We use only the most current science-based training methods. We want to insure you get the very best training possible. Our mission is to help initiate the changes and teach you and your dog how to maintain the work. Here is some great information from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior on dog training:“Many … Continue reading Compassionate Training Solutions
I had a new private client today. She has previously hired a non-force free trainer to help with her 8 month old German Shepherd Dog. After a couple of sessions the dog started to try to hide from the trainer. The training was not enjoyable to the dog. The dog was failing at recalls, probably … Continue reading Training Should Be Fun!
Dog training is an unregulated industry. In most states in the U.S. anyone may call them selves a dog trainer. As a dog owner it is up to you to find the right trainer to help you and your dog. So what should you look for? Here are some essential dog trainer requirements: 1. Knowlege. … Continue reading How to Pick the Right Dog Trainer
It's important to remember that what our dogs practice they get better at. Interrupting undesirable behaviors by using consequences and/or management helps them learn what is acceptable and what is not. In the context of play it's important to remember there should be interruptions in play, things like pauses, shake offs and role reversals. If … Continue reading Teaching Dogs Good Play
When you work with us you will receive a customized training plan unique to your needs. If plans aren’t user friendly, it is harder for you to implement. During your private session we will thoroughly assess your needs, start the work, and help you learn how to practice it. When we leave that day you … Continue reading The Beauty of Private Training
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy This is the most important training you can do for your puppy and it starts at the very beginning. Set your new puppy up for success! 8 weeks / $275 Basic Obedience Get the right help with leash walking, jumping, recall, and other issues using traditional obedience work and management options. 6 … Continue reading Upcoming Classes
The top three client issues are typically that the dog doesn’t come when called reliably, pulls on leash and jumps. Today we will talk about why our recall (come) command fails and how to train it properly. First thing to remember is that practice makes perfect, provided your practicing the correct way. Good training is … Continue reading My Dog Doesn’t Come When Called Help!
As pet parents we all want the very best for our dogs and that includes training. I’m typically contacted by dog owners that are frustrated with bothersome behaviors from their dogs. They’ve tried googling for help, asking their neighbors and trying things they might think will help. It’s always better to get help right off … Continue reading What is Force Free Training?
Key Points• Despite the fact that advances in behavior research have modified our understanding of social hierarchies in wolves, many animal trainers continue to base their training meth- ods on outdated perceptions of dominance theory. (Refer to Myths About Dominance and Wolf Behavior as It Relates to Dogs) Dominance is defined as a relationship between … Continue reading American Veterinarian Society on Animal Behavior Dominance Statement.
These excerpts have been taken off the American Veterinarian Society of Animal Behavior official position statement. What are some examples of techniques that may be used by a reward-based trainer?Trainers may use verbal or visual cues to signal (request) the required behavior, a clicker or verbal marker to mark the behavior, and toys, treats, or … Continue reading Excerpts from AVSAB position statement on training methods.