Problem Behavior Solutions
Many trainers treat dog behavior problems as an isolated issue, but unfortunately, this does not address the root cause and limits the ability to foster long term results. In 25+ years of professional experience with over 15,000 dogs, Brett has developed a fully comprehensive, integrative approach to rehabilitating dogs with behavioral problems.
Whether you have a difficult dog who has become unmanageable, a rescue dog, or an unruly puppy, Brett can help you with any problem behavior you and your pet may be experiencing. After many years specializing in problem behavior cases, Brett has developed a system of training that addresses the root cause of a dog’s problems as well as the overall human-dog relationship to establish balance and harmony in the special instinctive bond our two species share. To facilitate this, Brett will travel to your location in the Denver metro area to meet you and your pet for an initial evaluation and training workshop. After that, he will develop a tailor-made training protocol to start your dog on the path to a content and happy life free from stress and unwanted dog behavior problems. Find out more here.
Problem Behavior Training for:
- Separation anxiety
- Leash Pulling
- Chewing / Digging
- Potty Training
- Puppy issues
- Rescue Dog Training
Dog aggression is a serious issue for many dog owners. We all want our dog to be happy and social, but what happens when our dog reacts to other dogs and/or humans aggressively? Many people (and unfortunately many pet experts) conclude that the dog is “broken” or a “lost cause.” Aggression is a very misunderstood behavior problem that results in far too many dogs being re-homed, placed in shelters, and euthanized because no one knew how to help them.
However, there is hope. By understanding that dog aggression is a result of certain dogs with highly sensitive, alert personalities being overstimulated by the presence of another dog or human, we can address the root cause of the aggression. By tapping into a dog’s natural inclination towards balance, Brett can help you teach your dog how to achieve a meditative-like state during these times of distress. Creating this calming effect though focus, leadership, and a deeper understanding of what our dogs need will allow your dog to develop a calmer association with other dogs and people. Creating this new association facilitates the rehabilitation process for these previously aggressive dogs to become social, balanced, and happy dogs. Find out more here.
Separation Anxiety can be quite complicated, and often the sole solution which many dog trainers, vets, and behavior specialists know to turn to is pharmaceuticals or management of the problem without long term resolution. However, while pharmaceuticals can be helpful in extreme cases to complement a training protocol, Brett has developed a more holistic approach to successfully treat separation anxiety in dogs. By using a combination of positive reinforcement and balanced training methods, you will learn how to implement the structure within your home and create the type of relationship that your dog with separation anxiety requires to achieve long-term results.
The biggest misconception is that dogs develop separation anxiety because they aren’t used to being alone or “miss” their owners when they are not home. Actually, separation anxiety mostly occurs in intelligent, hypervigilant dogs who are overly caught up in and over-reacting to the everyday life they share with us. This means that some dogs can develop the misunderstanding that following human patterns and anticipating our everyday routines keeps things going, which in turn means that when we are no longer present for them to track, they fear they won’t get their needs met because these patterns and this close proximity can no longer happen (since anticipating our actions works so well when we are home, from their point of view). This creates disorder in their sensory processing system, and they feel extremely overwhelmed by this misunderstanding, leading to the symptoms of separation anxiety. Find out more here.
Nobody wants their fun, leisurely walk with their loving pet to turn into an all-out tug-of-war battle with their dog, full of pulling, snarling and lunging, but when not addressed properly, even a mild case of leash-pulling can potentially turn into full-on leash-aggression. This overreaction is usually due to a combination of over-anticipaction on walks, lack of focus, and insecurity tied to the leash and its control. With Brett’s instruction, you can learn how to take back control of your walks and teach your dog to walk on-leash with a calm, secure, happy mindset. Find out more here.
Rescue Dog Training/Rehabilitation
Most rescue dogs have great potential, and despite prior history/behavioral issues, they can learn to adjust and become balanced, loyal members of any family. However, because of a checkered past at times, it can be hard for a rescue pet to integrate into their new home and trust their now well-provided for surroundings. The reality is that sometimes rescue dogs need more than just love and treats to help them overcome the deep-rooted, negative associations they made towards everyday life and social interactions. Oftentimes, they need to be built up to become the confident and balanced pets they have the potential to be. Brett has developed successful strategies to teach you how to train your rescue dog to make better decisions and help your dog adjust to their new life despite their past experiences.
Brett Endes is available to train your dog at your home or business in the following areas:
- Denver Tech Center
- North Glenn
- Downtown Denver
- Highlands Ranch
- Lone Tree