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Dog Trainers & Puppy Training Central

Featured Indianapolis IN USA K9 Obedience & Personal Protection Dogs Training Company:

Milliner K9 Be SafeBasic obedience training on leash $250Advanced obedience training on off leash & hand signals $450Private one on one home classes $50/hourCommands done in English or GermanArticle search trainingTrackingPersonal protection phase #1: family protection; A personal protection dog is trained to alert his owners to a threat or break in and show aggression on command plus hand signals and basic obedience $1,200Personal protection training phase #2: The protection dog will alert it’s owners to a threat or break in and is trained to pursue and subdue the intruder.  This includes release on command and call off. On leash obedience is included $3,500Personal protection dog training phase #3: Man stopper training. The protection dog will alert to a threat or an intruder in your home or business, and subdue the intruder!  After this kind of personal protection training the dog will give his life to protect the handler!  Includes obedience on and off leash & hand signals $4,500Featured Ottawa ON Canada K-9 Obedience & Protection Training Company:

Trillium K-9 Obedience & Protection Training

​Here at Trillium K-9 Training, we have a single goal in mind; to ensure that every dog we have the privilege of working with becomes a permanent, beloved, trusted and happy member of his/her family. We would like to offer you the opportunity to own and spend your life with a fully trained dog and know what it feels like to live with a happy, balanced and 100% obedient companion. We offer ‘In-home’ and ‘Board & Train’ packages but specialize in fully Pre-Trained dogs. Our Pre-Trained dogs are generally pups that have been bred and raised in home from Capital Cane Corso, however we are always happy to assist in every aspect of acquiring a new puppy, from breeder research to puppy selection and Pre-Training the pup prior to him/her going into your home, no matter what the breed.

Training packages range from Basic Obedience to Advanced Obedience as well as Personal/ Family and Estate Protection. Our dogs are individually tailored to suit our clients’ needs. All Protection training is done for real life scenario, not for sport. All of our trained dogs are excellent with children and are either good with or will ignore other pets and animals, they are also good with the general public. We train to provide the absolute best companions possible, whether it is strictly obedience or with added protection training, the first priority is putting a solid, trustworthy and highly obedient and loving dog into our clients’ homes. Our Protection Trained dogs provide the absolute highest level of personal/family and home security, the true feeling of safety will be undeniable when you have your fully trained Protection dog in your home.Featured Melbourne Victoria Australia In Home Dog Training & Dog Behaviour Modification:

“Take A Paws”Take A Paws Dog TrainingWe will address any issues you may have with one or more dogs in your home: Barking-Digging-Chewing-Jumping-Pulling-Walking-Lunging-Fixations-Obsessions-Dog Aggression-People Aggression-Feeding problems-Separation Issues-Puppy Training-Preparing for baby’s arrival-Preparing you and your home for a new puppy. To start your dog or puppy of any age on the right path or correct any behaviour issues, we can take care of all your dog training needs. We come to you! Professional personal one on one mobile dog training at home.Featured Long Island & Catskill Region NY USA puppy classes & dog training company:

Happy Paws K-9 AcademyTraining a puppy or a dog is not just about them. In our approach to good canine behavior we not only teach the puppy or dog what is acceptable and not acceptable behavior but we also teach you how your dog perceives what you want.  We will show you how to modify your behavior to get the results you desire.  There are many things that affect your dog’s perception such as your body posture, timing, the tone of your voice, and your attitude just to name a few.  We use lots of affection and praise in our techniques.  Unlike many trainers, who take a one-size-fits-all approach to dog training, we believe that there is no one right way to train, but rather, the training method must fit the individual dog and the dog’s needs, as well as the handlers capabilities. There are many different training methods out there and in time you will have a well-trained dog; however, why should you spend two years getting the same results we can get you in a few weeks. We have many training packages to suit your needs and one of them will even guarantee off-leash control.  We are located in Long Island & Catskill Region NY USA.Featured Falling Waters Washington DC USA Dog Boarding Company, Puppy Obedience Classes & Dog Trainers:

Campbell’s Canine CampQualified, experienced instructors offering Dog Training Camps, E-Collar Training, Puppy Preschool and Evaluations. We also offer Dog Boarding and a Shuttle Service. Featured San Diego Puppy & Dog Trainers, Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Company:

