Behavior Modification Training

aggressive dog trainerWhether we are aware of it or not, each dog lives by a clear set of rules that predict behavior. So while bad behavior may seem to emerge from out of the blue, if your dog could speak she would tell you exactly where the behavior stems from— a combination of genetics, habit, environment and your reactive triggers and responses.

After all, 90% of unacceptable behavior is the result of an owners inability to communicate effectively with their dog. At Bullys Behaven our job is to determine where your dog’s unwanted behavior comes from and then modify it.  We will teach you the language of your dog to get you the results you are looking for and to make them last.

Bullys Behaven Behavior Modification Training addresses behaviors like:

  • Jumping
  • Chewing
  • Excessive barking
  • Biting
  • Charging the front door
  • Housebreaking
  • Possessiveness
  • Leash reactivity
  • ALL FORMS OF AGGRESSION
For lasting behavioral change accuracy and consistency are mandatory.

Dogs learn through cause and effect

Because dogs will respond to a repeatable set of commands if trained properly, at Bullys Behaven we spend a lot of time helping owners to understand how cause and effect work. We will work with you on timing, duration and intensity. All key to effectively correcting or modifying a behavior.

For example, dogs will only learn to change their behavior if you address them while they are in the act of doing the behavior. This may sounds simple, but you would be surprised how many dog owners unwittingly undo their dog’s training by mistiming corrections and praise.

Much like with children, there is never a quick fix, but a lifetime commitment to dedicated consistency. Once you tell us what your problems are, we begin a to build a customized, step-by-step approach to training that leaves you, the owner, both informed and confident enough to continue the process on your own as you share your life with your best friend.


Bullys Behaven Personalized Behavior Modification Training

Following an interview and period of observation, Master Dog Behaviorist Mike Maoine will design a personalized Behavior Modification Plan to address the behavior(s) that require correction or redirection.  Depending on the complexity of your dog’s issues, Mike will work with you to prioritize and construct a recovery plan that may include a variety of methodologies. What works for one dog  may not work for another, so Mike will determine the most effective, time efficient set of protocals to get your dog where he or she needs to be.

The initial 1.5 hour session includes a consultation, assessment, and hands-on training session with you and your dog.  Follow-up Behavior Modification Training sessions run from 1 to 2 hours depending on how much your dog will tolerate.

In-Home Training  Includes a full 90-minute session, within 15 mile radius of Jackson, NJ. Home visits requiring additional travel are subject to a surcharge.


Bullys Behaven Boarding and Training

Bullys Behaven Boarding & Training provides intensive training and continuous progress. Your dog will stay in our safe, comfortable, modern facility while receiving superior care. We understand that our clients are busy and we’re here to step in and give your dog the intensive, custom Behavior Modification training required. Our program is particularly beneficial for dogs with behavior problems because improvements tend to happen very quickly. Throughout your dog’s stay we will update you with progress reports. When your dog is ready to come home  we will give you all the tools and training you need to make sure the progress sticks over time.

Boarding & Training   Prices vary depending on length of stay.  Two-week minimum stay is required for all dogs boarding & training. Rescues are offered discounted rates.


Bullys Behaven Phone Consultations

Discuss any behavioral issues or questions you may have over the phone.

Phone Consultation   Minimal fee for in-depth behavior discussion and analysis.


Call us today at 732-947-1176 or email us to schedule your dog behavior assessment and start enjoying time with your best friend again.