You won't find the use of choke chains, dominance, alpha rolls and "touches" here.

We believe in teaching you and your family how to be benevolent leaders. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to be a dominating bully in the home during dog training to get the results you want.

Modern methods and research are continually proving that by being calm and patient during your dog training and finding the right motivation for your dog, communication between you and your dog can be easily understood and incorporated into a busy lifestyle.

During our dog training program, we will help you work with your dog's unique personality and skill set to ensure your dog training methods build a bond based on trust and a mutual respect between dog and owner.

Our approach uses simple, gentle, non-aggressive techniques (e.g. lure reward) and positive reinforcement during dog training. We like to listen to the owners and offer practical dog training solutions that can be incorporated into day to day situations and today's busy lifestyle.

Positive reinforcement works with your dog by adding something he/she finds valuable (food, toys etc) into their daily dog training routine. By continually offering positive reinforcement, you increase the probability of your dog carrying out the behaviours you would like to see. For example, if your dog greets visitors at the door by sitting quietly and not barking (much nicer than howling and jumping), you can reward the dog's behaviour with a treat they'll love.

Why use positive reinforcement?
  • It teaches your dog to carry out the behaviours you would like  rather than you constantly punishing the behaviours you dislike.
  • It's an infinitely more enjoyable dog training experience for both the owner and the dog.
  • It motivates your dog to learn new things. Dog's will offer up good behaviours on their own while trying to figure out how to get that treat.
  • It helps foster a trusting relationship between dog and owner. "I like him, he gives me praise, hugs and chew toys".
  • Everyone in the family can get involved including children (while supervised).
  • Dogs find learning difficult while stressed or afraid. Aggressive techniques often just suppress unwanted behaviours rather than alter them.

So, during dog training, when the dog carries out a pleasing action, you can praise him and reward with a game of tug, some food or even some attention. The key is understanding which things your dog finds valuable. Before any training is carried out, make a list of your dog's top five foods, games and bits of attention (e.g. belly rubs). This will be your first step towards a happy well trained dog!

For more information regarding our training or some further dog training advice and guidance please contact us.