- TOPEKA | Behavior Modification
Behavior problems take the joy out of having a dog. It's frustrating, exhausting and embarrassing. It is easy to get discouraged with your dog's misbehavior. The good news is that depending on how self-rewarding the unwanted behavior has been to your dog, most of the time it can be solved through patience, consistency and TRAINING.
Learning stops when fear or reactivity starts. This is why many dogs are not successful in a group class setting or struggle with daily activities like meeting people or dogs on walks. If your dog is one of these, MuttSchool has developed our behavior modification program for dogs with behaviors such as hyper-arousal, separation anxiety, fear, aggression, reactivity or obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
Change for these dogs does not happen overnight or in a few training sessions. These dogs have practiced these behaviors over and over and have been rewarded (even if they have been self-rewarding). It does take a commitment to make a change in the dog's behavior. It is well worth it. Our results with this program have been life-changing for dogs and their families.
Your dog may qualify for our behavior modification program if your dog:
MuttSchool's behavior modification program offers:
A behavior modification program is only good if it works in real life. We take the training and apply it to every day scenarios.
Training doesn't stop at the end of this program. We offer continuing support as you and your dog need it.
Training Challenges – 10 private lessons
Behavior private lessons are for dogs that are exhibiting behaviors that are difficult to live with like:
Temperament Challenges –Recurring 6 month membership
Recurring lessons are a great way to make sure you maintain the consistency required to change behavior. Studies show it generally takes 60+ days for a new behavior to become automatic but it takes over 6 months of repetition for it to become permanent. This is why this recurring program is so important. To be successful in modifying challenging behaviors, time is a necessity. This program is good for dogs with: