DOGS AND CHILDREN

Have a dog and planning on starting a family? Have a child and dog that are not getting along? Want to make sure your puppy matures into a well-adjusted family member that is a joy to be around and not a burden?

 Besides helping hundreds of families with all of these topics, I lived it myself. When my two children were babies, my wife and I also had two Rough Coat Collies and a wonderful Shetland Sheepdog to round out our family. You should have seen the looks we got walking a double stroller and three well-behaved dogs! We literally had cars stop and ask us what our secret was! I made it work and I can teach you as well. I would be happy to show you logical, effective and humane strategies to make it work!

                               Pre-Baby and Post-Baby Strategies
Many training and planning strategies exist to help families and dogs adjust to the arrival of a new baby or help a new dog coexist peacefully with a family. I can help you and your dog learn certain important skills before your baby arrives, along with sharing strategies to keep in mind when your dog and baby meet for the first time, as well as daily strategies to keep everyone safe and happy. 

Besides having first-hand experience with my three dogs, a young child and another on the way, I have helped numerous families over the years understand what is involved to have happy dogs and happy children as they grow up together.

Preventative Measures
Whenever children are in the house, it is even more important to understand strategies to prevent inappropriate behaviors including aggression, barking and even normal puppy biting. Puppy biting can be annoying to adults, but very painful to young fingers and toes. 

Aggression
Resource guarding is a form of aggression that can appear in any breed of dog. It is important to understand that dogs can be comfortable with certain people taking bones away or walking near their food bowl, but bite a stranger. If there are children in the home, it is imperative to prevent resource guarding or treat the problem if present. 

Children also do not naturally understand signs of anxiety or aggression. Dogs might stiffen, lower their head or tail slightly or some other subtle warning. Children often ignore these signals and end up getting bitten. I can devise strategies to manage your household, treat aggression if present and teach you and your family how to read signs of aggression and how to react if you see them.

Boredom
Inappropriate dog behaviors often get labeled as "jealousy" when in fact they are simply boredom. It is amazing how much time and attention a new baby requires. When he or she is sleeping, that is often your only time to clean, take a shower or take a nap! With the brand-new little one in the home dogs sometimes get pushed aside and a family has less time to devote to their care, exercise and entertainment. A bored dog will find something to do such as barking, destroying furniture, digging holes in the yard or even aggression.

I will help you incorporate training into your busy schedule and show you specific ways to continue training your dog to prevent boredom. We can work on basic to advanced training such as leash walking, off leash control, and jumping prevention. We can also practice more advanced strategies such as heel, object discrimination, placement cues, distance work and refining behaviors to a high level. Tricks such as take a bow, roll over, shake, and high five are a fun, easy way to provide necessary mental stimulation.

Your situation might seem overwhelming right now, but I can help bring focus and direction and provide step-by-step strategies to have a happy home for you and your dog.

What My Clients are Saying

"I highly recommend Jeff Millman! My husband and I were expecting our first baby, with our due date a month away, in search of training to help our 18 month old puppy prepare! Jeff was able to get us scheduled right away and fit sessions in weekly with flexible times! He is very patient, so kind and just great with dogs! 

He was able to show us what we needed to prepare our puppy for the baby as well as other techniques to help him with excessive barking and nipping! We saw results immediately through Jeff's methods and continue practicing with him! Thank you Jeff for helping us, our pup is great with our baby!"

Marina G.

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DOG BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

STOP DOG AGGRESSION

STOP DOG AGGRESSION

 Dog aggression is a complex topic that requires experience and skill to address it successfully. I have years of experience treating all forms of aggression and will show you logical, effective and humane specific strategies to help assess your dog's aggression and devise a treatment plan that you...

STOP DOG BARKING

STOP DOG BARKING

Barking can be a very instrusive, annoying, and frustrating problem. All dogs bark sometimes, but if a dog barks excessively, it is helpful to know how to change this behavior. I can help stop barking. 
STOP DOG SEPARATION ANXIETY

STOP DOG SEPARATION ANXIETY

Separation anxiety in dogs can result in barking, destruction, housetraining issues and can even result in a dog hurting himself after prolonged attempts at escape. I have worked with two separate cases involving dogs that were so panicked they pushed through window screens and jumped out of...

DOG OBEDIENCE TOPICS

BASIC TO ADVANCED DOG OBEDIENCE

BASIC TO ADVANCED DOG OBEDIENCE

It is important to understand how to teach your dog what you want and what you do not want. I will show you humane, logical and effective strategies to teach your dog anything that he or she is able to do. 
DOGS AND CHILDREN

DOGS AND CHILDREN

Have a dog and planning on starting a family? Have a child and dog that are not getting along? Want to make sure your puppy matures into a well-adjusted family member that is a joy to be around and not a burden?
YOU HAVE A BORED DOG?

YOU HAVE A BORED DOG?

Do you feel guilty that your dog is bored? Do you want to learn how to stop demand barking? Are you dealing with behavior problems such as destruction,  a dog that will not leave you alone, or just seems unhappy?  You might have a bored dog. I can help! 
STOP DOG JUMPING

STOP DOG JUMPING

When I see a dog that jumps on people, I know that this is usually the tip of the iceberg of behavior issues. Dogs usually jump on people to get attention. If it is a consistent problem, this is a sure sign that one or more family members or friends have been giving attention while jumping occurs, which...

STOP LEASH PULLING

STOP LEASH PULLING

The frustration and back pain associated with a dog that pulls on the leash is not very pleasant. Wouldn't it be nice if you and your dog could go on a nice, pleasant walk without feeling like you accidentally signed up for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race? I can help. 
STOP DOG DEMAND BEHAVIORS

STOP DOG DEMAND BEHAVIORS

Demand behaviors are identified as anything a dog does repeatedly that is undesirable for the person that it is directed towards. You can train your dog to stop these behaviors using humane, logical, strategies. 

CONTACT JEFF MILLMAN

If you would like to work with the best private dog trainer in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham or Morrisville, NC please fill out my dog training contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Get the best, professional, certified dog training in Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Apex or surrounding areas in North Carolina, depending on your location. I will travel approximately 30 minutes from Bond Park in Cary, NC. Check to see if you are in my travel area. 

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WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE JEFF MILLMAN DOG TRAINING?

little badger dog is angry over whiteHow can you feel confident that when you hire me, I will provide you and your family, logical, effective and humane strategies to solve your dog training problems? How can you be sure that it will be worth the money? Why can't you just hire the kid down the block, take a class at the closest dog training school, or look on YouTube for all the answers?

I would ask the exact same questions, and I do, whenever I hire someone. I do research, I talk to friends and neighbors, I look at Yelp and Google Reviews and then I make a decision.  

Can you learn how to train your dog watching YouTube videos, or hiring the least expensive trainer you find? Maybe. But, there is a good chance you will spend that time and money and realize that you really did not get the results that you were looking for. Is it worth it spending time and money and then have to do it again?

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