Yogi Pups & Purrs Dog Training3745 Bancroft Street, San Diego, California 92104 USA Yogi Pups & Purrs is a Dog Training, Dog Walking & Running and Pet Sitting Service. We at Yogi Pups & Purrs also believe that every living thing has a soul and deserves consideration, your dog or cat included. We know how hard it is to maintain tranquility in our fast-paced world and that is why we are here. As a Yogi utilizes Prana to maintain inner tranquility, we use positive reinforcement training techniques to maintain a healthy relationship and good communication between you and your four-legged friend. Positive Reinforcement: Modern training techniques no longer accept the out-dated notion that punishment and humiliation produce desirable results. And neither do we. Instead of focusing on your dog’s bad habits, we encourage what your dog is doing right, fostering trust and goodwill. In the long run, this strengthens the bond you share and makes the learning process an adventure, which rewards you both. Positive reinforcement techniques will produce right results with any dog, regardless of age or temperament. At Yogi Pups & Purrs, we believe that good leadership is about partnership and love. Yogi Pups & Purrs offers: Basic manners training (sit, down, stay, come, leave-it, drop-it, go to your place, etc) – Behavior modification (jumping, excessive barking, nipping, housetraining, aggression, etc)- Leash training (addresses pulling or leash aggression) – Daily walks (or runs) for dogs – Home visits for puppies, cats, birds, fishes, or horses – Overnight pet sitting (dog, cat, bird, etc) – Newsletter, Blog – Pet portraits – Yogi dog massage. We serve the greater city of San Diego, CA, USACalgary Puppy Training – Dog Trainers in Calgary

Experienced, Certified, Professional dog trainer serving Calgary and surrounding areas.  I provide both private in-home and group class options to all levels canine learning.  Fully certified and current, specializing in problem behavior resolution.  Gentle, positive and effective methods. Bark Busters Puppy & Dog Training Calgary EastJanna MacNaughtonCalgary, Alberta, CanadaA better way to a better dog, sharing your life with a dog is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences you can have.  Unfortunately, the challenges of training your best friend can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s where Bark Busters can help. Bark Busters In-Home Dog Training offers customized, one-on-one, in your home training for your pooch.  Our techniques are dog-friendly, results-oriented and guaranteed for life. Bark Busters has helped over 500,000 dogs become better friends with their guardians.  Now, let us help you.  Range of behaviours Bark Busters can help with: Puppy training, Leash training, Barking, Separation anxiety, Aggressive dog/people behaviour, Jumping up, General obedience training.  Have the dog you’ve always wanted. Bark Busters delivers customized dog training solutions for the results you want. Whether you are looking for a dog trainer for puppy training, crate training, basic obedience, or behaviour modification, Bark Busters can help.Edmonton Puppy Training – Dog Trainers in Edmonton

Sherwood Barks Puppy & Dog Training & AgilityBarks specializes in Puppy Obedience & Socialization Classes, Behavioral Consults and Agility Classes (all levels). All classes are presented in a Fun Learning atmosphere focussing on a positive learning experience for dog and Handler.  ‘Positive Dog Training at Its Best’

Sherwood Barks Dog Training & Agility specializes in Positive Puppy & Agility Training. Sherwood Barks Puppy Obedience & Socialization classes offer a fun learning environment for the puppy and handler. All classes are presented in a ‘solution focused’ training environment. Puppy class training focuses on rewarding positive behaviors offered by the puppies.

Puppy Level 1 Class Content:

  1. Recalls – out of Play Breaks during class.
  2. Socialization – builds confidence in Play with different breeds & sizes of puppies
  3. Manners – a calm quiet sitting puppy earns his rewards
  4. Obedience – ‘one command = a rapid response’ Every command is followed by a release.
  5. Behavioral consults… re: typical puppy problems, ie. Jumping up, nipping, biting,
  6. Loose leash walking – no corrective methods such as, choke or pinch collars are permitted in any Sherwood Barks class

The evolution of Dog Training: Dogs are NOT WOLVES…. They are canines which have been domesticated for years, they are social, they understand and thrive with structure, routine, consistency and lots of positive re-enforcement. They learn easily to respect their humans when the humans learn how to communicate clearly with the dog. The dog needs to be taught what the expectations are of living happily in the human world.

