, BASIC OBEDIENCEADVANCED OFF-LEASH & BEHAVIORAL TRAINING. 

Folsom Dog Training in Folsom and El Dorado Hills is a business with offices in California. Folsom Dog Training is the most well respected Folsom dog training school in Folsom and El Dorado Hills.  We use a humane, positive and scientifically sound approach that makes it easy for you and your dog to succeed.

Family Pet, ADA Service Dog, Behavioral Training, Aggression Training. DOG BITE EXPERT WITNESS available to testify in legal cases. Call Super Dog Training Folsom and El Dorado Hills the OFF-LEASH OBEDIENCE EXPERTS for best service and value.

FOLSOM DOG TRAINERS 

Professional dog trainers in Folsom.

COMPARE US TO FOLSOM DOG RESORT

FOLSOM DOG TRAINING – FOLSOM DOG TRAINING

1000′s of PHOTOS & VIDEOS of 100′s of trained dogs to substantiate that the training actually works unlike competitors where you just have to take their word for it.

No charge for your 2nd or 3rd dog.

Free lifetime follow-up if you ever have any training questions or concerns.

Flat-rate* means you get as much as you want or need until your dog is trained.

RELATIONSHIP-BASED APPROACH

On & OFF-LEASH OBEDIENCE

Behavioral Trainers

50+ CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Dog trainers in Folsom.FOLSOM DOG TRAINING

Our method is based on a relationship, positive reinforcement and dog psychology. Our clients learn how to work with their dog using love, affection, respect and trust.  

COMPARE OUR METHOD:  THE DOGS WE TRAIN ARE COOPERATIVE AND OBEDIENT ON & OFF-LEASH.

PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time.  Sometimes the level of training a dog needs surpasses what the owner is capable of achieving on their own and Board Training is a more appropriate option.

checkmark2 Behavioral and Aggressive Dog Experts

checkmark2 NO Clickers, Food-Bribery, Choke Chains or Shock Collars like Folsom Dog Resort


Superdog gets the most success by teaching you how to have the right kind of relationship with your dog!

Superdog does not use Food-Bribery, Haltis, Gentle Leaders, choke chains, yelling, hitting or any other means of training that will either confuse or abuse your dog into doing what is asked of them like that guy on TV who dominates dogs.  Definitely call if you need dog training Folsom, dog training El Dorado Hills, or dog training where you live.

FOLSOM’S #1 DOG  BEHAVIORAL TRAINER

Dave Baron is a gifted trainer.  When we came to see him in Folsom we were desperate.  Our dog Rudy was out of control, both people and dog aggressive.  We had seen multiple dog trainers, behaviorists and even a specialist at Cornell University.  Everyone told us to put the dog down.  We were heartbroken and turned to Dave as a last resort.  When we brought Rudy to see Dave, he was highly aggressive and anxious.  After working with Dave, Rudy was sweet, well behaved and no longer dog or people aggressive.   I am so grateful to Dave for his help in saving our dog Rudy.  I think the true sign of a gifted trainer is someone who is able to transform the truly difficult cases.  Dave is a dog trainer that is continually challenging himself by deliberately seeking difficult cases, dogs that others have given up on and/or have been severely abused or abandoned.

Small and Toy Breeds

 COMPARE US TO FOLSOM DOG RESORT

The terms and conditions were outlined precisely before an agreement was signed. We understood clearly what our responsibilities were and we understood how David would help us achieve our objectives for our dog. He has given us clear instructions at every lesson along with a written plan to use at home between lessons. Our dog has made steady progress and is becoming the obedient dog that we were hoping for at the outset of our relationship with David Baron and Superdog. We couldn’t be more pleased with the service and would recommend Superdog to anyone seeking dog training in Folsom for their dog.

VERY PROFESSIONAL AND EFFECTIVE - We appreciate all that Dave did for us. Tahoe (our dog) is doing great now with our newborn. The training that Tahoe received allowed all of us (newborn included) to go for walks. This was right after I had surgery since he heels right behind us and does not pull at all. His off leash training has been wonderful and extremely useful. We can hardly believe how good Tahoe is now. We looked at every dog trainer in Northern California and Dave stood out by far. He was easy to understand, concise and made the training fun for us. We really felt empowered that we were taught the skills necessary to feel confident enough to have our dog under control in any situation, even if he was not on a leash. Dave was a little more money, but well worth it.

Horse and dogs.

Call us if other dog trainers in Folsom, behaviorists or veterinarians tell you that your dog can’t be trained and should be euthanized. 

Training dogs not to be so aggressive.

Dave saved my dog’s life. Wilson, was completely out of control–not listening to me and behaving aggressively toward some people and many other dogs. I was worried that he would hurt someone, and thought I was going to have to put him to sleep. Nothing seemed to be working to get him under control. I started looking for a trainer who knew about aggressive dogs–and found Dave’s website. I lived at the time over 200 miles away from Folsom where Dave is. I was nervous about driving so far but Dave was the most qualified trainer/behaviorist I could find.

After the first training session with Dave, I began to see immediate, amazing results. I highly recommend contacting him if you have a challenging dog like mine. Wilson went ballistic a couple times, but Dave is incredibly experienced and it was amazing how he handled a flat-out vicious dog. Everyone said Wilson could not be trained and that he needed to be destroyed-the veterinarian, three dog trainers, a behaviorist, and Animal Control. If I’d gone to Dave before using other, ineffective training methods, I would have saved myself a lot of frustration and money. Today, Wilson is a different dog–well behaved and under control. 

Puppy classes in Folsom and El Dorado Hills.

Whether you have a cute little puppy and need basic obedience or an old aggressive dog, Superdog provides great value and excellent service.

BOARD AND TRAIN DOGGY BOOT CAMP Folsom

PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time.  Sometimes the level of training a dog needs surpasses what the owner is capable of achieving on their own and Board Training is a more appropriate option.

DOGGIE BOOT CAMP SEND AWAY KENNEL TRAINING FOLSOM

 HIRE AN AWESOME DOG TRAINER THE FIRST TIME.

DOGGY BOOT CAMP BOARD AND TRAIN FOLSOM

 CALL SUPERDOG AND HIRE DAVID BARON TODAY. 

DAVID BARON the DOG TRAINER

1000′s of PHOTOS & VIDEOS of 100′s of trained dogs to substantiate that the training actually works unlike competitors where you just have to take their word for it.

checkmark2Every dog and owner gets fully trained one-on-one in private lessons. An expert trainer will make sure your individual goals are met.

Problems

COMPARE US TO FOLSOM DOG RESORT

BEHAVIORAL TRAINERS - SEE FAST RESULTS!!!

RELATIONSHIP-BASED APPROACH

On & OFF-LEASH OBEDIENCE

Flat-rate* means you get as much as you want or need until your dog is trained.

No charge for your 2nd or 3rd dog.

Free lifetime follow-up if you ever have any training questions or concerns.

50+ CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

LESSON PROGRAMS: $350 to $1450*
ADA SERVICE DOG: $495*
BOARD & TRAIN: $70 per day*  *Call for specials & discounts!!!

 

PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time.  Sometimes the level of training a dog needs surpasses what the owner is capable of achieving on their own and Board Training is a more appropriate option.

TRUST and CREDIBILITY are of PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. 
Most of our clients are MD’s, RN’s, teachers, business owners, police, fire and other professionals. Let us know if you need references or have other concerns.  We have an A+ rating with the BBB.

David Baron Dog Trainer Folsom, CA

 DAVID BARON’S SUPERDOG
America’s #1 Dog Trainer
(916) 773-4017

 

DOG TRAINING FOLSOM/ DOG TRAINING EL DORADO HILLS

Sacramento Dog Training

SACRAMENTO DOG TRAINING

Dog Training Sacramento

Programs for dog aggression, dog barking, puppy training, potty training, BASIC OBEDIENCE,  ADVANCED OFF-LEASHBEHAVIORAL TRAINING. 

