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Counterconditioning and Desensitization Training For Dogs

Person walking a calm dog on a leash, demonstrating counterconditioning and desensitization techniques.

Counterconditioning and Desensitization: The Two Pillars of Behavior Modification For Dogs By Will Bangura, M.S., CAB-ICB, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP, Certified Canine Behaviorist and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant. Unlike basic obedience training, which focuses on teaching commands, behavior modification aims to address and alter the underlying causes of behavioral issues, thereby achieving lasting change. It targets the dog’s […]

Classical Counter-Conditioning Treating Canine Aggression and Reactivity


In Defense of Classics: Why Classical Counter-Conditioning Reigns Supreme in Treating Canine Aggression and Reactivity By Will Bangura, M.S., CDBC, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP (Dog Behaviorist), Certified Dog Behavior Consultant In the nuanced world of canine behavioral therapy, there is no shortage of methods aimed at treating aggression and reactivity. While new approaches like Behavior Adjustment […]