Our Philosophy

 

Welcoming a new dog or puppy into your home is a fun and exciting time, but it can also be a challenging time!  Our goal is to help your dog become a well-behaved companion and family member. 

We will help you acheive this through positive reinforcement training methods.  Positive reinforcement training is rewarding the behaviors that you want from your dog and redirecting those that you don't.  Through these scienfically proven training methods as well as our hands on experience, we want to help you understand how dog's think and learn so you become a better trainer and leader for your dog and overcome training challenges at home and out in the world.

We also subscribe to the LIMA principle of training (Least Intrusive/ Minimally Averisve).  This means we strive to train using humane, dog-friendly methods.  As it has been proven that punishing a dog can have negative side effects, we do not use or condone the use of shock, choke pinch/prong collars or using force or intimidation to train or control a dog. 

We also stress the importance of exercising your dog, socializing him to people, places and other dogs and building a relationship with him.  We will also help you to bond with your dog in a way that he will see you as his fearless leader, caretaker, and companion.  We want you and your dog to enjoy your time spent together.  Positive reinforcement training will help to strengthen this bond.  Remember that training, socializing, and exercising your dog is a lifetime commitment.  Classes and training sessions are just the beginning to a relationship that you and your dog will have for many years!

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