Teaching Methodology

group classAlthough methods of training may differ greatly, like specific tools in a box, our core methodology has remained constant, simple and easy to understand. We treat dogs fairly with clear distinction between what is and is not acceptable behavior. We never display anger, frustration, or abuse. We show our human patrons the same courtesy and honesty we would expect from any professional service.

We believe training should be a fun and inclusive experience for all. In most cases our goal is to set reasonable and obtainable expectations to create good, safe reliable pets. Unless we are trying to correct a behavior that could injure people or animals, we always prefer to make it slow, fun and habit forming.

The correct training method is the one that resonates with both owner and dog. Every situation is unique and what we demonstrate in class is the just the beginning of the ongoing education and communication process you are coming to learn.

We are experienced in clicker, remote collar, marker and traditional training techniques. But don’t be alarmed if you see something involving a tree stump, a bicycle, three dogs and a chicken. If it works, is safe and fun, we have probably tried it or are ready to give it a go.