Our approach to dog training respects the intelligence of both you and your dog. Our approach is reward based and force-free, allowing the dog to problem solve, and figure out what to do all by herself! We heavily reward behaviors that we want to see again, and we remove reinforcement for behaviors that we do not want to see again! Our communication with dogs is as clear as it can be through the use of conditioned reinforcers (clickers), which mark the behaviors that we want to reinforce. And we will teach you how controlling the environment can help control/stop unwanted behaviors.
Would you like to bring fun and excitement into training your dogs? Laughter is a common occurrence during our training sessions with dogs, and the dogs burst with excitement when they know a training session is about to happen. Bring laughter and excitement into your training sessions as well; just contact us for an appointment.
Equipment required for training lessons:
A free clicker is included with class enrollment.
Regarding the collar: We feel strongly that flat buckle collars, harnesses, or properly fitted Martingale collars are the ONLY restraints that should ever be used on a dog. We strongly discourage the use of pain inducing equipment such as choke chains, pinch collars, electric (shock) collars, etc. If you feel that you can not live without the use of a pain inducing piece of equipment, please contact us, to give us a chance to prove that it is very possible to control your dog without the use of pain!!
PLEASE NOTE: We offer dog training and puppy training to the following areas: Berthoud, Longmont, Loveland, Hygiene, Lyons, Niwot, Gunbarrel, Johnstown, Mead, and Milliken Colorado.
With our private dog training lessons, you will receive one-on-one, personal attention with a qualified, professional dog trainer. Our private lessons are led by a certified training partner of the Karen Pryor Academy of Dog Training. And our private lessons are convienent as well; we come to you!
Our Puppy Preschool package will be perfect for you and your puppy! Taught by a "Puppy Start RIght" certified instructor.
Our Good Manners package will help you with all of this, plus much more!
Our Custom Lessons package will help address your specific problems.
For more details, visit our Private Lessons page.
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