Sacramento Dog Training in Roseville and Sacramento is a business with offices in California. Sacramento Dog Training is the most well respected Sacramento dog training school in Roseville and Sacramento.  We use a humane, positive and scientifically sound approach that makes it easy for you and your dog to succeed.

Family Pet, ADA Service Dog, Behavioral Training, Aggression Training. DOG BITE EXPERT WITNESS available to testify in legal cases. Call Super Dog Training Sacramento and Roseville the OFF-LEASH OBEDIENCE EXPERTS for best service and value.

SACRAMENTO DOG TRAINERS 

Professional dog trainers in Sacramento.

SACRAMENTO DOG TRAINING – SACRAMENTO DOG TRAINING

1000′s of PHOTOS & VIDEOS of 100′s of trained dogs to substantiate that the training actually works unlike competitors where you just have to take their word for it.

No charge for your 2nd or 3rd dog.

Free lifetime follow-up if you ever have any training questions or concerns.

Flat-rate* means you get as much as you want or need until your dog is trained.

RELATIONSHIP-BASED APPROACH

On & OFF-LEASH OBEDIENCE

Behavioral Trainers

50+ CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

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SACRAMENTO DOG TRAINING

Our method is based on a relationship, positive reinforcement and dog psychology. Our clients learn how to work with their dog using love, affection, respect and trust.  

COMPARE OUR METHOD:  THE DOGS WE TRAIN ARE COOPERATIVE AND OBEDIENT ON & OFF-LEASH.

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PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time.  Sometimes the level of training a dog needs surpasses what the owner is capable of achieving on their own and Board Training is a more appropriate option.

checkmark2 Behavioral and Aggressive Dog Experts

checkmark2 NO Clickers, Food-Bribery, Choke Chains or Shock Collars

 

Superdog gets the most success by teaching you how to have the right kind of relationship with your dog!

Superdog does not use Food-Bribery, Haltis, Gentle Leaders, choke chains, yelling, hitting or any other means of training that will either confuse or abuse your dog into doing what is asked of them like that guy on TV who dominates dogs.  Definitely call if you need dog training Roseville, dog training Sacramento, or dog training where you live.

AMERICA’S #1 DOG  BEHAVIORAL TRAINER

Dave Baron is a gifted trainer.  When we came to see him in Roseville we were desperate.  Our dog Rudy was out of control, both people and dog aggressive.  We had seen multiple dog trainers, behaviorists and even a specialist at Cornell University.  Everyone told us to put the dog down.  We were heartbroken and turned to Dave as a last resort.  When we brought Rudy to see Dave, he was highly aggressive and anxious.  After working with Dave, Rudy was sweet, well behaved and no longer dog or people aggressive.   I am so grateful to Dave for his help in saving our dog Rudy.  I think the true sign of a gifted trainer is someone who is able to transform the truly difficult cases.  Dave is a dog trainer that is continually challenging himself by deliberately seeking difficult cases, dogs that others have given up on and/or have been severely abused or abandoned.

Small and Toy Breeds

The terms and conditions were outlined precisely before an agreement was signed. We understood clearly what our responsibilities were and we understood how David would help us achieve our objectives for our dog. He has given us clear instructions at every lesson along with a written plan to use at home between lessons. Our dog has made steady progress and is becoming the obedient dog that we were hoping for at the outset of our relationship with David Baron and Superdog. We couldn’t be more pleased with the service and would recommend Superdog to anyone seeking dog training in Roseville for their dog.

VERY PROFESSIONAL AND EFFECTIVE - We appreciate all that Dave did for us. Tahoe (our dog) is doing great now with our newborn. The training that Tahoe received allowed all of us (newborn included) to go for walks. This was right after I had surgery since he heels right behind us and does not pull at all. His off leash training has been wonderful and extremely useful. We can hardly believe how good Tahoe is now. We looked at every dog trainer in Northern California and Dave stood out by far. He was easy to understand, concise and made the training fun for us. We really felt empowered that we were taught the skills necessary to feel confident enough to have our dog under control in any situation, even if he was not on a leash. Dave was a little more money, but well worth it.

Horse and dogs.

Call us if other dog trainers, behaviorists or veterinarians tell you that your dog can’t be trained and should be euthanized 

Training dogs not to be aggressive.

Dave saved my dog’s life. Wilson, was completely out of control–not listening to me and behaving aggressively toward some people and many other dogs. I was worried that he would hurt someone, and thought I was going to have to put him to sleep. Nothing seemed to be working to get him under control. I started looking for a trainer who knew about aggressive dogs–and found Dave’s website. I lived at the time over 200 miles away from Roseville where Dave is. I was nervous about driving so far but Dave was the most qualified trainer/behaviorist I could find.

After the first training session with Dave, I began to see immediate, amazing results. I highly recommend contacting him if you have a challenging dog like mine. Wilson went ballistic a couple times, but Dave is incredibly experienced and it was amazing how he handled a flat-out vicious dog. Everyone said Wilson could not be trained and that he needed to be destroyed-the veterinarian, three dog trainers, a behaviorist, and Animal Control. If I’d gone to Dave before using other, ineffective training methods, I would have saved myself a lot of frustration and money. Today, Wilson is a different dog–well behaved and under control. 

Puppy classes in Sacramento and Roseville.

Whether you have a cute little puppy and need basic obedience or an old aggressive dog, Superdog provides great value and excellent service.

BOARD AND TRAIN DOGGY BOOT CAMP SACRAMENTO

PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time.  Sometimes the level of training a dog needs surpasses what the owner is capable of achieving on their own and Board Training is a more appropriate option.

DOGGIE BOOT CAMP SEND AWAY KENNEL TRAINING SACRAMENTO

 HIRE AN AWESOME DOG TRAINER THE FIRST TIME.

DOGGY BOOT CAMP BOARD AND TRAIN SACRAMENTO

 CALL SUPERDOG AND HIRE DAVID BARON TODAY. 

DAVID BARON the DOG TRAINER

1000′s of PHOTOS & VIDEOS of 100′s of trained dogs to substantiate that the training actually works unlike competitors where you just have to take their word for it.

checkmark2Every dog and owner gets fully trained one-on-one in private lessons. An expert trainer will make sure your individual goals are met.

Problems

BEHAVIORAL TRAINERS - SEE FAST RESULTS!!!

RELATIONSHIP-BASED APPROACH

On & OFF-LEASH OBEDIENCE

Flat-rate* means you get as much as you want or need until your dog is trained.

No charge for your 2nd or 3rd dog.

Free lifetime follow-up if you ever have any training questions or concerns.

50+ CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time.  Sometimes the level of training a dog needs surpasses what the owner is capable of achieving on their own and Board Training is a more appropriate option.

TRUST and CREDIBILITY are of PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. 
Most of our clients are MD’s, RN’s, teachers, business owners, police, fire and other professionals. Let us know if you need references or have other concerns.  We have an A+ rating with the BBB.

David Baron Dog Trainer Sacramento, CA

 DAVID BARON’S SUPERDOG
America’s #1 Dog Trainer

 

DOG TRAINING SACRAMENTO / DOG TRAINING ROSEVILLE

California Dog Law Maintaining A Public Nuisance

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What is the California Dog Law Regarding Having An Aggressive Dog, Maintaining A Public Nuisance?

California Dog Bite Law.

One can be charged with a crime for allowing their dog to become a Public Nuisance under California Penal Codes sections 370 to 373a.

370. Anything which is injurious to health, or is indecent, or offensive to the senses, or an obstruction to the free use of property, so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property by an entire community or neighborhood, or by any considerable number of persons, or unlawfully obstructs the free passage or use, in the customary manner, of any navigable lake, or river, bay, stream, canal, or basin, or any public park, square, street, or highway, is a public nuisance.

