expert, ethical behavior help & Training support FOR people whose dogs are “different”.
Being different isn’t inherently bad. But for dogs that are different, certain aspects of common urban/suburban life can be hard – often resulting in “behavior problems”. Barking or growling at guests. Lunging at other dogs. Panicking when left home alone. These behaviors are how they cope with their emotions. When we understand that, we can become more empathetic in helping them overcome these difficulties, leading to less frustration and stronger relationships with our dogs.
The world can be hard for dogs that are “different”. And that can be hard on you.
I am here to help you and your dog navigate through a difficult world.
Get Help from a Fearful & Aggressive Dog Behavior Expert
My name is Steve DeBono and I’ve been working with dogs and dog behavior since 2002. Through The DeBono Dog Center, my behavior and recovery center formerly located in Austin, TX, and my recent work with shelter organizations around the country, I’ve helped hundreds of people and organizations help their dogs’ severe behavior issues related to fear and “aggressive” behavior. I have a Masters in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, where I studied dog behavior as part of Dr. Sam Gosling’s Animal Personality Research Lab.
I do not use fear or pain to motivate dogs.
That means I do not use shock collars, prong collars, or choke chains. Period.
“We owe it to them (dogs) to learn the most effective and gentle ways to train them. We have a responsibility as their mentors to educate ourselves on how they learn and how to best train them. Quite frankly, culturally, we have an absolutely horrible training model.” – Robert Milner
I find this kind of thing embarrassing, but here’s what some people I’ve worked with have to say!
Instructor, Dog Trainer & author of “Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships With Dogs”.
Dr. Sam Gosling
Professor, Department of Psychology – Animal Personality Lab, University of Texas at Austin.
Founder, Final Frontier Rescue Project
Client, Mom of Kendall
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