My Philosophy on Dog Training

/My Philosophy on Dog Training
My Philosophy on Dog Training 2017-05-18T21:58:15+00:00

I train dog owners, not dogs. Dogs live in the moment. They simply react to what is going on around them. It’s only when a dog’s reactions don’t align with the owner’s expectations that there is a problem. Two conditions need to be met in order to ensure that your dog will ALWAYS do what you tell him/her to do.


– Your dog must take its lead from you
– Your dog must be calm-submissive


If these two items are present, your dog will always obey when you give a command. This may sound too easy, but believe me there are lots of things that you need to do as an owner to make sure these conditions are present.

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Small things that don’t mean much to us as humans can send clear messages to your dog about who is in control. If you aren’t doing ALL of these things correctly, then you’re sending your dog mixed messages. Because dogs require clear leadership in all situations, this can be very stressful for your dog. This stress can reveal itself in the form of behavioral problems including separation anxiety, fear, aggression, “accidents” in the house, and much more.

Many dog owners find it hard to believe that letting their dog sniff and pee when it wants during walks can be the cause of the behavioral problems they are experiencing, but it is much more common than you might think. Not having clear leadership in all situations puts a lot of stress on your dog. Like people, every dog responds to stress differently.

Benefit of Private Dog Training

Classes are good for socializing your dog around people and other dogs, yet in a class there isn’t enough time to show each owner how to read their dog’s specific signals and find an effective way to communicate their expectations to their dog.

Every dog and owner are different. Not all dogs respond to the same types of correction or reward and not all owners are able to deliver all types of correction in a way that gets results. Effective training requires modifying the training methods to find what works for both you and your dog.

No matter how great a treatment is, if it isn’t addressing the actual problem it won’t get the desired results. Results come from picking up on the smallest clues sent by your dog as to how effective your interaction is at producing the result you want and fine-tuning you technique based on this continuous feedback.

I provide guaranteed one-on-one training and resources to improve your relationship with your dog.

I am available 7 days a week, and can schedule sessions to accommodate your needs.

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