371. An act which affects an entire community or neighborhood, or any considerable number of persons, as specified in the last section, is not less a nuisance because the extent of the annoyance or damage inflicted upon individuals is unequal.

372. Every person who maintains or commits any public nuisance, the punishment for which is not otherwise prescribed, or who willfully omits to perform any legal duty relating to the removal of a public nuisance, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
373a. Every person who maintains, permits, or allows a public nuisance to exist upon his or her property or premises, and every person occupying or leasing the property or premises of another who maintains, permits or allows a public nuisance to exist thereon, after reasonable notice in writing from a health officer or district attorney or city attorney or prosecuting attorney to remove, discontinue or abate the same has been served upon such person, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished accordingly; and the existence of such nuisance for each and every day after the service of such notice shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense, and it is hereby made the duty of the district attorney, or the city attorney of any city the charter of which imposes the duty upon the city attorney to prosecute state misdemeanors, to prosecute all persons guilty of violating this section by continuous prosecutions until the nuisance is abated and removed.

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DON’T LISTEN TO PEOPLE WHO TELL YOU TO KILL YOUR DOG!

 

DAVID BARON the #1 Behavioral Dog Trainer in the United States can train your dog and get it under control no matter how dominant, stubborn or aggressive.

PLEASE, DO NOT KILL YOUR DOG!

DAVID BARON can show you how you can keep your dog alive and get it under control.

David Baron the behavioral dog trainer in Roseville, CA - November 18, 2013.

DAVID BARON’S SUPERDOG

America’s #1 Dog Trainer

1

A MORAL IMPERATIVE. You don’t kill “your best friend” when the dog can be trained.

Doing the right thing is a reward in itself. Sometimes doing the right thing is a little scary at first, but people who do the right thing are usually always rewarded with a positive outcome.

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KILLING YOUR DOG is a huge mistake you may regret the rest of your life if you have a conscience.

 

Call DAVID BARON when other dog trainers, canine behaviorists and veterinarians say your dog cannot be trained and you should kill it.D11

Killing anything is wrong and you may be asked to account for putting down a dog that loved you and counted on you, when you can keep your dog alive.

People who do the right thing will always be able to look their children in the eye.

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WHAT PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINING LOOKS LIKE

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99% OF DOG TRAINING DOESN’T WORK

Everyone has a camera on their cellphone. Either a dog trainer has 1000′s of photos and videos to substantiate the dog training actually works, or they do not.

There is no in-between. The dog training works or it doesn’t.

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If 99% of dog training did work all the other dog trainers would have 100′s of dogs off-leash obedient they trained to show you too.

There are no other dog trainers we can find in North America with as much to show dog owners thinking of hiring a dog trainer.

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We don’t have anything bad to say about anyone.

Ask other dog trainers why DAVID BARON is the only dog trainer in North America with 1000′s of photos and videos of dogs BIG and small off-leash.

DAVID BARON is the only dog trainer in North America with 1000′s of photos of dogs BIG and small off-leash.

David Baron Sacramento CA.

Why not hire an awesome dog trainer the first time?

No other dog trainers have are as successful with small dogs and toy breeds.

Again, we do not have anything bad to say about anyone.

THESE ARE TYPICAL RESULTS CLIENTS CAN EXPECT

We are just wondering why DAVID BARON is the only dog trainer in North America with 1000′s of photos of 100′s of dogs big and small off-leash.

The point of these photos is to show you DAVID BARON can train dogs and is getting much better results than 99% of other dog trainers.

DAVID BARON can train your dog no matter how bad the do might seem to you.

No one has more experience with aggressive dogs and gets better results training aggressive dogs than DAVID BARON.

A lot of our clients live on ranches and their dogs getting along with farm animals is a concern.

DAVID BARON can definitely help you with that too and has a lot of direct experience because he lives on a ranch too in Roseville, California.

There is a reason other dog trainers do not have pictures of dogs with farm animals.

The dog training has to work is one reason.

The other reason is “Sit” in the kitchen with treats is a lot easier to accomplish than showing the public Chihuahuas and Siberian Huskies off-leash with horses.

Problems

BEHAVIORAL TRAINERS – SEE FAST RESULTS!!!

RELATIONSHIP-BASED APPROACH

On & OFF-LEASH OBEDIENCE

Flat-rate* means you get as much as you want or need until your dog is trained.

No charge for your 2nd or 3rd dog.

Free lifetime follow-up if you ever have any training questions or concerns.

50+ CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

 

LESSON PROGRAMS: $350 to $1450*

ADA SERVICE DOG: $495*

BOARD & TRAIN: $70 per day* *Call for specials & discounts!!!

 

PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time. Sometimes the level of training a dog needs surpasses what the owner is capable of achieving on their own and

Board Training is a more appropriate option.

 

TRUST and CREDIBILITY are of PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. Most of our clients are MD’s, RN’s, teachers, business owners, police, fire and other professionals. Let us know if you need references or have other concerns. We have an

A+ rating with the BBB.

DAVID BARON’S SUPERDOG

America’s #1 Dog Trainer
(916) 773-4017

California Dog Law Maintaining A Public Nuisance

DAVID BARON’S SUPERDOG

America’s #1 Dog Trainer
(916) 773-4017

DAVID BARON’S SUPERDOG

America’s #1 Dog Trainer
(916) 773-4017

DAVID BARON the DOG TRAINER lives in Roseville, California on a 13-acre ranch. He meets clients for private lessons and teaches dog owners how to be successful with their family pets.

California Dog Law Maintaining A Public Nuisance

Dog Board and Train Doggie Boot Camp

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DOG BOARD AND TRAIN.

Need dog board and train, doggie boot camp or send-away training?

Dog boot camps sacramentoCHECK OUT OUR DOG BOARD AND TRAIN FACILITY

BOARD AND TRAIN IS FOR YOU IF…

* You are too busy or impatient to train your dog yourself

* Unable to stop behavior problems.

David Baron's Ranch - Rosaeville, CA * Are in the process of Moving or Remodeling.

* Are leaving town for an extended period of time.

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BOARD AND TRAIN IS FOR YOU IF…

* Your dog is bad and is annoying to be around.

* You need a break from your dog and want it back trained.

* Studying or have a heavy work load.

BOARD AND TRAIN IS FOR YOU IF…

* Dog trainers without 1000′s of photos and video of 100′s of dogs they trained got no results with your dog.

You might consider board and train for your dominant or aggressive dog.

We accept all ages puppies to older dogs.

COMPARE OUR DOGGY BOOT CAMP IN SACRAMENTO

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Best dog training in Sacramento or elsewhere sometimes involves doggie boot camp instead of attendance at a dog obedience group class.

At dog boarding and training facilities someone else all the hard work for you and gives you back a trained dog.

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If you’re looking for dog training in Sacramento, or a board and train puppy obedience class, call us for more details.

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We specialize in doggy boot camp for puppies through adult and older dogs.

We offer send away dog training, also known as, puppy bootcamp.  

Cesar Millan the dog whisperer recommend dog board and train, as do other celebrity dog trainers on television when it is appropriate.

People are very happy when they get their dogs back. 

Every dog and owner gets fully trained one-on-one in private lessons after the board and train is over. An expert trainer will make sure your individual goals are met.

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Flat-rate* means you get as much as you want or need until your dog is trained.

No charge for your 2nd or 3rd dog.

Free lifetime follow-up if you ever have any training questions or concerns.

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PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time.  Sometimes the level of training a dog needs surpasses what the owner is capable of achieving on their own and Board Training is a more appropriate option.

 

TRUST and CREDIBILITY are of PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. Most of our clients are MD’s, RN’s, teachers, business owners, police, fire and other professionals. Let us know if you need references or have other concerns.  We have an A+ rating with the BBB.

