How Does Anxiety Lead to Aggression?

How Does Anxiety Lead to Aggression?   There are only a few causes of behavioral issues such as aggression, the most common cause is anxiety. Most people think when a dog is acting aggressively it’s because they want to be mean, or have a mental issue. This is rarely ever the reason, simply because dog’s … Continued

We Train ALL Dog Breeds

We Train ALL Dog Breeds At Excelsior Dog Training, we accept all types of dogs in our in-home dog training programs. For our group classes, there are some restrictions when it comes to what behavior issues a potential canine student may be exhibiting, so that the class can be safe and move forward at the … Continued

Crate Training: Why Is It So Important?!

Crate Training: Why Is It So Important?! At first thought for new dog owners, it’s easy to see crates as intimidating and mean. Don’t they look like too-small cages for your dog? Isn’t it fundamentally wrong to keep an animal in a cage like that? These are all common concerns for people who are introduced … Continued

The Importance of Basic Obedience

The Importance of Basic Obedience Basic obedience training is necessary in order to have a healthy human-dog relationship. It sets the tone for what is expected of your canine companion and it lets them know early on who is in charge. Teaching your dog simple commands can make a world of difference in your relationship. … Continued

Dog’s Need Physical and Mental Exercise

Dog’s Need Physical and Mental Exercise When choosing a dog breed, many people base their decision solely on aesthetics. Numerous dog owners are guilty of selecting a dog breed that requires more exercise than they are willing and able to provide. There are several determining factors that influence the frequency and intensity of your dog’s … Continued

Aggressive Dog Training: Your Dog Can Overcome Aggression!

Aggressive Dog Training: Your Dog Can Overcome Aggression! Here at Excelsior Dog Training, we offer a Queens aggressive dog training program because we know that aggression is a behavior issue that can be treated. When a dog begins showing signs of aggression, many people’s knee-jerk reactions are to re-home the dog or even “put the … Continued

Can Hyperactivity Lead to More Aggressive Behavior?

Can Hyperactivity Lead to More Aggressive Behavior? A hyperactive dog can be, at best, considered high strung and maybe a bit annoying. Many people don’t recognize hyperactivity to be a behavioral issue…some will chalk it up to the dog’s breed, sometimes combined with the dog’s younger age. Hyperactivity is a behavioral issue that can be … Continued

Why Dogs Need Leadership

Why Dogs Need Leadership  Recently, I had an in-home consultation with a woman who was trying to get her aggressive Australian Shepherd under control. The dog had bitten her boyfriend and was becoming territorial, behavior she attributed to the fact that she hadn’t “established dominance.” Similarly, I had another consultation for an aggressive Boston Terrier … Continued

We Train Dogs…and Their People!

We Train Dogs…and Their People!  Our Queens dog trainer prides herself on helping ALL dogs and building up an incredible success rate here in New York. There isn’t some great magical secret behind Excelsior Dog Training’s success other than an understanding of operant conditioning, canine behaviors and shaping, consistent boundaries, and the compassion for both … Continued

Champ: Cat Reactivity Case Study

Champ: Cat Reactivity Case Study Throughout my dog training career here in Queens, I have worked with dogs that live with other animals; commonly, there might be another dog or two, or even a cat in the household. Many dogs are not naturally aggressive towards cats…sometimes they just want to play and be friends! Cats … Continued