I’m an Expert Dog Aggression Trainer
I’ve met with countless households where they were told to euthanize their dog by every single trainer they met because the trainers thought there was no way to address the behavior. I rehabilitated those dogs.
I’ve helped families with dogs that were labeled as human- or dog-aggressive, acquired “a taste for blood” after a bite, and could no longer be trusted. I rehabilitated those dogs too.
I’ve assessed several aggressive dogs that were on anxiety medication for years that did nothing to help curb their behavior. With my training, they were removed from the medication and rehabilitated.
Training Aggressive Dogs Requires a Very Special Skillset
Aggression training is incredibly difficult because there are more variables to consider than just the dog. There’s the family, the individual personalities of each family member, the dog’s environment, the amount of time you can commit to training and whether or not you are mentally, emotionally and physically able to do the training. The list goes on.
That is why behavior training experts of my level are costly. My program now starts at $4,250 for 12 classes. My mentor Richard Heinz’s programs are in the several thousands range and every other professional of our caliber will be just as expensive. Granted, there may be a few trainers out there that do have the ability to provide aggression training and are just starting out (my rate used to be $25 a session!), but they are underpricing their talent, and sooner or later they’ll be in the higher-price bracket as well.
Length of time and price depends upon the severity of the behavior, the risk to myself, the length of time I believe will be required to complete the rehab and travel time. Most cases are done within 12 – 16 classes. I’ve had a few that took longer than anticipated, but they are rare.