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What is the best dog training method?

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It is not about which is a better or faster method.

We teach dog owners how to have wonderful relationship with their pets where there is a lot of petting, affection and hanging out together—without behavior problems.

The best dog training method is the one that actually works.  Before you spend a lot of money, you better make sure the dog training method actually works.

There is no in-between with VALIDITY. Something does what they say it can, or it does not.

There is no in-between with RELIABILITY.  Something works over and over, or it does not.

There is no in-between with INTEGRITY. Someone is really who they say they are, or they are not.

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Either someone can substantiate that the dog training method actually works or they cannot.  There is no in-between.

Either someone has 1000′s of photos of 100′s of dogs they trained to substantiate that it works, OR THEY DO NOT.  

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If you are considering hiring a dog trainer in Sacramento or where you live, you need to ask if the dog training method will actually work with your dog, or make your dog’s behavior problems even worse.

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If you think the gals at the park calling themselves dog trainers and bribing dogs with food or using shock collars for everything will work to get your dog trained or under control, hire them.  You will be happier with their dog training method and they charge a lot less than we do anyway.

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Legitimate dog training methods don’t bribe with food.  

Shock collars, a dog training tool of last resort, are not supposed to be a dog training method, nor a substitute for having a relationship.

Having a relationship is not about dominating or correcting your dog.

THINK ABOUT IT – David Baron is the only dog trainer in North America with 1000′s of photos of small dogs off-leash.

There is no time to run back in the house and get the treats before your dog runs in the street and gets run over by a car.

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Who wants a dog that won’t behave unless you bribe it with food anyway?

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Small breeds are usually more stubborn, defiant and harder to train than large breeds, especially if they have been spoiled.

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Food-Bribery does absolutely nothing to control bad puppy behavior.

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Food-Bribery won’t work to control separation anxiety, destructive chewing and virtually every other behavior problem dog owners face.

There is something better. . . . . .

PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINING

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PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time.  Sometimes the level of training a dog needs surpasses what the owner is capable of achieving on their own and 

Board Training is a more appropriate option.

TRUST and CREDIBILITY are of PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. 
Most of our clients are MD’s, RN’s, teachers, business owners, police, fire and other professionals. Let us know if you need references or have other concerns.  

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Which Dog Training Collar Should I Use?

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YOU DON’T NEED TO HURT YOUR DOG TO TRAIN IT.

Our program uses Relationship-Based Obedience as the primary training method. We think it is cruel not to train your dog and have to use collars and leashes. Dog training is all about you having a relationship with your dog and the dog responding to you. If you don’t win the dog over psychologically, all you are left with is force, compulsion and bribing with food to try and get your dog to behave.

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MOST DOG TRAINING IS TOTALLY INEFFECTIVE

A lot of trainers and behaviorists disagree with me about what dog training collar to use.  Most dog training offered by dog trainers no more works than if you beat your dog to get it to cooperate.   

BULLSHIT DETECTOR #1:  Can you show me photos of 100′s of dogs you trained that are off-leash obedient, YES or NO?

BULLSHIT DETECTOR #2:  Can you show me photos of dogs off-leash on “Stand-Stay?”  What about with four dogs like David Baron has?

We recommend you train your dog so you don’t have to use training collars. . .

CHOKE CHAINS

Choke Chain Dog Training Device

 

Using choke chains, jerking hard and calling that dog training is the violent old-school. Please call us before you think you need to hurt your dog to train it and maybe cause:

1) tracheal and oesophogeal damage,

2) severely sprained necks,

3) transient foreleg paralysis,

4) recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis, and

5) hind leg ataxia.

We only would recommend a choke chain if the owner needs a collar that is the most sure bet that the dog won’t be able to slip out of or if you need to get something around a dog’s neck fast to get control. Choke chains work great on certain giant dogs with super-thick fur too dense for even a prong collar. Otherwise, choke chains are pretty much just plain wrong.

We don’t care about your Schutzhund III German Shepherd police dog. If your dog is so trained, why does he need a choke chain anyway? The bottom line is most people aren’t going to jerk the crap out of their dog because they learned as a child that violence is wrong. We are not talking about the old family dog wearing a choke chain, we are talking about compulsion trainers whose dog training method is based on correcting dogs.

NOT ALL DOGS ARE FUR BABIES There is a time and a place in dog training for the rough stuff, like to save an aggressive or dominant dog’s life. The good news is 99% of dogs don’t require trainers or owners to get really very physical at all.

Maybe you need to be honest and ask yourself if you really know what you are doing before you start jerking, choking or getting real physical with your dog.

Maybe it is not worth permanently hurting your dog.

Maybe it would cost less and the dog might not get permanently ruined if you call a professional dog trainer.

 

HALTI and GENTLE LEADER DOG HALTERS

Dangerous dog head halter.

Another well-intentioned, but dangerous fad.

Don’t listen to armchair dog trainers and behaviorists, amateurs and part-time pet shop trainers. These dangerous halters come off and can cause cervical and spinal injuries to dogs if the dog lunges because it turns the head.

Veterinarians usually like Haltis and Gentle Leaders because they sell them. If the dog tries to bite, you can pull the leash and close the dog’s mouth because the halter is worn around the snout.

We feel these are unnecessary for 99.9% of dogs. They have their use however and are excellent in extremely rare instances. In our opinion, these are not so much a dog training tool but a crutch for people that do not understand animal behavior or what a dog thinks or feels.

Dog head halters are stupid because they don’t teach the dog anything, they know when it is on and off, dogs usually hate them and flip out and try and get it off, that and you risk spinal injury to your dog if you use one. What is really stupid about Haltis and Gentle Leaders is that they are not even dog training. All they are is a restraint to subdue dogs. We have seen dogs with their noses raw like hamburger from rubbing their noses on the cement to get the horrible thing off of their face.

Haltis and Gentle Leaders are analogous saying that a criminal is rehabilitated if you put handcuffs on him or her. Logic and experience tells us that as soon as you take the handcuffs off, the criminal will re-offend.

Usually the worse the dog trainer the more they use Gentle Leaders, Haltis and. . .

 

CLICKERS

Yes, we know it is not a collar. The reason we mention clickers here is they are the epitome of what does not work in real life and the nonsense people need to look out for when they are hiring a dog trainer.

Somehow clickers and food works better than your voice according to someone who made minimum wage training dolphins at Sea World. So the story goes.

Do you really think your dog is even going to hear the clicker over the screeching tires of the car that is going to run over its head because you forgot the treats?

Flipper won’t defecate on your sofa.

Thousands and thousand of dolphins aren’t euthanized because they turn aggressive and do things like bite the owner or a family member in the face. People don’t get their homeowner’s insurance cancelled because of their dolphin and have to buy an Assigned Risk policy for ten years that costs three or four times as much.

Cllickers and training with food seems logical to some people. What is sad is how much more they and their dog could have had.

PINCH-PRONG COLLARS

Pinch collars have saved many dogs lives and only should be used, if at all, for a short time just while training. They are now very popular with women, kids, seniors and people with injuries or disabilities. It only takes about 20%, or less, energy to get the same or more response from a dog wearing one versus a flat buckle collar.

Many small people with dogs bigger and stronger than them have gotten their dog trained and did not have to euthanize it because the owner kept an open mind and tried a pinch collar.

Dogs nip eachother at the neck to correct eachother, not jerk or choke. Often dog owners have their dog on a belt buckle flat collar and jerk and choke their dog a lot. Maybe it would be better to use a pinch collar and tug two times instead of ten and not be so violent with the dog.

Consult a real dog trainer, not some kid at the pet shop or side-liner holding classes in the park or at the SPCA. The pinch collar is a tool. Half of the homes we go to the client already has a pinch collar because they hear at work and from their friends that pinch collars often work good for getting hyper or very strong dogs under control. We recommend not using any collar, but you have to start somewhere. We don’t tell people which collar to use, just the ones not to use.

