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What We Do


Our training philosophy

As a certified trainer, my goal is to enhance the connection between you and your dog, and to bring out the best in the dog/human relationship.  Using the principles of behaviorism—specifically positive reinforcement—I will help you communicate and bond with your dog.

I use relationship-based training, in which I focus on helping you communicate with and understand your dog.  This lays a foundation for a relationship built on trust and cooperation, rather than one based on dominance.  Since every interaction is a learning opportunity, consistency and patience are key.  I use the Humane Hierarchy to guide me in dog training and behavior modification plans.

I will help you learn how to communicate with your dog, and encourage the behavior you want your dog to do.  Dogs do what “works,”  and through positive, reward-based training—and using the principles of behaviorism—you will learn how to communicate with your dog and set clear rules and boundaries so that he/she knows what you want him/her to do.

Your relationship with your dog is strengthened through positive training: not only are you spending quality time together, but you are teaching your dog the behaviors that will work for them in your home to get more attention.  It is a win / win!

This type of training is fun for both you and your dog; play and ongoing training are important components to a happy, healthy relationship.

Let us help you bring out the best in your dog!