Flooding is a technique in dog training and behavior modification that has a high potential for abuse and misuse. This video shows the flooding being used as part of an aggression rehab plan on a dog named Darren who is 10 years old and has never allowed a man to put his hands on him during the eight years he was at a shelter. We decided to use the technique after careful consideration of what would be the best for Darren’s and the trainers’ safety and as the better option in our opinion to allowing him to experience longer periods of stress through the weeks of worrying about being touched as compared to one shorter spike of stress with almost instant improvement to his overall quality of life with us. We appreciate constructive criticism and opinions to help us better improve our strategies in our rehab programs with the dogs that have no where else to turn.
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