My Training Philosophy
I believe a strong relationship with your dog is the key to good behavior. But how can you have a good relationship if you don’t understand each other? My goal is to help you understand how your dogs learn and how they think, allowing you to work with your dogs, increase respect, and develop a more meaningful relationship. I believe that the best human/canine relationships are built from love and respect, not force and fear. Because of this, I focus on using LIMA based training methods.
I understand that, like people, every dog is different. There is no such thing as a one all training method that will work for every dog. Shaping methods may work wonders in a variety of situations, but some dogs may do better with luring techniques. While most dogs may do fine without the use of a clicker, some dogs may need it in order to focus. I will mold my training methods to fit the individual needs of you and your dog.
Please note that I do not employ the use of e-collars, prong collars, or choke chains. If this is a route you would like to go I would be happy to recommend some local trainers who are experienced and well versed in the proper and safe use of these tools.
I believe a good trainer is always available to you, even after the training sessions are over. Feel free to contact me at any time by phone or by email. I don’t care if it has been six months or more since our last session. I will always do my best to answer your questions and help you and your dog in any way I can.