Gone are the days of ‘correcting our children’ and punishing them by physical force. This same awareness of positive parenting is a philosophy that holds true in training a new puppy. Children learn best in a positive happy family with clear rules and boundaries. Puppies also thrive when they know what is expected of them and they are rewarded for their good behavior. Negativity, whining, jumping up are largely ignored or the puppy/dog is given a brief time out. Unwanted behaviors will stop with no reward, ie eye-contact, words, or rapid body movements inadvertently given to re-enforcement behaviors.

 

Dog Training has many different objectives: creating a great family pet, basic obedience training, specialized areas including law enforcement, military, search and rescue, agility, hunting, working with livestock, assistance to people with disabilities, entertainment, dog sports, detection dogs and protecting people or property.

 

Searching for a Dog Training School? Do your homework!! Call and talk with the trainer? Ask questions? Do they use harsh techniques? Do they use positive methods, Is the training reward based? Do they use the clicker? What is clicker training? Are the puppies/dogs allowed to socialize? How long has the trainer been training? What is the background of the trainer?

? Will you be told to use harsh corrections on your puppy, ie jerking the dog with a choke collar? Is that a training style you want to use with your young puppy?

Training Choices:

  1. Traditional trainers: Typicall encourage the use of punishment, often physically painful punishment, in order to correct dogs.

2.Dominance trainers: Believe all animals have an innate desire to dominate others, and this dominating behavior needs to be punished. Pack Leader Trainers follow this training methodology.

  1. Positive Trainers: use the operant conditioning model…. Operant Conditioning is a proven training methodology which focuses on the positive and creates a happy, focused, obedient puppy. It has been proven that is rewarded behavior will be repeated more frequently and become part of the dog’s foundation. (Pavlov’s theory). The dog/puppy is required to ‘think’ and offer the correct behavior. Correct behavior, ie. Sit is reward AFTER the dog offers it.
  2. Luring Trainers: This training method is often confused with positive dog training. Steps in Lure Training
  3. The food reward is shown first and used as a lure to get a wanted behaviour, ie.sit.
  4. Next the dog is given a verbal command.
  5. The command is often repeated several times.
  6. Reward is given after the behavior is given.

 

The difference is mostly in the scale, as positive trainers tend to employ more reward based principles first, while traditional and dominance trainers are more likely to punish unwanted behaviors first.

Puppies should attend puppy socialization classes as soon as they have completed their second set of vaccinations, around 3 months. The sooner the better.

In-home Puppy consultations are often a good choice. It is very important that the puppy understands from day one what is expected of him/her. Potty training, doorway training, crate training, automatic sit & recall training, and manners should begin as soon as the puppy joins his/her new human family. Always, ‘THINK BIG’ ask yourself the question…. “Will, I think it is cute when the puppy is big…ie, jumping up! Barking?”

Submitted by Jennifer Scheidt … owner & head trainer at Sherwood Barks Dog Training & Agility.  Edmonton, Sherwood Park & Area.

Los Angeles Dog Trainers & Puppy Training

Featured Los Angeles dog & puppy trainer:

Animal Attraction UnlimitedLaura Bourhenne  818-800-4818Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA USAAt Animal Attraction Unlimited the goal is to help you build the relationship you’ve always wanted with your puppy & dog; to guide you in understanding what motivates them and how we can use those motivations to teach them the things we want them to learn. If you understand how they learn and how to motivate a puppy or a dog, you can get them to do practically anything you want.  Laura provides private, in-home training for basic manners and obedience; behavior issues such as aggression, separation anxiety, digging, sibling rivalry, destruction, house training, etc…; plus dog/baby preparedness, new puppy/dog, helping you prepare for and choose a new puppy or dog, and just about anything else having to do with your four-legged friend.  Laura trains dogs thoughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Although some other trainers charge a higher fee for multiple dogs in a home Laura does not.  As such, her hourly rate is the same regardless of the number of dogs you have.  Also, you are not required to purchase a large package of lessons for training. You can buy one, or many. There are discounted packages available, but if the issue is simple and straightforward you probably won’t need a package to help your dog.  So call today!