Almost always people who are against pinch collars have never used one. Usually these people are living in an imaginary dream world where they fantasize about getting their dog under control or off-leash obedient with lots of yummy treats from Mommy for their furry human baby.

What is mean is a dog not getting trained and left out-of-control and having to be euthanized.Usually Food-Bribery dog trainers are the first ones to tell you to destroy your dog when the treat training does not work or later on when your dog turns aggressive.

How could anyone be against something that saves many dogs lives?

The pinch collar was developed by a veterinarian as a safe and humane alternative to choke chains. Pinch collars are what you use on small dogs with easily damagable half-round tracheas like Jack Russel Terriers and Dachshunds with really delicate necks. People who say pinch collars are dangerous are wrong–pinch collars are the safest collar. Again, we say it is mean to not train your dog and have to use collars and leashes.

We recommend you train your dog so you don’t have to use training collars. . .

SHOCK COLLARS

Like we said above. . .

Maybe it would cost less and you won’t permanently ruin your dog if you call a professional dog trainer FIRST.

We are not against electronic collars because they do save many dogs lives and are humane when used properly.

Our experience is that Joe Sixpack out with his dog on Saturday often does more harm than good and often ends up with a nervous, broken-spirited, skittish dog.

Electronic collars are supposed to be a tool of last resort for Off-Leash training and behavior modification.

Call us if you are looking for something better. . . .

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What Is Really In Dog Food?

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The information contained in page report will reveal to you the shocking truth about what’s in your dog’s food. Did you know…

  • The maximum life span of a DOG is estimated to be about 27 years: Yet, the average dog lives only approximately 13 years?
  • The maximum life span of a CAT is estimated to be about 25-30 years: Yet, the average cat lives only approximately 14 years?

Pet Food Industry advertising promotes the idea that, to keep pets healthy, one must feed them commercially formulated pet foods. But such a diet has been proven to contribute to cancer, skin problems, allergies, hypertension, kidney and liver failure, heart disease and dental problems. Please read the information very carefully, as it can help you to increase your pet’s lifespan, overall health and daily well being.

  What Is Really in Dog Food

Plump whole chickens, choice cuts of beef, fresh grains, and all the wholesome nutrition your dog or cat will ever need.

These are the images pet food manufacturers promulgate through the media and advertising. This is what the $11 billion per year U.S. pet food industry wants consumers to believe they are buying when they purchase their products.

This report explores the differences between what consumers think they are buying and what they are actually getting. It focuses in very general terms on the most visible name brands — the pet food labels that are mass-distributed to supermarkets and discount stores — but there are many highly respected brands that may be guilty of the same offenses.

What most consumers don’t know is that the pet food industry is an extension of the human food and agriculture industries. Pet food provides a market for slaughterhouse offal, grains considered “unfit for human consumption,” and similar waste products to be turned into profit. This waste includes intestines, udders, esophagi, and possibly diseased and cancerous animal parts.

Three of the five major pet food companies in the United States are subsidiaries of major multinational companies: Nestlé (Alpo, Fancy Feast, Friskies, Mighty Dog, and Ralston Purina products such as Dog Chow, ProPlan, and Purina One), Heinz (9 Lives, Amore, Gravy Train, Kibbles-n-Bits, Nature’s Recipe), Colgate-Palmolive (Hill’s Science Diet Pet Food). Other leading companies include Procter & Gamble (Eukanuba and Iams), Mars (Kal Kan, Mealtime, Pedigree, Sheba, Waltham’s), and Nutro. From a business standpoint, multinational companies owning pet food manufacturing companies is an ideal relationship. The multinationals have increased bulk-purchasing power; those that make human food products have a captive market in which to capitalize on their waste products, and pet food divisions have a more reliable capital base and, in many cases, a convenient source of ingredients.

There are hundreds of different pet foods available in this country. And while many of the foods on the market are similar, not all of the pet food manufacturing companies use poor quality or potentially dangerous ingredients.

  General Pet Food Ingredients

It would be impossible for a company that sells a generic brand of dog food at $9.95 for a 40-lb. bag to use quality protein and grain in its food. The cost of purchasing quality ingredients would be much higher than the selling price. The protein used in pet food comes from a variety of sources. When cattle, swine, chickens, lambs, or any number of other animals are slaughtered, the choice cuts such as lean muscle tissue are trimmed away from the carcass for human consumption. However, about 50% of every food-producing animal does not get used in human foods. Whatever remains of the carcass – bones, blood, intestines, lungs, ligaments, and almost all the other parts not generally consumed by humans – is used in pet food, animal feed, and other products. These “other parts” are known as “by-products” or other names on pet food labels. The ambiguous labels list the ingredients, but do not provide a definition for the products listed. The Pet Food Institute – the trade association of pet food manufacturers – acknowledges the use of by-products in pet foods as additional income for processors and farmers:

“The growth of the pet food industry not only provided pet owners with better foods for their pets, but also created profitable additional markets for American farm products and for the byproducts of the meat packing, poultry, and other food industries which prepare food for human consumption.”

Many of these remnants provide a questionable source of nourishment for our animals. The nutritional quality of meat and poultry by-products, meals, and digests can vary from batch to batch. James Morris and Quinton Rogers, two professors with the Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of California at Davis Veterinary School of Medicine, assert that, “There is virtually no information on the bioavailability of nutrients for companion animals in many of the common dietary ingredients used in pet foods. These ingredients are generally by-products of the meat, poultry and fishing industries, with the potential for a wide variation in nutrient composition. Claims of nutritional adequacy of pet foods based on the current Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) nutrient allowances (‘profiles’) do not give assurances of nutritional adequacy and will not until ingredients are analyzed and bioavailability values are incorporated.” Meat and poultry meals, by-product meals, and meat-and-bone meal are common ingredients in pet foods.

The term “meal” means that these materials are not used fresh, but have been rendered. What is rendering? Rendering, as defined by Webster’s Dictionary,is “to process as for industrial use: to render livestock carcasses and to extract oil from fat, blubber, etc., by melting.” Home-made chicken soup, with its thick layer of fat that forms over the top when the soup is cooled, is a sort of mini-rendering process. Rendering separates fat-soluble from water-soluble and solid materials, and kills bacterial contaminants, but may alter or destroy some of the natural enzymes and proteins found in the raw ingredients. What can the feeding of such products do to your companion animal? Some veterinarians claim that feeding slaughterhouse wastes to animals increases their risk of getting cancer and other degenerative diseases. The cooking methods used by pet food manufacturers – such as rendering and extruding (a heat- and-pressure system used to “puff” dry foods into nuggets or kibbles) – do not necessarily destroy the hormones used to fatten livestock or increase milk production, or drugs such as antibiotics or the barbiturates used to euthanize animals.

  Specific Pet Food Ingredients

Animal and Poultry Fat You may have noticed a unique, pungent odor when you open a new bag of pet food — what is the source of that delightful smell? It is most often rendered animal fat, restaurant grease, or other oils too rancid or deemed inedible for humans. Restaurant grease has become a major component of feed grade animal fat over the last fifteen years. This grease, often held in fifty-gallon drums, is usually kept outside for weeks, exposed to extreme temperatures with no regard for its future use. “Fat blenders” or rendering companies then pick up this used grease and mix the different types of fat together, stabilize them with powerful antioxidants to retard further spoilage, and then sell the blended products to pet food companies and other end users. These fats are sprayed directly onto dried kibbles or extruded pellets to make an otherwise bland or distasteful product palatable. The fat also acts as a binding agent to which manufacturers add other flavor enhancers such as digests. Pet food scientists have discovered that animals love the taste of these sprayed fats. Manufacturers are masters at getting a dog or a cat to eat something she would normally turn up her nose at. Wheat, Soy, Corn, Peanut Hulls, and Other Vegetable Protein The amount of grain products used in pet food has risen over the last decade. Once considered filler by the pet food industry, cereal and grain products now replace a considerable proportion of the meat that was used in the first commercial pet foods.

