In our experience the fundamental issue is to understand and manage a dog’s behaviour rather than managing the symptoms by simple obedience training. That is the key to having a well behaved dog that is happy, relaxed and does not require continual commands and direction.
Many owners find that their dogs understand obedience commands but choose when to comply. The act of giving commands can actually inadvertently encourage many undesirable behaviours. Understanding and applying behavioural techniques addresses the cause, modifies the symptoms and encourages the dog to choose mutually preferable options. Obedience commands are useful to provide activities for the dogs and setting the scene for expected action sequences (e.g. sit and stay to put lead on) but are not always helpful for, and can in fact worsen, undesirable behaviours.
Being highly qualified not only in behaviour but also in training we are ideally placed to devise an effective plan of action.
Using a Force-free approach we strive to make all learning fun and informative for dogs and owners. The Force-free approach means: No Shock, No Pain, No Choke, No Fear, No Physical Force, No Compulsion Based Methods are employed to train or care for a pet.
All family members and friends are welcome to come along to consults and lessons.
In essence this means your dog will be WELL-BEHAVED as well as WELL-TRAINED.