I’ve heard the word red zone on tv, what does it mean ?
, Red is synonymous with danger and aggression, and that is what it symbolises here. If you have a red zone dog, you most certainly don’t need a definition. You already know.
Your dog might have aggression issues that manifest toward other dogs, or even people! Many of my clients with red zone dogs have seen me as their last hope. By understanding the psychology of dogs, I am able to pinpoint what needs adjustment.
It is important to learn how to time corrections, to stop your dog from escalating into a ‘red zone’. Dogs, like humans, stop listening when in a state of aggression. The key is to stop them from getting there in the first place. I will show you how to do this during my training courses. Most of the dogs that I deal with have aggression issues.
I just want to talk about dominant and or dominant/anxious dogs and aggression. Dominant dogs that show signs of aggression feel that they need to go and prove it to other dogs and humans, and WILL back it up with a show of force if they feel that they need to.
I know how stressful and frustrating this can be. Dominant dogs are quite often the sweetest and loving dogs at home. They are so friendly and affectionate to those that they trust. However, when they are around other dogs and or humans, something changes. Its like they have this overwhelming drive to to get to the other dogs / humans and prove a point they they are the boss. Some of these dogs may be agressive from a distance, others are scared and unsure but what they have in common is that they are not relaxed and happy go lucky when they meet other dogs. The dominant dog feels he has business to take care of and they certainly aren't calm. In this state they are highly reactive and very impulsive and driven, and no training is going to distract them from their business. Sometimes you may see it coming, a bark or a lunge, however at other times, it happens so fast and it seems impossible to see it, is so unpredictable and happens for no reason.
I know that many clients, if they are really honest and realise that their dogs behaviour is only getting worse. So what can you do? If you are like most of my clients you have already spent lots of time and probably money trying to solve this issue. You have probably tried a number of different approaches to training and then the behaviour comes back. You experience a relapse. And why? Because you haven't solved the underlying issue and your dog remains unpredictable.
I've come to realise that it's virtually impossible to train a dog not to react aggressively, when they are unable to stay in the calm learning zone. They will keep moving into a reactive and impulsive state. In the reactive state, they are unable to think calmly about the stuation and make the best decision. When they react, they go back to their default pattern thats been hard wired in. They no longer behave rationally. I've found that there is one thing you need to put into place, before anythng else will work.
Your dog needs to learn to be calm and submissive
My two-day Intensive training Course is perfect for dogs who have shown aggressive and or dominant behaviours. It's crucial that you are involved with their training to get the best results. During my training sessions I will discuss with you what you need to do next to solve this issue.
Many of the clients that call me for advice think that their dog needs Residential Training, but in most cases their dogs behaviour can be changed during the Two Day Intensive Training Course. Most problem behaviours exist between the owner and their dog, so it is that relationship that needs fixing.
I do not use fear or food based training. We simply repeat good behaviours, whilst discouraging bad ones.
My techniques work and if you are prepared to put in the time, your dog (who may have had issues for years) may be a reformed character.
But Of course I can’t offer any guarantees with regards to outcome this will all depend on your commitment to change.
Contact: Jo Sault 07738 484493 (Calls preferred please , if I can't answer please leave me a voicemail and I will return your call within 24-48 hours).