Featured Los Angeles dog & puppy trainer:

Animal Attraction UnlimitedLaura Bourhenne  818-800-4818Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA 91303 USAWith more than 20 years experience as a dog trainer in Los Angeles, Laura has the knowledge and skills to help with any unwanted dog behavior you may be experiencing. Having a degree in Animal Training, and so many years of hands on experience with puppies & dogs, she can help you build a better relationship with your puppy or dog so they can become a loving family member.  Private, in-home dog training and puppy training in Los Angeles helps you solve the behaviors happening in your home. There is no “one size fits all” approach to dog training; Laura customizes each program for the individual puppy, dog and family. And there is no need to purchase a big package of lessons because individual sessions are available for less difficult behavior problems.  In the more than 20 years since beginning her business, Laura has helped thousands of dogs and their families learn to live in harmony.  It is her greatest pleasure to know that she has contributed to keeping once problem dogs out of shelters and rescues and in loving homes.  In addition to working with people and their pets, Laura also donates her time to various rescue organizations, including the Bill Foundation, Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles, and Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue, and is a Certified Training Partner for Best Friends Los Angeles.  Montreal Puppy Training – Dog Trainers in Montreal

Bark Busters Puppy & Dog Trainers – South Shore of MontrealAlexandre Messier    438-777-8248La rive sud, Montreal South Shore, Quebec, CanadaA better way to a better dog, sharing your life with a dog is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences you can have.  Unfortunately, the challenges of training your best friend can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s where Bark Busters can help. Bark Busters In-Home Dog Training offers customized, one-on-one, in your home training for your pooch.

Our techniques are dog-friendly, results-oriented and guaranteed for life. Bark Busters has helped over 500,000 dogs become better friends with their guardians. ,,Now, let us help you.  Range of behaviours Bark Busters can help with: Puppy training ,Leash training, Barking, Separation anxiety, Aggressive dog/people behaviour, Jumping up, General obedience training.

My first contact with Bark Busters Dog Training in Montreal was as a client with a dominant Miniature Pinsher who barked and lunged at dogs a thousand times his size and a Bull Mastif who pulled me down the street for what I called drags instead of walks.  I would later learn both dogs also controlled my every action with Passive Dominant “requests” (a nice way of saying THEY dominated me by saying please or being cute!).

Within the first 3 hours of that initial in home training session I was absolutely amazed at the transformation in my dogs and more importantly MY understanding of them! This was the most humane thing I could ever have done for my pets! They were content again all along I thought they were just acting out, being bad or worse yet that they knew what they were doing and did those bad behaviours to spite me! After my visit with Bark Busters I learned that they did all those things simply because I was not being the leader of the pack which left them feeling unsafe and insecure.  They were simply trying to be the leader I wasn’t.

With the lifetime of support and some dedication on my part at following the new rules set out by my trainer (and practicing my daily homework routines) I quickly became the leader of my pack that my dogs needed to relax and settle down.,,This is what sold me on becoming a Bark Buster certified trainer. There is no magic powder or quick fix – Bark Busters simply helps you understand your dogs behaviour and teaches you how to change yours so you can become the leader your dog needs you to be – essentially the product is “freedom to live a happy life with your pet”. I fully believed in the ?product? they had to offer having seen firsthand how it changed my relationship with my Golden Retreiver Vito. PLUS I had never heard of another company offering a guarantee of their training for the life of the dog! If someone offered you a better quality of life through a better understanding of your dog, wouldn’t you want a piece of that action?  Alex,,Alexandre Messier is a graduate of Bark Busters Behavioral Training Program, which is an intense behavioral modification, obedience and canine communication program. Alex serves the following areas known as Montreal South Shore as a Dog & Puppy Trainer – Longueuil, Saint-Hubert, Beloeil, Saint-Basile-le-Grand, Saint-Hyacinthe, Chambly, Marieville, Saint-Bruno, Sainte-Julie, Boucherville, Varennes? and surrounding areas ! Prior to joining Bark Busters Alex was a professional in the TV production industry.

When to start dog training?  Puppies, it is never too early to start. I will teach you how to create a safe, nurturing environment that facilitates learning and reduces stress on both you and your new family member. I will show you how to deal with nipping, chewing, and potty training. Then we will work on obedience training all in the comfort of your very own home with specialized one-on-one training.  Adult Dogs ,it’s a myth that old dogs cannot learn new tricks! I train dogs at any age. If your dog needs better manners, has behavioural issues that no other trainer can fix or just does not listen to you when it counts, I can help!

