We start this process in your home, which is where your dog feels most safe, and with the people your dog trusts most: you.
We help with basic training and all unwanted behaviors. My system starts in your home with a thorough discussion and assessment of your dog’s temperament and unique personality. Knowing this helps to determine which training techniques your dog will respond to best.
Only after we have established some basic behaviors inside the home do we venture outside to undertake managing other issues.
In-home training is so effective for a number of reasons, including:
It’s more natural for the dog because he trusts his own environment
Home is where most of the unwanted behaviors occur
Home is where both of you are more relaxed and able to focus
My goal is to help you with your real life problems—what I call “reality training.” I want to help you in your reality, not an artificial environment. By walking and training in your real life settings, we can quickly get the foundational training in place.
One final note to consider about the benefits of in-home training: If you can’t gain control of your dog inside your own home, it’s almost impossible to gain control outside of the home.