Need Help With Your Dog's Behaviour?

Life is so much more pleasant with a well behaved dog!

Have you seen those dogs who respond willingly and instantly to their owners in any situation? Do you know the secrets?

First, let me explain my methods for training dogs. My bias involves using the least confrontational approach possible and advocate the use of positive reinforcement and negative punishment techniques. This includes the presentation of, or the withholding of, highly valued rewards to produce the results you are looking for. It may sound complicated, but using these methods help to increase your understanding of your dog and how you can communicate better with him.

One of the reasons for this method is that these techniques are effective and more forgiving than other techniques which involve physical corrections, as in the old school methods. I have found that the dog is more compliant when you are using positive methods for shaping and verbal communication.

This creates a relationship built on positive interaction and consistency and can often nip (pun intended) future behaviour issues in the bud, making learning quicker and redirect current undesired behaviours.

Using a balance of meaningful rewards, consistency and patience these techniques are humane and effective and help to build a proper canine/human relationship.

I have been a professional trainer for much longer than I care to admit, and one of the best rewards for me has been to see the pleasure that owners get from owning a well behaved and balanced dog that is welcomed by other people and dogs. In general, being a good citizen. (I have not seen in any bylaw or legislation that dogs cannot be considered a citizen, have you?)

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Basic History of Dogs
Leadership Rules
Leadership Rules
Breed Group Characteristics
Breed Groups and what is typical for them.
Positive Reinforcement or Negative Punishment Dog Training?
Positive Reinforcement training and how to implement it.
Training Tools, Techniques, Treats, Toys The 4 T's
Training tools, techniques and how to use them. Appropriate treats and toys for your dog.
Dog Problem Solving Techniques
Dog problem behaviors, like jumping, digging, barking, housetraining and how to solve them.
Sporting Dogs Group
Sporting Dogs Characteristics and Breed Information
Working Dog Breed Group
The Working Dogs Group
The Herding Dog Group
The Herding Group of dogs and their Characteristics.
Terrier Breed Group
The Terrier Breed Group
The Non-Sporting Breeds
The Non-Sporting Breeds and who is included in this group.
The Hounds.
The Hounds Group and what to expect from these breeds.
Toy Breeds Group
The Toy Breeds and what to be careful of.
Miscellaneous Dog Breeds Group
The Miscellaneous Dogs Breed Group
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Great places to shop for everything you could need for your dog.
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Train Your Dog the Positive Way
The newest dog training book with information and step by step instructions on how to train your dog.