The availability of nutrients in these products is dependent upon the digestibility of the grain. The amount and type of carbohydrate in pet food determines the amount of nutrient value the animal actually gets. Dogs and cats can almost completely absorb carbohydrates from some grains, such as white rice. Up to 20% of the nutritional value of other grains can escape digestion. The availability of nutrients for wheat, beans, and oats is poor. The nutrients in potatoes and corn are far less available than those in rice. Some ingredients, such as peanut hulls, are used for filler or fiber, and have no significant nutritional value. Two of the top three ingredients in pet foods, particularly dry foods, are almost always some form of grain products. Pedigree Performance Food for Dogs lists Ground Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, and Corn Gluten Meal as its top three ingredients. 9 Lives Crunchy Meals for cats lists Ground Yellow Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, and Poultry By-Product Meal as its first three ingredients.

Since cats are true carnivores – they must eat meat to fulfill certain physiological needs – one may wonder why we are feeding a corn-based product to them. The answer is that corn is much cheaper than meat. In 1995, Nature’s Recipe pulled thousands of tons of dog food off the shelf after consumers complained that their dogs were vomiting and losing their appetite. Nature’s Recipe’s loss amounted to $20 million.

The problem was a fungus that produced vomitoxin (an aflatoxin or “mycotoxin,” a toxic substance produced by mold) contaminating the wheat. In 1999, another fungal toxin triggered the recall of dry dog food made by Doane Pet Care at one of its plants, including Ol’ Roy (Wal-Mart’s brand) and 53 other brands. This time, the toxin killed 25 dogs. Although it caused many dogs to vomit, stop eating, and have diarrhea, vomitoxin is a milder toxin than most. The more dangerous mycotoxins can cause weight loss, liver damage, lameness, and even death as in the Doane case.

The Nature’s Recipe incident prompted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to intervene. Dina Butcher, Agriculture Policy Advisor for North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer, concluded that the discovery of vomitoxin in Nature’s Recipe wasn’t much of a threat to the human population because “the grain that would go into pet food is not a high quality grain.” Soy is another common ingredient that is sometimes used as a protein and energy source in pet food. Manufacturers also use it to add bulk so that when an animal eats a product containing soy he will feel more satisfied. While soy has been linked to gas in some dogs, other dogs do quite well with it.

Copyright © 1997-2002 Animal Protection Institute.

A Letter From Lynn Johnson in Denver

Thanks Dave for your article on dog food. I’ve forwarded the link to my dog-owning friends, many of whom buy into the “vet recommended” Science Diet, which is as good as feeding your dog sawdust. I have a 6 year old golden retriever who has terrible allergies (and the behavioral issues that can come with it) due to eating crappy food for the first 2 years of his life. I’m sure you can imagine what we’ve been through with him–prednisone, elimination diets of brown rice and pinto beans for months, extreme hyperactivity, chronic yeast infections in his ears, hot spots, constant itchiness. He now eats Wellness Supermix duck & sweet potatoe, which doesn’t contain BHT, etc., and he hasn’t had a reaction since we switched. Duck is the only protein he’s never reacted to, otherwise we’d feed him a whole-food diet. This food is the almost-next-best thing that’s within our budget. When a friend complains about how expensive this or any high-quality brand is (we pay about $75/month to feed Sunny), I remind them that paying for cancer treatment, allergy diagnosis, medication etc. costs a hell of a lot more. Also, I wanted to share that my parents’ cat Rascal lived to be almost 25. He was an indoor/outdoor cat, and he ate more mice and birds than anything else. (bad for the bird population). I know that his wildlife diet is what kept him going for a quarter of a century. Too bad they don’t make mice & miller moth cat food … that would keep our companions alive for at least half of our lives! Keep up the interesting site. We hope you like what is really in dog food.

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Dog Dominance Behavioral Trainers

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arrow icon Giving an aggressive or dominant dog food to train it is extremely dangerous

If your dog has dominance issues, you definitely need professional help. Don’t be fooled by amateur and hobbyist dog trainers into believing group obedience classes or Food-Bribery dog training will help. They almost always make it worse.

 

  Daddy, why does the veterinarian need to kill Goldie?
GoldieThe Food-Bribery dog trainers at the park said Goldie can’t be trained and should be destroyed. We tried the obedience classes and it only made Goldie worse.
Daddy, hire a professional dog trainer who knows how to work with dominant dogs rather than killing Goldie.

arrow icon What Does “Dominance” Mean?

Dogs are social animals whose evolution makes them willing and able to live in groups. Group living enabled wolves to work together to obtain food, raise their young and defend their territory. It would be counterproductive for members of a group to fight with each other and risk injury. That would prevent them from working with the group. Therefore, dogs have a social structure in which each dog is either dominant (leader) or subordinate in its relationship with each other pack member. This is a “dominance hierarchy”. The leader or “alpha” dog is the one that has first access to all the “critical” resources. These resources include food, resting places, mates, territory and favored possessions. Assertion of dominance by the alpha is generally communicated through facial expressions, body postures and actions. Fighting is rare, since as soon as the subordinate submits or defers to the alpha animal and the alpha gets its way, he or she gives up the challenge.

Mommy's furry human baby growls at kids.

Humans need to assume the highest positions in the dominance hierarchy at your house. Most dogs remain neutral or submissive towards people, however some dogs insist on being dominant over people because of genetic tendencies or inadequate socialization. Dominant dogs will stare, bark growl, nip or bite people. Such confrontations can occur:

If you give the dog a command

If you pet the dog and he or she didn’t initiate it

If you stop petting the dog

If you groom the dog

If you hug the dog

If you get out of bed in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and it disturbs the dog

If you bother or annoy the dog in any way

Usually, dominant dogs are very loving and affectionate toward people–until you do something they don’t like.

How would I know if my dog has dominant tendencies?

Does your dog do this? Is he or she pushy, defiant or controlling and refuse to do “Down” and “Heel?”

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You May Have A Dominance Issue With Your Dog If:
  • Defies and refuses to perform commands he knows well.
  • Crowds you, blocks you and won’t move out of your way.
  • Makes you try to obey him or her.
  • Defends the food bowl, toys or other objects from you.
  • Growls or shows teeth at you, under any circumstances.
  • Gets on furniture without permission and won’t get down.
  • Snaps at you.
  • Barks at you.
What To Do If You Suspect Your Dog Is Dominant. . . .

Some dogs can be real creepy.

If you get in a fight with a dominant dog, you had better be able to win. If you don’t win the dog learns that aggression works. Unless you know what you are doing confronting a dominant dog can be very dangerous.

If you think that you dog is dominant or showing dominance-aggression the last thing you want to do is enroll in a group dog training class or contact a behaviorist who advocates using food for training or behavior modification. Usually these people are the first to tell you that you need to destroy your dog and that it can’t be trained. They will take your money and tell you that there is hope and then when the Food-Bribery does not work they will tell you to kill you dog.

  • Don’t listen to “Positive Reinforcement” trainers who tell you have to put your dog down.
  • Don’t listen to amateur and hobbyist dog trainers teaching dogs in parks. . .Bribing dogs with food makes many dogs even more dominant and aggressive.
  • Find a professional in-home dog trainer.
  • Avoid situations that start the aggressive behavior.
  • Supervise, confine and/or restrict your dog’s activities as necessary, especially when children or other pets are present.
  • Don’t listen to anyone who trains dogs with food or who advocate group classes for the treatment of canine dominace. Don’t listen to these people anyway because their method usually won’t work on even the most submissive compliant dogs.
  • In our opinion, usually the biggest ‘dog killers’ are at university veterinary teaching hospitals or claim to be “Animal Protector Societies, Leagues or Associations.” These people are more concerned about losing their insurance coverage and potential liability than saving your dog.
  • Most veterinarians, behaviorists and dog trainers will tell you to kill your dog if it becomes dominant. Most will smile and take your money first before they tell you to kill your dog.
  • We have never had to tell anyone to kill their dog because the dog was dominant.  We are Dog Dominance Behavioral Trainers.
  • WE WILL GIVE YOU ALL YOUR MONEY BACK if your dog’s dominance-aggression can’t be controlled using our program. You may be required to videotape the training to prove that you did what we told you and you will need to surrender the dog to us before we will give you your money back.

