The foundation or “basics” are critically important to a dog’s ability to properly handle all life situations. The foundation gives a dog something to fall back on when overly stimulated, stressed, in a high drive state, or facing an intimidating new situation. The stronger the foundation, the better the quality of life for you and your dog.
Our goal in our training programs is to give your dog the strongest obedience foundation possible in the allotted program time frame. Following the training program, and just as important, we teach you the skills to continue to progress. Ultimately, it is our mission to give you and your dog the skills and foundation to handle real-world situations and give you both the best quality of life and relationship possible.
Dog training is a skill that takes years to develop and more years to continue perfecting. In addition to that skill, trainers must also have the ability to teach the clients and transfer the skills to them. Our trainers are passionate about their work and go above and beyond to help both dogs and owners.
Our off-leash programs come with one remote training collar. Often called “shock” collars, this is an incorrect description of the stimulation. We invite all our clients to feel the remote collar stimulation before training starts. Remote collars are an excellent and completely humane tool when used correctly. It provides direct communication to the dog without the use of a leash. Remote collars can be used on communication level stimulation and tone that causes no pain to the dog.
For those clients who are still uncomfortable with the remote collar and just want their dog to learn some basic skills. We also offer a 12 day on-leash program. This program teaches all the basic skills on-on leash. Leash walking, sit, down, place, door manners, positive and negative markers, basic good manners, and recall foundations.
At the end of the program, we will have a very deep understanding of your dog and his or her individual personality. As each dog is different, we will explain to you what are reasonable expectations for your dog and how to best manage any particularities of the breed or genetic predispositions. Not all dogs are the same, not all dogs have the same needs, therefore we do not treat them the same. It is similar to understanding that not all children can be a basketball star.
While the final picture varies from dog to dog, our job is to bring out the best in your dog and show you how to have the absolutely best relationship. Our ultimate goal is to give people and dogs the best possible quality of life together.