Frequently Asked Questions:
What kind of dogs do you train?
We focus pet dog training for the outdoor enthusiast who likes to include their dog into as many aspects of life as possible and we specialize in off leash reliability. We train all breeds (big and small) at any age. If you have any special requests please feel free to contact us and we can point you in the right direction.
You specialize in Off Leash Training, how are you getting dog's to come when called EVERY time?
We strongly believe that all dogs should have the pleasure of enjoying off leash time to romp around but we also want the owner to feel safe and trust the dog will come back every time so you can all really enjoy your activities. Please watch THIS VIDEO that explains thoroughly on how we are achieving freedom and safety for dog and owner.
What training services do you offer?
Our very unique programs are designed to not only support the dog's learning but also match the human way of learning. After all, it's the human that has to train the dog! Our programs are to make training and learning easier for both ends of the leash with experiential components and having the ultimate support from the Instructor/Trainer to achieve long lasting results.
Visit our testimonial page to hear about success stories of our clients.
Lifestyle Based & Experiential Training For Dog & Owner
Do you do use treats/food for training?
Yes. While we do incorporate food in our training it is not used for all our training and if we do so, the goal is to eventually fade out the reinforcement by food. We rarely use treats but rather encourage our clients to use the dogs actual meals.
What is your training methodology?
We can sum up our methodology in one word. Balance. We use both positive and negative motivators in our training programs. If we are going to use any negative motivators (aversives), that would happen when the trainer/owner have properly instructed to the dog what they want him/her to do. Food, toys, praise are used with all dogs to motivate them for faster more reliable responses. Most dogs we work with don’t need much aversive control during the training process. Proper communication and motivation go a long way. We are not Purely Positive dog trainers because we believe that that methodology is not conducive to working with all dogs, off leash and in distracting environments. If you would like to find a Purely Positive trainer in your area we would be more than willing to refer you to one!
What kind of training tools do you use?
As versatile trainers and to achieve the best and most reliable results, we try to use whatever works best for the dogs. We use the following but are not limited to: regular leashes, slip leashes, food and toys as well as martingale collars, slip collars, head halters and harnesses, prong collars and remote training collars (e-collars).
My dog is reactive towards dogs or people, can I attend your group class?
Our group outings are exclusively for clients who are active in one of our training programs so they can apply the learned in a controlled real life situation. To determine if your reactive dog suits our programs, we require to schedule a phone consulation to decide what prior training is needed.
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To Include Their Dogs Everywhere
I don't see prices listed in the Training Programs and Board & Trains, how much do you charge?
All our programs can be personalized to fit your needs. Since every dog is an individual and every owner has different goals, the prices and program outlines vary to match what you are looking for.
All our programs include components to achieve best results in the long run with some including on-line learning, private lessons, access to group lessons and other special events. For more information please contact us to set up a phone consultation.
Why do you need an evaluation before I can sign up for training?
Your success is important to us and to determine what training option is the best for your ultimate success we would like to have a conversation with you in advance to guarantee best results. This also gives you a chance to get to know us and our training and have any questions and concerns answered to make sure we are a good fit for your training needs.
What are your business hours?
We are open Tuesday to Friday 10am - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm.
We are closed for Sunday and Monday