Teamworks Behavior Modification Services and Classes
What is a “behaviorally healthy dog”?
- Is comfortable being petted by children and people of all types without growling or shrinking away
- Can be examined and groomed by the vet and by owners without growling or trying to bite
- Has not bitten a person (with the exception of “puppy mouthing”)
- Does not growl, lunge, or shrink away from strangers
- Does not patrol windows, doors, car or yard, barking at strangers or other dogs
- Does not growl or bite to guard food, toys, or resting spaces
- Is not afraid of new people, objects, sounds, or smells
- Eliminates in the correct the location (please note: most puppies under the age of 14 weeks don’t have the muscle control to know when they are going!)
- Lives peacefully with all people and with other animals in the household
- Can be in a room with other dogs and settle down after 5 minutes even if it doesn’t get to sniff the dogs
- Is able to walk down the street and pass another dog and/or person without growling, lunging, and barking
- Allows guests to enter the house without growling, lunging, and barking
If your dog is not behaviorally healthy, please consider signing up for a Behavioral Consultation or taking one of our Behavior Modification Classes.