Dog training should be enjoyable for both you and your dog – it should work to enhance your relationship rather than hurt it!
After many years of training and showing dogs, I have found that there are still many people out there who believe the use of force is the only effective way to train a dog. Popular TV shows have perpetuated this myth. Positive training is both highly effective and motivating for your dog. Unwanted behaviour in dogs is largely inherent behaviour for them. They are not born understanding our rules nor do they come by these behaviours naturally. This is an important consideration to keep in mind before you consider using a correction. Does your dog really know what you want and what is expected of him? Can you be positive of this or is it an assumption? This is why I believe in taking the time to teach your dog what behaviours we want rather than punishing what we don’t want. Not only will training enhance your relationship with your dog, it has been scientifically proven to be effective. No matter what issues you are having with your dog, or even if you just want to learn how to train a particular behaviour, call me for a consultation.
I can help you with :
- Puppy Training – house training, crate training, bite inhibition, socialization, attention, impulse control
- Attention and Focus
- Door Manners
- Resource Guarding
- Counter Surging/Leaving Food/Garbage
- Separation Anxiety
- Fears and Phobias
- Boundary Training
- Coming When Called
- Reactiveness towards people or dogs
- Jumping up
- Loose-leash Walking
- Settle on a bed
POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT & CLICKER SKILLS, PUPPIES SOCIALIZATION CLASSES, BASIC MANNERS and OBEDIENCE, REALLY RELIABLE RECALL, CONFORMATION, RALLY-O, AGILITY, BASIC MANNERS and OBEDIENCE, REALLY RELIABLE RECALL, AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN, TRICKS, IN-HOME BEHAVIOUR CONSULTATIONS AND MORE…
Basic classes require an orientation class the 1st week, which is done without your dog and covers how dogs learn, canine behavior, Q & A, practice of some basic skills for the owner and homework to begin with your dog when you get home. Other classes follow behing the basic classes or are with instructor approval.