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Possible difficulties in problem dog therapy


In order for problem dog therapy to be successful, you need to work well with the therapist. Difficulties usually arise when you have deliberately or unconsciously concealed details of your dog's life. Dishonesty in problem dog therapy can be dangerous - Shutterstock / cynoclub

Only if you are open and honest about problem dog therapy can you and your therapist work off your dog's aggressive or anxious behavior and teach him the desired behavior. Otherwise, difficulties can arise.

Problem dog therapy: Difficulties in cooperation

It can always happen that you and the problem dog therapist don't get on well. In this case, consider giving someone else problem dog therapy before you run into trouble. If the chemistry is not right, it is difficult to trust the therapist and to tell him sincerely about his own mistakes and uncertainties in dog training.

To avoid further difficulties, you should sit down with the therapist after each session and discuss the course of problem dog therapy. In this way, small successes can be identified and analyzed step by step, so that you can take the findings home and continue practicing with your dog. Even if it is mostly due to upbringing when dogs show undesirable behavior, you do not need to be ashamed and hide your fears or doubts. After all, looking for help when you need it is a bold step.

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Problem dog therapy shows no success?

The success of problem dog therapy depends on analyzing the causes of your dog's aggression or anxiety. If the therapist does not correctly assess your dog because he has too little information about your pet's history, the treatment plan is based on incorrect assumptions. Accordingly, the therapy is unlikely to help or will only help in the short term.

Another reason may be that the therapist only treats the symptoms superficially and does not pay close attention to the causes. Even then, problem dog therapy remains unsuccessful in the long term. So don't be afraid to switch therapists if they don't show any real interest in your dog's history and don't do tests with them to get to know them better.