Toronto Puppy Training – Dog Trainers in Toronto

Featured Puppy & Dog Trainer

Bark Busters Puppy & Dog Training Toronto West. Lisa Marshall 20 Shallmar Blvd. Toronto, Ontario M5N-1J5 Canada. A better way to a better dog, sharing your life with a dog is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences you can have.

Unfortunately, the challenges of training your best friend can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s where Bark Busters can help. Bark Busters In-Home Dog Training offers customized, one-on-one, in your home training for your pooch.

Our techniques are dog-friendly, results-oriented and guaranteed for life. Bark Busters has helped over 500,000 dogs become better friends with their guardians.

Now, let us help you.  Range of behaviours Bark Busters can help with: Puppy training ,Leash training, Barking, Separation anxiety, Aggressive dog/people behaviour, Jumping up, General obedience training.Featured Dog & Puppy Trainer:

Bark Busters Dog & Puppy In Home TrainingMonica SimpsonToronto, Ontario, Canada Bark Busters is the world’s largest, most trusted dog training company. We can help you with issues such as jumping, barking, lead work, separation anxiety and aggression. We back up our work with a Life of Dog Guarantee and we’ll be there for you for the rest of your dog’s life! Featured Puppy & Dog Trainer

Bark Busters Puppy & Dog Trainers. Sue MacInnesNiagara Falls, Ontario Canada Based on years of studying how dogs interact with each other and years of practical experience solving behaviour problems, Bark Busters founder Sylvia Wilson developed a proprietary technique called Motivational Communication Training (MCT) in Australia over 20 years ago. She identified two keys to effectively solve behaviour problems:

  • Communicate with a dog in a language that the dog understands; and,
  • Provide trustworthy leadership.

 

Used exclusively by Bark Busters, this technique uses praise as the positive reinforcement and primary motivator. The focus is on clear communication that is dog-friendly and easy to implement. Nothing motivates a dog like its’ desire to please. By tapping into that innate desire, we are able to see results in as little as three hours. We know this may sound incredible, so please read some of what our past clients have to say about their experience under the case studies tab of this website.

Written Lifetime Guarantee:

We believe wholeheartedly in our methods which is why we back them up with a Written Lifetime Guarantee. As long as you are following the prescribed plan, our behaviour therapists will return free of charge at any point in your dog’s life if problems reoccur and even if new ones emerge. We give you the peace of mind that the problem will be fixed as quickly as possible, and will stay fixed.Featured Puppy & Dog Trainer

Bark Busters Puppies & Dogs trainers Brenda & Andy Ray  866 418-4584 Training is in your home – we come to you! Does your dog?Simcoe/Muskoka/Dufferin/Grey-Bruce, Ontario, L4N 9C2 Canada Dogs misbehave for only 2 reasons; 1) they don’t believe you’re the boss,2) they don’t understand what you want.  Based on over 30 years of studying how dogs interact with each other and practical experience solving behaviour problems, Bark Busters has developed a proprietary technique called Motivational Communication Training. MCT identifies two keys to effectively solve behaviour problems: Communicate with a dog in a language that the dog understands; and provide trustworthy leadership.  Used exclusively by Bark Busters, this technique uses praise as the positive reinforcement and primary motivator. The focus is on clear communication that is dog-friendly and easy to implement.  Nothing motivates a dog like its’ desire to please. By tapping into that innate desire, we are able to see results in as little as three hours. We know this may sound incredible, so please read some of what our past clients have to say about their experience under the case studies tab of this website.  Written Lifetime Guarantee: We believe wholeheartedly in our methods which is why we back them up with a Written Lifetime Guarantee.  As long as you are following the prescribed plan, our behaviour therapists will return free of charge at any point in your dog’s life if problems reoccur and even if new ones emerge. We give you the peace of mind that the problem will be fixed as quickly as possible, and will stay fixed.Featured Puppy & Dog Trainer

Bark Busters Obedience For Puppies & Dogs York RegionTara Dracup 1-866-418-4584 610 Lydia St. Newmarket, Ontario L3Y-1M3 Canada Natural Puppy & Dog Training that Works

 

Every day, family dogs are surrendered to animal shelters because pet owners are overwhelmed by dog behaviors they can’t manage.  From struggles with basic leash training to more complex issues, such as destructive behaviors and aggression. After years of witnessing this heartbreaking process, former RSPCA manager Sylvia Wilson and her husband Danny created a dog training system focused on fostering a positive relationship between owner and dog to build a lasting, emotional bond based on trust and respect. This was the genesis of the world’s largest dog training company, Bark Busters Home Dog Training.