 

Children and Dogs


If you let your kids poke at the dog, tease it and pull its tail, we can’t help you. We will teach you how to manage both your children and dog(s) so having problems will be less likely.

 

Why Behavior Helplines Can’t Help

While it’s sometimes possible to successfully resolve aggressive behavior problems related to dominance, this is not a process that can be done by behavior helplines. Very detailed questioning in order to obtain a complete behavioral history, plus direct observation of your pet is necessary before recommendations to resolve the problem can be made.

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Dog Aggression Training

DOG AGGRESSION TRAINING

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Happy, Pedro, Max, Kix, Mika and Archie

Pack of aggressive dogs.

“Better not touch the ball,” says Archie.

Aggressive Border Collie. Mr. Snap Snappy will bite you.

Border Collie dominant and aggressive.

He is loving and good and would like to sleep on the bed.

Archie’s first owner was told by behaviorists-veterinarians to keep a leash on so she would have control of him. Archie was smarter than the people with the lab coats though. He then bit anyone who even attempted to grab the leash.

Terrified dogs in Sacramento. Archie is the classic dominant dog and can be very intimidating.

Snarling aggressive dog. It’s all a show and about not trusting very well.

Like many Border Collies, Archie puts on a show if you piss him off. His snarling is how he talks back. DaveTheDogTrainer was really intimidated by Archie for close to a year. Archie really had Dave fooled and only really started behaving when Archie was able to trust Dave and know Dave would not hurt him. Now he is the best dog in the world. Archie has a great personality and is a lot of fun to own.

Most dogs like Archie can be trained if someone loves the dog enough. Many of the dogs you see in the pictures were animals other dog trainers, behaviorists and veterinarians gave up on.

Happy dog training Sacramento.

Many consider David Baron the #1 dog aggression experts in America.

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Food-Bribery and compulsion trainers and behaviorists probably are going to make your dog a lot worse, do nothing to control the dog, take your money, then tell you that your dog can’t be trained and should be destroyed.

Most Dog Trainers Are Totally Unprepared To Encounter A Truly Vicious Dog

Dog Bite Sacramento Experts.

Stray dogs prefer to bite extremities, especially fingers. Owned dogs tend to bite heads and faces.

Dog bites off finger of child.

With children, vicious stray dogs tend to bite hands because they are moving. Owned dogs more often aim for the face and particularly the mouth when they bite children.

  Butch Bites Treat Trainers

Common sense tells you that you food is not a good idea when dogs are a danger, but some people don’t have any.

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Butch is a Mastiff/Rottweiler mix that weighs over 200 pounds. He viciously attacked a dog trainer when she threw treats at Butch to try and make friends. The trainer, an amateur hobbyist dog trainer, needed over 100 stitches and lost a finger.

Contrary to what most people think, nearly all aggressive dogs have been well socialized and very often have advanced obedience training. The reason why the dog starts disrespecting the owner and turned aggressive to humans is because the owner almost always does not know how to properly manage the dog and back up commands.
In our opinion, most behaviorists trained by university veterinary behavioral programs and teaching hospitals are a complete and utter fraud too. 

Sad are the stories about distraught dog owners having a behaviorist tell them that they should euthanize their dog “because it is AGGRESSIVE.” 

Many often many of these dogs are just puppy play-biting, teething or just doing what untrained dogs do. How can a 10-week-old puppy be aggressive and need to be destroyed? Obviously dog aggression is not that big of a problem for dog owners who get their dogs trained. Behaviorists do not train dogs and Food-Bribery is cute pet tricks not obedience.

The shocking part is that people pay ‘professionals’ who holds themselves out to the public as an animal expert/behaviorist and the person doesn’t even train dogs and tells people that their dogs can’t be trained and need to be destroyed. This is after they take your money. If they can’t train your dog then they should not take your money in the first place. Why would anyone need to pay someone to tell them that their dog can’t be trained and should be killed? If a plumber or an electrician can’t do a job, they don’t charge? The behaviorist or dog trainer gets money for doing nothing and telling you to kill your dog, as where the others that were hired to perform a task do not get paid unless they finish the job? What is the difference?

Just because someone wears a lab coat and has college degrees doesn’t make them effective, legitimate or ethical. People deserve more than blah, blah, blah and then get sent home with a Gentle Leader and told to give their dog treats for everything.

– Drugging dogs is not a solution and we have never seen it work except for anxiety. Most behavior veterinarians push drugs like they are candy for behaviors that should be dealt with by training the dog.

Behaviorists do not train dogs. Their job is not getting dogs to do things like dog trainers. If the person doesn’t train dogs you might as well just go buy Dog Training for Dummies. Why would you hire someone who doesn’t even train dogs? To learn interesting and fascinating things that don’t work in real-life?

THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES.

Does this make sense to you?

How is giving treats for everything and taking an aggressive, stubborn, fearful or dominant dog to obedience classes at the park supposed to control a dog or remedy behavior problems in the home anyway? Treat training often destroys respect for the owner and makes the dog even more aggressive.

We don’t get it, do you? This just doesn’t make sense to us that Food-Bribery would work. We’ve never seen it work.All we usually hear is that the people were told their dog can’t be trained and should be destroyed by treat trainers and university behaviorists.

David Baron and Superdog errs on the side of life. If you want to keep your dog we can show you how to get it under control and manage it so it can live out its life and you and your family can love him and you don’t have to euthanize (kill) your family pet. 

We probably can’t make your dog like a happy-go-lucky Labrador puppy that loves everyone, but we can definitely show you how to get your dog under control and stop the barking, growling and lunging.We will show you how to get your dog under control on the first lesson. 

Who cares if they have a book deal and are certified behaviorists if they can’t train your dog?

We’ll give you a lot more than a hug and encouragement. We get your dog to “Down-Stay” for 30 minutes to an hour and walk behind you subordinately on “Heel.” Blah, blah, blah is going to get you absolutely nowhere if you can’t get your dog on “Heel” and “Down” and “Stay” in two or three lessons.

Better to get the good dog trainer the first time. The dog trainer needs to get the dog to lay down and walk behind you or you are just throwing away money on an amateur or a con artist. Call us first. We’ll get the job done.

We care and want to help. There is all the help in the world here if you don’t want to euthanize your dog.

Is your dog too much for you to handle?

WE CAN TRAIN ANY DOG
No Matter How Dangerous

DON’T THINK THIS CAN’T HAPPEN… IT HAPPENS A LOT.

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If your dog did this to a neighbor or child, would you be able to endure facing the criminal charges yourself and the shame? Your homeowners insurance would probably be canceled as well, forcing you to buy extremely expensive assigned risk coverage.

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Many times small dogs are the biggest offenders.

Dog training with food is not a very smart thing to do especially if children are involved. Food-Bribery training often destroys respect for people. Amateur training makes many dogs even more pushy, obnoxious and aggressive.

We can help with big dog or small dog aggression behavior problem training.

DON’T THINK THIS CAN’T HAPPEN… IT HAPPENS A LOT.

