Aggressive Dog Training in Maryland

Working with Dog Aggression

We cover Leash Reactivity, Resource Guarding and People Aggression


Dog Aggression Overview

Aggressive dog training is one of the most desired dog training requested  by dog owners and one of the most

troubling behaviors dog owners experience with their dog. There are many types of dog aggression, often displayed through barking, lunging, growling and biting. This behavior can be directed directed at other dogs, towards children, men, women, strangers, as well as their owners.


Reasons for Dog Aggression             

There are several reasons why dogs display such aggressive behavior, it can range from a lack of socialization to either other dogs, certain people, or situations, negative association with the fear stimulus, or ultimately abuse which could have occurred.

Dogs show aggression for “dog” reasons i.e. their natural protection mechanism to keep them safe. Let our proven positive reinforcement training techniques show you how to address your dogs behav

Pawz for Health recognizes that all dogs are different, therefore each dog training program is tailored to meet dog owner and each individual dogs behavior and training needs.  After the initial “Behavior Consultation” we will determine the most suitable program to address your aggressive dogs training needs.



Leash Reactivity: 

Dog Leash Reactivity

Dog Leash Reactivity

If you experience worrying dog obedience behavior such as growling, lunging, or aggressive dog behavior towards other dogs whilst on a leash walk. This program is for you.  We work with you and your dog at our training location to help teach your dog a positive emotional response through counter conditioning.  

We then teach you the owner how to get your dogs focus, and continue to maintain a positive association between your dog and another dog whilst out on walks. Sessions are then carried in the environment where you need it most i.e. your home location.

Dog Aggression is a natural defense  behavior however it can become self-reinforcing to your dog the more he is allowed to continue practicing that behavior.  Your dog will not “get over it” we need to help install a new behavior to replace the undesirable behavior through counter conditioning, and positive reinforcement training techniques.


 What we cover?

  • Leash Control and Handling
  • Watch Me / Focus
  • Reward for calm behavior around dogs
  • Change to a positive emotional response.
  • Counter Conditioning and Desensitization

  • Figure eight walking around other dogs
  • Positive reinforcement techniques on walks
  • Pain Free Training
  • Simple for you and your dog to learn.
  • We HAVE FUN!


Dog aggression towards people

When animals and people are afraid of something, they prefer to get away from Aggressive Dog Trainingthat thing. This is called the flight response. But if escaping isn’t an option, most animals will switch to a fight response and they attempt to defend themselves.

A dog can be afraid of a person or another animal but still attack if thinks this is the only recourse. A fearful dog will normally adopt fearful postures and retreat, but may become aggressive if cornered or trapped.



Let us help you with your dogs aggressive behavior in Maryland.

What we cover:

  • Teach dog to have positive association with people
  • We work with counter conditioning and desensitization of triggers
  • Relaxation dog training techniques around people
  • Teach you the owner how to recognize what your dog is telling you.
  • Work with pain free dog training techniques


Resource Guarding (aggression around food, bones, toys) 
Aggressive dog training Silver Spring, MD

Food Agression

Resource Guarding which it is commonly  known, starts during puppy hood. Dog owners may fail to notice their adolescent dog becoming increasingly possessive and protective. Some may actually encourage their aggressive dog protective displays, thinking they are cute.

It is natural for dogs to protect their possessions.  Domestic dogs quickly learn that once something is gone, it is gone. So it is not surprising to find dogs trying to keep their possessions away from people.

Our programs help you learn more about resource guarding, and how to treat it.  We use purely positive reinforcement training techniques to teach your dog and how to train your young puppy to learn to trust you and actually enjoy when you are around their resources.


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