All dogs require socialization. Wild dogs, dingos, and wolves run in packs, and all domesticated dogs have adapted to accept humans as their pack. We can fulfill their social needs both verbally and physically. When timed and manipulated precisely, we teach new skills.
Embarrassed by your dog?
You don’t want your dog to…
- jump on guests
- nip at you or your kids
- run away or run into the road
- be anxious and whiney
- embarrass you!
You want your dog to…
- be an enjoyable member of your family
- come when called, and follow instructions
- bring peace in the household
- be well-mannered in public and with guests
- explore outside without fear of not coming back
- have a rich, fun life outside of the house
You want it trained, but…
- You don’t have the time
- By the time you get home from work, you’re too pooped to worry about it
- You don’t really know how to train it, even if you had time
- Ulimately, you just want your dog to like you and you think discipline will make them hate you because it’s cruel.
Now your dog…
- misbehaves and doesn’t obey
- doesn’t listen to you
- whines and barks all the time
- embarrasses you in front of company
- has to stay inside or on a leash because you don’t trust it
- can’t go out in public
You probably had great intentions when you got a dog. You dreamed about taking it with you around town, in stores, and the Starbucks drive-through for a puppacino.
But now you’re overwhelmed, frustrated, and resentful. Your dog doesn’t respect your boundaries or your rules.
This happens in dog families every day… but it doesn’t have to!
A dog who has never been taught HOW to behave or respect you can’t fulfill your expectations without instruction.
I’m here to help you.
Dogs are the product of what we make them.
Rarely do people have a dog problem.
Oftentimes, dogs have a people problem.
Training will give your dog AND you a better life!
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3 Basic Needs of the Dog
To understand how to teach a dog to behave, you must first understand the dog's most basic needs. Cracking the code to your dog's most valued desire is the key to its learning.
Some dogs are highly motivated by food as a reward. By strategically manipulating a dog’s food desire, we can shape and mold behavior in order to teach new skills.
A thousand years ago, dogs depended on catching prey such as rabbits or squirrels. In domesticated dogs, a tennis ball bouncing across the yard fulfills those same innate instincts that say, “I need to catch this in order to survive!” If your dog is motivated by this need, we can use it to teach any skill.