Empire K9 has successfully trained many dogs with common behavior problems using the Empire K9 Method.

Empire K9 offers a behavior modification program to modify unwanted behaviors such as dog to dog aggression, human aggression, resource guarding (food aggression), and territorial aggression. Our training packages start with six private sessions and eight group sessions to help you deal with certain behavior problems. Once completed, you and your pet will join eight group class sessions to continue the training and socialization process.

What Is Behavior Modification?

Behavior modification uses change techniques to increase or decrease the frequency of behaviors. It often includes altering a dog’s behavior and reactions through positive and negative reinforcement of adaptive behavior and or the reduction of behavior through its extinction.

Are Behavior Modification And Dog Training The Same Thing?

No. Behavior modification is within the dog training sphere, however it refers to changing existing behaviors. Dog obedience training is about learning commands such as sit, stay, heel, etc. Behavior modification may include training the dog to behave or react in certain ways, changing the animal’s schedule or environment, changing how it interacts with people, and administering medication to reduce anxiety. Behavior management goes beyond standard dog obedience training.

What Is Resource Guarding?

Resource guarding refers to behavior such as growling, snapping, and biting to convince other dogs or humans to stay away from particular high-value items. The resource can be food, treats, toys, a place (a bed or favorite chair), or even a person.

I’ve Been Told My Dog’s Aggressive Behavior Cannot Be Changed And I Should Get Him Euthanized. Are There Any Other Options?

We will evaluate your dog to determine the best course of action. Our family of dog obedience training experts in Rancho Cucamonga believe no dog is untrainable, and we provide each canine we see with a comprehensive evaluation.

What Causes Dog-On-Dog Aggression?

It is generally due to lack of socialization as puppies. Some 80 percent of dogs that come in for behavior modification are insecure for this reason.

My Two Dogs Do Not Get Along Well. Is There Hope?

Of course! We will suggest a training package after we evaluate your dogs to determine if private or group lessons are best. Dog-on-dog aggression is a common problem among pet owners. It may take a lot of work, but we will get your dogs to a point where they can at least tolerate one another and live in the same house.

I Have A Very Busy Schedule. Will I Be Able To Keep Up With Behavior Modification Training?

Our Inland Empire dog behavior modification training provides your dog with the help the animal needs to enjoy a happier, healthier life. Don’t worry if you have a crazy schedule, as behavior modification does not mean nonstop training.

What Behavior Modification Options Do You Offer?

We provide a range of dog behavior modification classes within the Inland Empire, including in-home training comprised of three sessions. There’s also a package that combines dog obedience training with behavior modification. The package features eight to 10 training sessions and includes off-leash obedience, recall and focus, and so much more. We also offer pack walks on Sundays, which help with problems such as dog aggression and human aggression. They provide fantastic socializing opportunities for your pooch.

At What Point Should I Contact A Trainer About Behavior Issues?

Contact us as soon as you notice behavior problems. Examples include dog aggression, human aggression, anxiety, and food aggression.

Please fill out the evaluation form below! We look forward to working with you and your four-legged friend.