We cannot offer any type of guarantee for the dog's training because we cannot control what goes on when the dog is home. We can certainly create the changes you want, and we offer lifetime support for select programs. However, how the dog is handled, managed, and trained by the owner will ultimately determine the longevity of success. If the training is not maintained (at least to some degree at home) the dog will revert back to the unwanted behavior you've been wanting to eliminate.
We aren't the cheapest, but we aren't the most expensive trainer in the area either. Our programs can range anywhere from $95 to $2,250 depending on what goals you have set in mind, and what appeals to you in our programs. We will go over our personal recommendation for an ongoing training program for you at the end of your K9 Crash Course, but that's only if you're interested; we don't pressure anyone into anything.
You won't be disappointed if you chose us over the other guys. Sure, there are other great trainers in the area, but the working relationship that we build together with our clients, along with the fun we have, are second to none. We don't pressure anyone into any kind of training program, and give you our full attention and professionalism every time we are together. If able, we help our clients at any time, day or night, to ensure they stay on the path to success. Not many other training companies offer programs that include training equipment; usually you're left to purchase it all on your own. We do everything in our ability to support you through the process, and have fun at the same time! We truly mean it when we say that your dog ultimately becomes part of our family,
We are versed in virtually every training tool on the market, and thoroughly understand the pros and cons of each. Your dog's unique situation, temperament, and personality will determine which tool we use for the training and behavior modification process. For just about every dog, food/play/affection/toys are used to help create and solidify behaviors we want. However, when it comes to the elimination of unwanted/dangerous behavior, we use a variety of leashes,collars and deterrents to stop those behaviors altogether--not just mask them or have the dog stop in that moment. Be rest assured, none of our training tools, approaches, and/or philosophies involve instilling fear for your dog; it's counter-productive to the learning process.
We strictly adhere to the 4 learning phases a dog goes through, and use that to our advantage. In the beginning, we want to build a good rapport with the dog; we want them to trust us, and know that we will provide them with things they need and like. We use those things to show the dog what we want them to do (or what we would prefer they do instead of an unwanted behavior). Once those more desirable behaviors occur more frequently, then if/when we have to resort to corrections, it is fair, and the dog understands exactly what he should be doing instead. Throughout the years, we've noticed this approach to training not only alleviates confusion/frustration/stress in the dog, but also creates a solid overall understanding, and calmer state of mind.
We get asked this very often, and our answer is the same: No. If/when we use a remote collar system, the stimulation given is not any type of painful, zapping, shocking sensation. In fact, the pressure a dog gets from his collar or harness is more painful than the low levels we use if/when we do remote training. Granted, we don't use remote collars on every dog (in fact most clients dont go through remote training unless they want solid off-leash reliability), but when we do, it's for communication purposes; just like your voice or a leash. There is only one type of remote system that we would ever use or recommend and that's because of the sole fact that it is not a shocking/zapping type of collar.
We work with all breeds, and all ages. Our approach to training, as mentioned, is based on the dog as an individual. There could be two dogs; same age, breed and gender, displaying the same behavioral problem, and have two completely different approaches to training with different training tools used. It depends on the dog's temperament. We take into consideration your dog's breed (or mix thereof) to ensure they are getting ample mental/emotional/physical fulfillment not only throughout the training process, but throughout their life as well.
Contrary to the old adage, you certainly can teach an old dog new tricks. However, keep in mind it may take longer for the dog to undo years worth of an established behavior/association. Deaf dogs are just as easy to train as dogs who can hear, too!
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