We will not intentionally train with fear, force or pain.
Our team shares a strong passion for continuing education both academically and in pursuit of industry standards. Whether we are teaching good manners, reducing reactivity or entering competition we are proud to find the best training plan using the environment, your lifestyles, your dog’s history and genetics to achieve your goals. And we will do this without purposely putting your dog into situations that will cause fear, stress, and anxiety. For the life time of your dog, choose teachers that answer the questions "what happens when my dog does something right? What happens when my dog does something wrong?" with the spirit of improving your relationship with best canine friend.
We will. happily, work in conjunction with your vet or a vet behaviorist to provide the best care for your dog.
We follow the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior's standards on training and socailization.
Puppies have a very small “socialization” window in which to learn that new sounds, sights, people, and other dogs are great and not things to be afraid of. Once that window is closed at 10 – 12 weeks old, then that puppy is more likely to grow into behavior problems. Our puppy classes are designed to help shy pups come out of their shells and the exuberant ones to calm down and use the energy for good!
One of the most pervasive, and damaging, myths of dog behavior is that their misbehavior is based on dominance. This ideaology brings about often abusive and dangerous approaches to dog training in an effort to “reduce the rank” of the dog. With positive training your dog will still learn to respect your space and follow your cues.
No healthy relationship should involve fear, pain or intimidation! Positive reinforcement is as effective as old fashioned training and while choke, shock and prong collars appear to be effective, they always have fall out and negative consequences. We follow the humane hierarchy standard of training and behavior modification and always suggest you find trainers and behaviorists that work within these guidelines.