 

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Bite To Eye
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Nose Amputation

 

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LIp Amputation
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Ear Amputation

NOT TRAINING YOUR DOG IS CRUEL

AGGRESSION TRAINING FOR BIG DOGS

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Pit Bulls can be loving, family dogs, but lack of proper training VERY OFTEN ends in tragedy, MOSTLY FOR THE DOG.

Can Your Big Dogs’ Behavior be Changed?

 

Let us evaluate your dog before you make a final decision about EUTHANASIA if it is aggressive.

 

WE CAN TRAIN ANY DOG
NO MATTER HOW DANGEROUS…

Many aggressive dogs can be saved. Aggression always escalates. Call us before it is too late. 

Wrong Approaches To Dog Training

Thinking about DOG TRAINING CLASSES?

WRONG APPROACHES TO DOG TRAINING

MYTHS EXPOSED

Classes are a good place to socialize your dog.

False It sounds good though. Dogs learn to socialize with each other when they are six to eight weeks old in the litter, the Critical period. Aggression or fear very often gets much worse from well-meaning attempts to break this behavior in classes.

If you were scared of heights, would hanging you off the top of a tall building make you less or more fearful of falling? If you need to teach your dog good manners in public, remember the 3 phases of dog training–learning, correction, then distraction proofing. Classes have it backwards making it much much harder to train and socialize your dog.

 

checkmark2Classes are a good place to teach your dog to behave around distractions.

False What classes have kids on razor scooters or families having picnics, real life distractions? If you want your dog to behave around kids on razor scooters, for example, you need to train your dog first, then introduce distractions.

Classes are NOT appropriate for…

People who are easily embarrassed or have anxiety, professionals, business people, busy people, people on tight schedules, children, teenagers, the elderly, those who are frail or have disabilities, or IF YOU NEED RESULTS “NOW!”

For behavior problems, group classes are totally ineffective and often make problems worse.

Dogs often get stressed-out in classes and become withdrawn, depressed or aggressive.

If you have a small dog or a puppy, there is a good chance it will get attacked by a larger dog. People in classes often can’t control their dogs, which often slip out of their collars and attack other dogs in class.

Don’t take our word for it, go watch a class and see dogs lunging and snapping at each other!

Group classes have it backwards

Classes make dogs resistant to obedience by putting distraction first. The three phases of dog training are: #1 Learning, #2 Correction, AND THEN #3 Distraction. Classes often stress-out dogs and make them fearful or neurotic causing a host of undesirable behaviors at home such as self-mutilation and dominance.

PROBLEM: DOG OWNERS DO GET SPECIAL ATTENTION IN CLASSES

  • The trainer may ask you to leave.
  • Most people feel humiliated and embarrassed in classes and quit
  • All the other people in class may stare at you like you are mean or clueless.
  • You may be ignored and treated unfairly.

A trainer cannot solve problems in the home when she has never been there. People’s perspective, or what they say, is often the exact opposite of what a trainer sees at the home. People do not connect certain things to problems. Trainers always need to to see what is going on at the home for themselves to end troubles.

What you want to look out for

WHEN THEY SAY HOW LONG IT TAKES - It does not take a six weeks course to learn “sit”, “down”, “stay”, “heel” and “come” on a leash. We teach all this and much more in one to three lessons, and teach off-leash training in 4 or 5 lessons!

The trainer should be able to get your dog to lay down during the first lesson. There is NO EXCUSE for not being able to do this, period. If it is a 140 pound Great Dane or a Shar-Pei that bites, a good trainer can get your dog to lay down the first lesson.

Don’t endanger your dog or make it even more aggressive.

Choose a trainer who specialize in controlling undesirable dog behavior. The best dog trainers spend a lot more time with the owners than with the dogs and often have college degrees in Psychology or Counseling. Good trainers understand problems which may arise in the future and teach you to control them too.

Special Breed Trainers. . . Even if you do not have one.

Individual temperament, litter constellation, experience and genetics can account for a dog’s behavior more than what breed it is. Hence, a Poodle or a Cocker Spaniel can be much more difficult than a Pit Bull or a Doberman Pinscher. A good trainer is prepared to work with any dog breed, of any age and of any temperament. Be leery of trainers who specialize in puppies or typically “easy” dogs. Conversely, be leery of trainers who purport that their success with big dogs such as German Shepherds equates into being an expert with all dogs.

DOG TRAINING IS A PROFESSION THAT REQUIRES MORE THAN COMMON SENSE

- Just like you can’t be a doctor, lawyer, veterinarian, police officer, etc. by only possessing common sense, neither can you be a dog trainer/behavior consultant.

  • Amateur and hobbyist dog trainers are nice people who love dogs and care about them.
  • When you need results and are paying good money, do not be misled by them.

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Why Choose Us Over Food-Bribery Trainers

You want someone who can get your dog to obey your voice quickly without yelling, violence or bribing with food. Who wants a dog who doesn’t listen unless you have treats?

Obedience is you asking your dog to do something and he does it because you say so, and not because the dog is going to get food or be punished.

Be forewarned, the words “Positive Reinforcement, Luring and Operant Conditioning.” are code for bribing with food. Folks, don’t waste your time and money on this nonsense and call us to learn how to train your dog fast without food or violent methods. The cruelest method is the one where the dog never gets trained and the dog no longer respects the owners and is biting people as a direct result of owners trying to train their dog with food. Then the dog has to be euthanized.

If you do not see dramatic results during the first lesson, you probably never will. Either it happens right away or it probably will not ever.

 

 

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CLASSES. . .Just About The Worst Way To Train Your Dog

DEFINITELY call us before you enroll your dog in dog training classes.

 

PRESS RELEASE – SACRAMENTO DOG TRAINING

PRESS RELEASE – SACRAMENTO DOG TRAINING

Press Release - Dog Trainers Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA, November 4, 2013 /24-7 PressRelease/ — Superdog, Inc., a Sacramento Dog Training company founded in 1998 with trainers in 13 states, has introduced a new Behavioral Wellness program for dog owners owners of recently adopted and rescued dogs in Sacramento. Working in partnership with veterinarians, animal rescue groups and animal shelters in Sacramento and Roseville, the goal of the program is to help keep dogs safely living in their new adoptive homes.

David Baron, owner of Superdog and head Sacramento dog trainer reports, “Often dogs who end up in animal shelters are surrendered by their owners for behavior problems. Frustrated owners struggle with dog behavior problems like fear, aggression and housebreaking, and sometimes they just give up. When that happens, the dogs end up in the care of shelters and rescue groups. These groups are sometimes underfunded and overwhelmed, so we wanted to pitch in and help.”

The Sacramento Dog Training program involves evaluation of dogs at the 13-acre dog training to identify areas in need of improvement, and specific dog training protocols that help resolve dog behavior problems.

After the dogs are placed into their new homes, Superdog dog trainers in Sacramento work with the new families and help them train their. The new “Sacramento Dog Training” program boasts a 99.9% success rate – success being defined as keeping the dogs happily living in their new homes.

About Superdog’s Dog Training Sacramento:
Superdog Dog Training Sacramento was founded by David Baron in 1998 as an alternative to harsh training methods in use at the time among dominance-based dog trainers and ineffective Food-Bribery trainers. The company’s humane, dog-friendly training methods are designed to provide fast results for dog owners using Love, Praise, Affection and Friendship. Dogs enjoy the training and so do the owners, because behavior problems can be solved quickly and humanely.

Sacramento Dog Training private lessons are more convenient and are more effective than group lessons because the dog can be observed and worked with without unnecessary distractions.

Sacramento Dog Training opened their

Sacramento Dog Training

office in Roseville in 2004 and has quickly become a favorite resource among veterinarians and animal rescue groups for helping owners solve their dogs’ behavior problems. With dog franchise offices around the country, Superdog – Sacramento Dog Training is

Sacramento’s Best Dog Trainer

and America’s #1 dog trainer with offices in Northern and Southern California.

Website:

www.Superdog.com