 

Establishing Pack (or Social) Leadership

 

Dog behavior issues most often stem from a single problem: lack of consistent leadership. Dogs have an innate need for a pack leader, and in order to maintain a peaceful existence, their owner must confidently fulfill that role. They must also maintain a living environment that’s conducive to positive pack interaction. It isn’t difficult or elaborate, and typically requires a simple shift of mindset and consistent use of a few, simple techniques.

Dog-friendly Training Techniques

Bark Busters puppy & dog trainers specialize in adult dog and puppy training in your home. They assess your current household dynamics, how these influence your dog’s behaviors, make necessary adjustments, and then teach you the communication techniques to lead your dog confidently and easily. Bark Busters’ methods are effective with any dog – any breed, any age and any issue. Bark Busters dog behavioral therapists and trainers use natural, dog-friendly methods, through the use of voice tones and body

language geared toward putting the owner in control through effective leadership. These techniques are also ideal for families with hectic schedules who can’t rearrange the flow of their lives to accommodate dog training.

Simple, Natural, and Fast

A simple shift in leadership, natural techniques, and consistency are all that’s required to re-establish social order and strengthen the animal-human bond, and together with Bark Busters dog trainers, dog owners can transform their “problem dog” into a happy, obedient companion in as little as 2-3 hours.

Bark Busters has been selected by SPCA International as “Best of the Best” in companion dog training, and is proud to have led the successful training of more than 500,000 dogs, and their owners, worldwide.

Call today to get more information or to book a lesson. Your dog will thank you for it!Featured Toronto Dog & Puppy Trainer:

KP Dog TrainingKarolina Prokupek  905-813-74592938 Arles Mews, Mississauga, Toronto, ON L5N 2N2 CanadaKarolina Prokupek is a “Dog Behaviour Expert” specializing in problem dogs! Karolina is referred to as “The Female Dog Whisperer” by many of her satisfied dog owner clients. Serving the Greater Toronto area.Vancouver Puppy Training – Dog Trainers in Vancouver

Featured Puppy & Dog Trainer:

Puppy & Dog Training  Vancouver, BC V5X 3W6 Canada   Nik Fabisiak In home dog and puppy training. Life time guarantee.  A Better Way to a better dog.Bark Busters delivers customized dog training solutions for the results you want. Whether you are looking for a dog trainer for puppy training, crate training, basic obedience, or behaviour modification, Bark Busters can help.Featured Vancouver Dog & Puppy Trainer:

Woof It Up! Dog Training21377 Crush Cres, Langley, Surrey, BC V2Y 2R3 Canada Vancouver Doggy Day Care, Dog Training, Puppy Training, Private In-Home Lessons, Board and Train Program, Dog Behavior, Dog Obedience Classes, Puppy Kindergarden, Puppy Obedience Classes, Agility, Certified Professional Dog Trainer since 2003!Featured Vancouver Dog Boarding, Doggy Daycare, Dog Trainer & Puppy Training Company:

Pack Leader Obedience   10627 127th Street, Surrey, Delta, Langley, Vancouver, BC V3V 5K4 CanadaGroup and private classes.  Dog Handler classes for daycare attendants!

Well established since 2005 for all working professionals. Services include puppy, pet & dog daycare, boarding and dog obedience training.  We are conveniently located about 10 minutes from the Portman Bridge or the Alex Fraser Bridge, and only minutes from the Patullo Bridge.  We use positive reinforcement and have consistent calm, assertive pack leadership in a fun and healthy outdoor environment.  We have a large indoor doggy lounge with all the comforts, including toys for sharing and mental stimulation.  Etiquette and manners are taught and obedience is reinforced in your dog, so your training doesn’t go to waste. Exercise, healthy treats, and games are daily, including a nap!  Our hours are from 6am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. We offer a flexible schedule for those who work in the service industry.  We also offer a discount for rescue dogs. Featured Dog & Puppy Trainer:

