Without proper dog training, there are a host of behavioral issues your dog may develop.  In some instances, dog training even involves a little bit of training for you as a pet owner. This is where professional dog training becomes an important asset in a long, healthy relationship between you and your furry friend!

Don’s Behavioral Dog Training brings decades of experience in several forms of dog training philosophies and a strong understanding of dog psychology. This all helps us understand the way dogs think and therefore allow us to communicate with them effectively so that they become well-behaved members of your family.

Here are some common dog behavioral issues we experience all across Elk River, Minnesota, and beyond. Our professional dog training can help curb and even eliminate many of these behaviors, so feel free to contact us today to learn more!


This can be one of the most difficult and unfortunate behaviors to deal with as a pet owner because it jeopardizes your family and other pets’ safety. It is also a popular reason for people getting rid of their dogs, which is terribly sad. However, your dog’s aggression toward other dogs, people, or both can be corrected. Our aggression dog training expertly works toward correcting the causes of aggression in the first place by understanding the way your dog thinks. Identifying the root of the issue allows us to correct it.


Many pet owners don’t walk their dogs enough because of the frustration they experience with their dog on the leash. Pulling is an issue many dogs exhibit, but it is easily correctable with our professional dog training. Leash training teaches your dog how to walk on a loose leash.  From there, we will teach him the more formal “heel” command.


Dogs can whine for many different reasons as it is a vocal communication method for them. Not all whining is bad, but excessive whining can be a symptom of separation anxiety. General dog training should include allowing your dog to feel safe and comfortable on its own. Just be mindful of how and why your dog whines, as sometimes it is legitimate communication.


This behavioral issue is at least partially the fault of the pet owner. Begging is a bad habit that you should not encourage by feeding your dog from the table or any human food, as it leads to health complications and obesity. 

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We hope you found today’s post informative and helpful. There’s no question Don’s Behavioral Dog Training can help you and your dog come to a full understanding so that the relationship is strong and healthy for the future, whether your dog is just a puppy or is older.  So contact us today to learn more or schedule a free consultation with Don and take the first step to an obedient, well-behaved dog!