DO YOU USE SHOCK COLLARS?
We work with all breeds, and all ages. Our approach to training, as mentioned, is based on the dog as an individual. There could be two dogs; same age, breed and gender, displaying the same behavioral problem, and have two completely different approaches to training with different training tools used. It depends on the dog's temperament. We take into consideration your dog's breed (or mix thereof) to ensure they are getting ample mental/emotional/physical fulfillment not only throughout the training process, but throughout their life as well.
We are versed in virtually every training tool on the market, and thoroughly understand the pros and cons of each. Your dog's unique situation, temperament, and personality will determine which tool we use for the training and behavior modification process. For just about every dog, food/play/affection/toys are used to help create and solidify behaviors we want. However, when it comes to the elimination of unwanted/dangerous behavior, we use a variety of leashes,collars and deterrents to stop those behaviors altogether--not just mask them. Be rest assured, none of our training tools/approaches/philosophies involve instilling fear or pain for your dog; it's counter-productive to the learning process.
We cannot offer any type of guarantee for the dog's training because we cannot control what goes on (or doesn't go on) when the dog is home. We can certainly create the changes you want (as well as offer lifetime support for select programs), but how the dog is handled, managed and trained by the owner will ultimately determine the longevity of success. If the training is not maintained (at least to some degree at home) the dog will revert back to what's in their best interest.
WHAT ABOUT DEAF AND/OR OLDER DOGS? CAN YOU TRAIN THOSE?
WHAT BREEDS DO YOU WORK WITH?
WHAT METHODS DO YOU USE TO TRAIN DOGS WITH?
Contrary to the old adage, you certainly can teach an old dog new tricks. However, keep in mind it may take longer for the dog to undo years worth of an established behavior/association. Deaf dogs are just as easy to train as dogs who can hear, too!
WHAT TOOLS DO YOU USE?
We like to have fun throughout the training process. The relationship we build with our client base is that of reliability, trustworthiness, and amicable. Many of our clients stick around to attend our Public And Walking Skills class not only because its advantageous to their dog's learning, but also because the people are just fun to be around, too. You won't be disappointed if you chose us over the other guys. Sure there are other great trainers in the area; I won't deny that...but the working relationship that we build together, along with the fun we have, are second to none!
We strictly adhere to the 4 learning phases a dog goes through, and use that to our advantage. In the beginning, we want to build a good rapport with the dog; we want them to trust us, and know that we will provide them with things they need and like. We use those things to show the dog what we want them to do (or what we would prefer they do instead of an unwanted behavior). Once those more desirable behaviors occur more frequently, then if/when we have to resort to corrections, it is fair, and the dog understands exactly what he should be doing instead. Throughout the years, we've noticed this approach to training not only alleviates confusion/frustration/stress in the dog, but also creates a solid overall understanding, and calmer state of mind.
WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU FOR TRAINING OVER THOSE OTHER GUYS?
DO YOU HAVE ANY GUARANTEES OF YOUR WORK?
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We get asked this very often, and our answer is the same: No. If/when we use a remote collar system, the stimulation given is not any type of painful, zapping, shocking sensation. In fact, the pressure a dog gets from his collar or harness is more painful than the low levels we use when we do remote training. Granted, we don't use remote collars on every dog, but when we do, it's for communication purposes; just like your voice or a leash. There is only one type of remote system that we would ever use or recommend and that's because of the sole fact that it is not a shocking/zapping type of collar. It's a means of having your dog reliable as if he had on an invisible leash.