It is much easier for you and your puppy if you prevent unwanted behaviors than it is to have to retrain and problem solve. My expertise is in puppy socialization and training as well as loose leash walking.
I teach owners about canine body language, the importance of socialization and habituation, relationship building, impulse control and preventing unwanted behaviors before they begin. Once you understand your dog's body language, you will be able to use your energy to communicate more effectively and create a stronger bond.
Training a behavior just for the sake of the behavior doesn't improve your life with your dog; living your training does.
I will show you the best toys, equipment and products for your puppy, which will help eliminate unnecessary and harmful purchases.
As well as in-house training, I also use articles and YouTube from world class trainers to assist in the learning experience.
I use positive reinforcement, which can include food and toy reinforcements.
An adult dog's temperament and behavioral habits, both good and bad are shaped during very early puppyhood. The critical socialization period begins to close around 12 weeks of age. Socializing does not mean indiscriminately dragging your pup around to new locations or having strangers walk up and invasively pet her/him. Proper socialization is about setting the pup up for success and introducing her/him to each new situation in such a manner that they won't be afraid. The goal is to build confidence. We have a list of over 100 items to socialize a puppy to. If that is overwhelming to you, let us do it! It is second nature to us.
Let me teach you how to loose leash walk your dog and start enjoying this bonding experience for what it should be.
A complimentary phone consult will allow us to know if we are a good fit.
Consult of 1.5 hours is $85.00 and follow-up sessions are $60.00.
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