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BRING OUT THE BEST IN YOUR DOG
When you own a dog, training is the single most important action you can take.
It helps you communicate better with each other, creating the foundation for a happy relationship.
Many people wait too long or don’t train their dogs at all. This can lead to behavioral challenges that are much harder to correct later on and can make your life unnecessarily stressful.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO RESOLVE?
Don’t just accept unwanted behavior! We have helped with dogs overcome their challenges, and we can help yours, too.
• Walking on leash without pulling
• Passing other dogs nicely
• Calmly riding the elevator
• Listening, even under heavy distractions
• Coming to you when called
• Crate training
• Separation anxiety
What’s the Root Cause?
There’s always more to the story when it comes to identifying why dogs behave the way they do. If they pull on the leash, that is likely related to the fact that they want to be in control and haven’t learned their boundaries. If they are anxious in the elevator, it may be because of a prior experience that shook their confidence. Then, every time the bell rings and the doors open, they relive that stressful situation again. We help you find the root cause of these types of problems and resolve them in a comprehensive manner using fear-free exercises and techniques.
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late
Without proper training, these challenges only get worse, typically until something really bad happens. We strongly advise that you not wait until your dog bites someone, or pulls you over, or can’t be around other dogs, or can’t be left alone in a crate while you’re gone.
The problems can seem so overwhelming for some people that they end up giving up their dog to a shelter, or they yell at their dog, yank its leash frequently, and resort to methods such as choke chains and prong collars (which still don’t correct the behavior). This is unfortunate, as the behaviors could have been easily addressed with positive reinforcement training.
Are You Unknowingly Part of the Issue?
Many people actually encourage unwanted behavior, such as by petting their dog when it jumps on them. They also use the wrong leash, the wrong corrective devices, the language that confuses their dog, an ineffective tone of voice, and improper body language. They repeat the dog’s name and the command over and over. They also don’t use effective rewards, so their dogs are not motivated. The problem gets even more challenging when multiple people are handling the dog, such as a spouse, kids, and dog walkers. When using the wrong techniques, your dog starts to tune you out, and you get frustrated because he doesn’t listen to you.
Looking for an Easy Fix?
Well-behaved dogs who are great listeners aren’t born that way. While our exercises are fun and easy, it does take time and patience. Some people think they will just send their dog away to training boot camp or think they don’t need training because their breeder “trained their puppy.” Here’s the honest truth: you can’t outsource training to someone else. You must be skilled at the techniques, so even if someone else trained your dog for you, all would be quickly lost because you likely wouldn’t be consistent with what the dog has learned. Just commit to training your dog yourself, and the results will speak for themselves.
My Dog is Untrainable?
All dogs can be trained if you use the right approach and effective, positive motivation. Maybe you tried a different trainer in the past, or even tried to train him yourself, and your results were questionable. Just keep in mind that all trainers are different, and maybe the techniques weren’t as effective or current as they could be. In addition, maybe the environment wasn’t ideal, or maybe your dog was just not as ready to learn back then. In our program, we cut through the nonsense and outdated thinking and put you on the right path to success by using the exercises that simply work.
Dogs LOVE to Learn and to Have a Job
Some people have the wrong idea about training. They think it will be a burden on themselves and their dog. However, they don’t realize that dogs LOVE learning new behaviors when we use proper techniques. They also love to have a job.
Training helps bring out the best in your dog, whether it be from having polite manners, participating in sports such as agility, or even visiting hospitals as a therapy dog. You’ll have a stronger relationship with your companion, which is presumably why you got a dog in the first place. Both you and your dog will be much happier!