Relationship-Based Dog Training
Who is it for?
Relationship-based dog training is the perfect start for puppies, newly adopted dogs, and of course your faithful old friend. Relationship-based dog training takes into account your needs but equally, your dog’s needs, thought processes, emotions, and behavior. The outcome is often a happier, more confident, well-adjusted dog with a zest for life and resilience for whatever life can throw at him.
What are your training goals?
If your goal is to have a dog that does ‘x’ immediately because “I said so!”, or because you are the alpha or dominant player, then this is not the approach for you.
BUT if your goals are to build a relationship based upon mutual trust, positively encourage the behavior you want (specific cues), interpret body language, understand and use your dog’s motivations to your advantage, set your dog up for success, avoid aversive methods AND enjoy training together then this IS the approach for you.
What are our goals?
Our goals are for you and your dog to learn together, thereby enhancing and strengthening the bond between you. Training builds two-way communication, based on giving your dog guidance, rewarding the right behavior, and providing boundaries and feedback.
What we don’t do
We do not use or advocate the use of aversive methods inc. pinch, prong, or shock collars (e-collars), or dominance/pack theory approaches (aka traditional methods). These methods can negatively impact a dog’s mental and physical welfare when compared to more positive methods. And they are rarely if ever necessary.
Lynne Gilbert-Norton (behaviorist) and Madeline Wagner (trainer) conduct the initial behavioral intake. Madeline then conducts private training lessons. This means you have the best support from our team in training your dog. Training sessions can be bought individually or in packages of 3, or 6 lessons. Private training lessons are not designed to address serious behavioral issues addressed using modification with the behaviorist through the Kickstarter Packages.
Not sure if private training lessons or behavioral modification is right for your dog? Email email@example.com with your specific questions.