“Dogs start making great decisions on a regular basis; that’s when dog ownership is simply a joy and a pleasure.”
~ Absolute Dogs
Our Training Tools
- Positive, reward-based training
- Playing games that reward dogs for desired behaviors
- Shaping behaviors by rewarding successive approximations
- Preventing rehearsal of unwanted behaviors
- Using a marker to identify desired behavior
What does that mean?
Like humans, dogs have many aspects to their personalities. These traits — like optimism, confidence, and many others — can be developed and shaped over time through concept training.
If we concentrate on playing games that reward the behaviors we desire, we can help to shape our dog’s personalities, thus changing the choices they are likely to make in everyday behavior.
Recall, loose leash walking, accepting novelty — we can encourage and develop all these while having fun with our dogs!
Confidence is king.
Fear and a lack of confidence go hand in hand. Help your dog build confidence and watch his/her behavior improve because of it …
Impulse Control Rocks
Our dogs’ impulses aren’t always compatible with our lifestyles. Chasing squirrels or deer, grabbing food from the counter…
Although it’s fun for dogs to get excited and play at times, it’s easier to live with a dog who knows how to calm down and relax when we are busy …
Value in Proximity
Building a solid relationship with your dog is key in any training relationship. It also serves as the foundation for many great behaviors …