|BEHAVIORAL PROBLEM SOLVING
|Since Tall Tails Training began serving families in 1995, our specialty has been solving
dog behavior problems in the family setting. Our behavior modification education began with the National
K-9 Training Center in Columbus, Ohio and has been augmented by seminars from Cornell University and
published behavior specialist C. W. Meisterfeld. We continue our studies yearly by actively seeking out
the latest canine behavior from many different aspects. Our programs are reflections of our
total education and experience.
Behavior problems are symptoms of a deeper problem within the dog. Tall Tails Training does not endorse or
teach "quick fixes" which may mask the problem, aggravate the root cause and make the dog's general behavior
worse. Understanding the true root cause of the behavior problem is essential to developing an effective
management plan. Through a highly detailed in-home evaluation, a complete management plan is determined
specifically for each situation.
The key to managing behavior problems (from House-Soiling to Aggression) is to understand why they exist in
the first place. Understanding the root cause of your problem behaviors gives you many keys about how to
An effective behavior management plan must have the following parts:
1. Establish a basis of Communication (Obedience Command Language).
2. Identify and modify or remove the root cause(s) of the behavior.
3. Relieve the existing symptoms.
4. Resocialize, teach or create a new behavior pattern.
5. Establish a reasonable time for complete Resocialization.
Through this process the clients receive education to understand and eliminate the core problem within the
dog as well as skills to prevent future problems and maintain a healthy balanced relationship with their dog.
|BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS BY TRAINING THROUGH UNDERSTANDING