Joel Beckman has been working with aggressive animals his whole professional life. He understands the causes and solutions to deal with it. Not to say it’s going to be easy however. Aggressions can be due to many factors including: genetics, early life lack of socialization, owner error, etc.

Our system at Beckman’s dog training to deal with aggression is a thorough one. We usually start with a 1 hour session at our Ramona facility and do a controlled interaction with Joel and Bosco, then maybe allow interactions with other dogs on or off muzzle. During the session Joel will be explaining exactly what is going on why your dog is doing what he is doing. After the session you will be given a recommendation about training which may involve board and train, private training, classes or a combination.

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Feisty Fido Privates


Feisty Fido privates are the recommended starting point for reactive dogs. Joel is an expert at reading dog body language and assessing aggression–this is the Beckman’s specialty. Over the years Joel has created a one-of-a-kind system to rehabilitate dogs using our team of Helper Dogs and during a Feisty Fido private session you will receive an assessment and a training plan. Our goal is to provide you expert help, knowledge, and care, and to get your dog with other dogs.

Feisty Fido Workshop


After the completion of at least one Feisty Fido private, we often recommend the Feisty Fido Workshop for dogs that do not have severe leash reactivity or people aggression. The Feisty Fido Workshop is in between a Private and a Group Class to give you the tools & attention you need, while saving some money. We take 2-3 dogs for this workshop which involves small group lecturing, multiple trainers, and lots of hands-on training to practice meeting other people and dogs, leash reactivity methods, and more.

Feisty Fido Group Class


Feisty Fido Group Classes deal heavily with Leash Reactivity, barking, lunging, socialization, and more… all in a controlled group environment. Great for dogs who have excelled in the Workshop, but aren’t quite ready for regular Group Classes.

Feisty Fido Small Group Playtime

$50 – 45 Minutes

Socialization is incredibly important for all dogs–and even more so for reactive dogs. The more “doggie friends” your dog can make, the better, and we understand that. The Feisty Fido Small Group Playtime is intended to supplement the Feisty Fido Privates, Workshop, and Group Class to provide you with a controlled environment for your dog to interact with other dogs. 

Schedule this one-on-one session any day of the week between 9 am – 3 pm where a trainer will introduce your dog to a small group of dogs and supervise their play.