Biscuits Dog, Puppy & Pet Services. Denise Butler 604-216-1001 2028 Wall Street, Vancouver, BC V5L1B1 Biscuits is a loving, safe and fun pet service provider in Vancouver. We offer some great services for your dog and cat. Our Eco Den Doggy Daycare is open Monday through Friday and is also our meeting point for training classes and other great events. At the EcoDen you will also find some great local pet products in our ethical pet shop. We also offer adventure hikes and overnight boarding for our canine pals. For our kitty friends we also offer home visits for cat sitting. Featured Vancouver BC Canada Dog & Puppy Trainer:

Alpha Puppy & Dog Training Co Obedience training for family pets. All levels from beginner through to advanced including agility and recreational tracking. All without the use of food treats. Friendly, positive reinforcement training techniques. Over ten years experience in dog training and canine psychology and behaviour.  Group classes at various locations and private classes available to suit your schedule.Featured Dog Training Company:

Obedience Plus Dog Training  Maple Ridge, Vancouver, BC Canada Janet and Warner Hader  Janet and Werner have over 30 years experience in the K-9 Industry. Our expertise comes from specific training received in Europe, California and Montreal, Que.

 

Our Maple Ridge Facility is 9 beautiful acres of slightly rolling pasture, with 2 creeks. On this land we have our home, hobby farm, training kennel and several different training areas.

 

We have been breeding German Shepherds for over 23 years and produce 1 quality litter a year. We raise and train our own dogs for Security and Detection. Our dogs have been sold across Canada and the United States.

 

Please browse our site and please call us if you need more information or would like to use any of our services.

 

Our Maple Ridge location offers:•K-9 security services

  • K-9 handler courses
  • K-9 patrol courses
  • K-9 detection courses
  • Detection dog services Featured Puppy & Dog Trainer

Dogs Gone Right Puppy & Dog TrainingCatherine Whale 778-847-9663  Burnaby & Port Moody, BC, Canada. We are experts in dog behavior, providing group classes, private lessons and other services to deal with common to complex behaviour challenges.  Our methods are fair to both you and your dog and utilize dog body language and proven learning theories to retrain difficult behaviours.  Through our training, you will not only have a more well-behaved dog, you will also have a stronger relationship with your best friend.  Classes available include:  Pet Manners: for everything from respect 101, loose leash walking, emergency control (recalls and downs) and tons of other tips for real life with your dog.  Growl: for dogs who don’t like other dogs; who are fearful, reactive or just pushy and overly friendly with other dogs.  Puppy: avoid problems before they start by “bomb-proofing” your puppy!  Tons of fun games, obedience and socializing to help puppies grow up into fabulous adult dogs.For The Love of Dog Behavior & Puppy TrainingWe provide in-home behaviour therapy for you and your dog! Life with a dog is dependent upon two main components, structure and leadership, without it there is chaos. Often this can lead to serious behavioural problems.

Dog behavior is a collection of behaviors influenced by genetic, social, situational and environmental causes. Our responsibility is to assess the issue correctly, take the problem through a series of therapy and training to create positive change.

For The Love of Dogs Behavior – Training Tips

Please check back here to see updated and ongoing dog behavior tips.

Dominance Myths and Dog Training Realities

Behavior Myth

Real Reason for Behavior

How to Change the Behavior

Your dog barks at you to tell you he’s in charge.

There are numerous underlying factors that can lead to excessive barking such as boredom, fear, and anxiety.

  • Owners often inadvertently reinforce barking by giving the dog attention when they are barking, or yelling at the dog, which only strengthens the behavior over time.

Train the dog to bark and be quiet on command.

  • Proper daily exercise, interaction with a dog’s human family, and interactive toys such as Kongs® can decrease barking if the dog is barking out of boredom.
  • For fearful and/or anxious dogs, determine what is causing the dog’s fears and work to desensitize him to them.

 

Your dog urinates in the house to show you that she owns the “territory” and not you.

 

  • Inconsistent house training techniques by the owner lead to dogs that are never 100% house trained.
  • Inappropriate elimination can often be due to an underlying medical condition such as a urinary infection.
  • Unneutered dogs will mark territory more often than fixed dogs.

 

  • Go back to “Square one” with your dog and begin housetraining again.
  • You must be supervise your dog 100% and be able to take him out when he needs to go and reward him for doing so in order for him to clearly understand what is being asked of him.
  • Take your dog to a veterinarian to determine if there is a physical cause for the behavior.

