Training and Behavior Modification
No two dogs are exactly the same, therefore I do not use a "cookie cutter" approach to training. Rather, I tailor each program to help each unique dog and family with their area of need based on their dog's personality and history.
Getting your puppy started off on the right paw in life is very important to raising a well balanced and healthy dog.
Raising a baby animal that is a different species than we as human beings are hardwired to raise can be challenging. I will work with your puppy one-on-one in your home to cover the basic commands as well as addressing areas such as potty training, biting, jumping, and crate training. This will not only help you raise your puppy to be a well balanced dog emotionally and mentally but will strengthen the bond between your pup and family.
Reward based training along with knowing fundamentals of canine psychology are core to puppy raising. We will work on this with the whole family! Children should be included in helping to train their new furry family member.
Not everyone can be a rockstar in all categories. Some of our beloved furry friends may be struggling in areas impacting behavior.
Some of these behavioral problems may be categorized as the following:
Generalized Anxiety/Panic Disorders/Separation Anxiety
Using science based training along with a few other methodologies (depending on your dog) I will work with them to overcome their struggling. I achieve this through changing your dog's physiological (or knee-jerk) response to certain stimuli: being left home alone, lunging at other dogs on walks, snapping when a person tries to pick up the dog's bone etc.
Positive Reinforcement, Counterconditioning, Desensitization, and Canine Communication are just a few of the techniques I will implement.
Advanced Training for Stimulation
Keeping our dogs busy and occupied can be quite a feat at times. Particularly for those who cohabitate with working breeds. Proper physical and mental stimulation are vital to maintaining a balanced state of mind in our dogs.
I will do a few trials and tests with your dog to evaluate the best "job" for your dog. Often times I create plans based off of your dog's unique needs and your lifestyle. Some dogs thrive on treadmills while others love burrowing through tunnels for nose work. Together we will discover your dog's passion!