Owning a dog is a massive responsibility.
We think training your dog shouldn't be optional.
Every activity we do at the Centre requires basic control training before dogs can proceed.
We show owners how to get an immediate 'connection' with their dogs at any time, in order to give them some instruction/direction.
Without that connection....... training will be very difficult....if not impossible!
We use positive, reward based training to teach dogs everything. However.....and here is where we differ from most current trainers.......we are not afraid to use corrections, where appropriate, to get rid of unwanted behaviour. We feel it is only fair to teach the dog there are consequences to unwanted behaviour.....this then gives the dog a real choice.
For example.....Turning your back on a dog when it jumps up does not work!!! We prefer to let the dog know it is really not acceptable and reward the dog for making a better choice next time!! That works!!!
Before we can start to get control through training, dogs must be in the correct frame of mind.
Emotional states such as excitement or anxiety are not conducive to learning or thinking!
We show owners how to change their dog's emotional states to help make training easier and to teach dogs to focus better.
How often do you see dogs pulling like this???
It is unhealthy for the dog and implies a serious lack of control by the handler.
We teach 'loose lead walking' and in fact, a longer lead often helps to reduce pulling!
We also teach all the other basic exercises such as recall, sit, down and of course we encourage handlers to learn how to PLAY with their dogs in a constructive & fun way.
These are the foundation blocks of all training with your dog.