Category Archives: Behavioral Modifications

Bear’s Aggressive Behavior Improves

We contacted Chance after much (two years) frustration with our dog Bear behaving aggressively towards other dogs, whether it was when he was in the car and would see them on the street, or when they walked past our property, or anywhere, for that matter. He has his particular friends he enjoys, and he is […]

Working Together

Chance has worked with my dog Nya and I on a few of her issues such as overexcitement when people came to the house, pulling on the leash during walks, and most recently addressing prey drive she exhibited toward ducks on the property where we live. Not only is he extremely effective at finding the […]

Prey Drive and Making The Right Choice

During the Summer 2014 we started working with Chance to help us with Pepper’s prey drive towards other animals (mostly our chickens and ducks, but it carries over to others). I like that he comes to our house with his demo dogs and sees what the problem is first-hand. Not only could we watch the […]

Baby’s New Buddy

Baby’s New Buddy We adopted Tucker from the humane society when he was 3 months old. After a few months, he started displaying unwanted behaviors and it only seemed that it was getting worse. I felt like I had reached the point of giving up, lost hope thinking it could get better, figured he wasn’t […]

A Lifesaver

Aloha, Chance from Focused K9’s has been a lifesaver for me, literally. I have adopted two blue heelers from the Humane Society and both have had issues with herding/killing chickens. Through working with Chance, not only have I been able to train & stop my dogs from killing chickens, but truly understand the psychology behind […]

Mia

My husband and I adopted Mia from the pound. We were told she was a lab/terrier mix. She was about 3 months old when we adopted her. When we first got her home, see seemed happy, but would pee constantly, and we would take her out often, sometimes every 30 minutes, and she still would […]

Tsugi’s Last Chance

Our 7 year old Tsugi is a mixed breed. DNA test showed him majority a boxer, among 5 other breeds with smaller % figures. He does not look like a boxer, but his personality seems to be a boxer. He’s a bully! He’s demanding and agressive. He thinks he runs our household and unknowingly, we […]

Mama’s Story

Meet “Bunny Bear” or Mama as she is affectionately called by the Hawaii Island Humane Society shelter staff.Mama came in as a fearfully aggressive,hairless and toothless stray with 6 puppies.She was devoted to her babies and accepted food,but would growl and cower in her kennel. Once her babies were weaned Mama was enrolled in “New […]

Bulldogge Brothers

We have been working with Chance to help our Olde English Bulldogge brothers to stop fighting. Thor (white) has aggression issues towards Zeus (brindle) We love our bulldog babies and do not want to have to re home one of them. Although we are still working on it, Chance has been a huge help. Thor has […]

Shadow’s Story

We adopted Shadow six months ago. Unbeknownst to us, she had serious behavioral problems and suffered from extreme stranger anxiety. We didn’t know how to address these issues. We read and asked for help from various sources, even trying some medication to no avail. We decided to try Focuesd K-9 as a last resort. After […]