 

Your dog believes he is in control of the kitchen and is trying to eat before you.

 

  • Dogs are scavengers by nature and if food appears to be available, they will take the chance to “go for it!”
  • Dogs who are bored in the home may resort to counter surfing or digging in the trash to alleviate their boredom.

 

  • Teach your dog to stay out of the kitchen and not to jump on the counters.
  • Give your dog interactive toys to play with, such as Kongs that you can stuff with food, so he can be steered toward appropriate outlets for his energy.

 

Dogs jump up on people to assert their height and rank over you.

 

  • Dogs jump up because they have been inadvertently reinforced to do so by inconsistent dog owners.
  • Dogs jump up because they want to get closer to our faces to say hello.
  • Dogs jump up because … it’s fun!

 

  • Teach the dog to sit when visitors enter the house and reward for this behavior.
  • Teach the dog that he only gets attention, treats, etc. when he has all four paws on the floor.
  • Make sure everyone who interacts with your dog is on the same page about turning their back on the dog when he jumps up so the behavior is not reinforced in the future.

 

Dogs pull on leash so they can get out in front of you and be in charge of you and the walk.

 

  • If every time the dog gets to go on a walk, they pull you along without being taught any different, they reasonably understand that this is how walks are supposed to be!
  • Getting to go on a walk is a fun-filled and exciting activity for a dog. They pull because they’re enthusiastic and want to get out and enjoy the sights and smells of the outdoors.

 

  • Be absolutely consistent with your dog and do not allow him or her to pull you when you go out on a walk. Take the time to teach them what it is that you do want.
  • Reinforce the dog heavily for staying next to you, and do not allow the dog to move forward if he is pulling. Teach the dog the “heel” command.
  • If your dog is too strong for you, use a management device such as a head halter and use this in conjunction with teaching the dog not to pull so that you can transition to using only a flat collar.

 

Dogs push you out of the way and run through a doorway ahead of you to show you they’re in charge.

 

  • Just like with walking on leash, dogs get easily excited and don’t know this is unacceptable behavior if you don’t teach them otherwise.
  • You only get pushed because you’re in the way of whatever it is on the other side that the dog finds interesting and exciting.

 

  • Teach your dog a wait command (or stay command) in door ways and practice so they become used to the idea that you get to come and go first.
  • Use baby-gates to block the dog from running through the house and use them to teach behavior such as wait, stay or sit at doorways.

 

Dogs who think they are boss will ignore you when you call them because they know they don’t have to obey.

 

  • Dogs who have not been properly reinforced for coming back to you when called will not understand that “come” means “come here immediately!”
  • Dogs become stimulated by their environment and can be easily distracted by other dogs or animals, people, children, grass, trees, cars, etc.

 

  • Teach your dog the come command on-leash until your dog is coming every time when called.
  • Reinforce the dog heavily when he does come – it should be 100% clear to him that he did a great thing by complying.
  • Never punish the dog if he doesn’t come to you – this only teaches the dog that coming to you when he is called is not a “safe” thing to do.

 

Dogs mount other dogs or people to show that they are dominant.

 

  • Mounting occurs for several reasons which include stress alleviation and play.
  • When dogs play they will often take turns mounting each other for fun – the position is one of playfulness rather than an attempt to establish status.

 

  • If the dog is doing this to you, simply give the dog an incompatible behavior to do instead and reward them for doing so, such as sit, down, a trick, or anything else.

 

Dogs get on the furniture and/or beds to show that they rule the household.

 

  • Dogs get on furniture and/or beds for the same reasons that people do – because they’re very comfortable.

 

  • Teach your dog an “off” command so they learn to get down off the furniture when you ask them to.
  • If you do not want your dog on the furniture at any time, manage the household so that the dog is not able to get up on the furniture unawares. If they do, this reinforces that it’s ok to sit on the furniture – you want to be able to block this from happening using baby gates, tethers, etc.
  • Provide the dog with a comfy dog bed or beds of his own and reinforce the dog for choosing to lay on them.
  • Finally, if you don’t mind having your dog on the furniture but are afraid this means they’re dominating you – relax! As long as you are setting the rules and guidelines in your house, it’s ok for your dog to be on the furniture with you.


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