Best Buddy Dog Training
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About Best Buddy Dog Training

Best Buddy Dog Training is founded on the principle that genuine, compassionate, and effective dog training without reliance on treats, prong collars, electronic collars and other tools of control requires a close, affectionate bond between dog and human. We provide dog training services throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

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While there is no shortage of dog trainers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, what makes Best Buddy Dog Training unique is our focus on the humans and how their actions, energy, leadership and intentions affect the dog's behavior, trust and obedience. Rather than focus only on commands, we focus on the quality of interactions, temperament, and getting the dog to be calm and submissive while being peaceful and cooperative. Our dog training is all about how to develop a respectful, affectionate, and cooperative relationship with your (obedient) dog.

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Our dog obedience training programs are simple, and focus on just a handful of commands. We teach you to have your dog lie down and stay, to come when called, to go away when told, to follow, to heel, to wait, and to jump. Using this handful of commands, we are able to shape the dog's behaviors and habits so that being calm and submissive become the dog's default state. Once these are in place, we then focus on more involved or specific training needs. The training is faster and easier because we have already put in place a pattern of obedience and trust on or off leash.

Off leash dog obedience training without treats or e-collars

With our P.R.I.M.E. dog training system, you learn how to use these commands to control your dog's behavior in daily life. Things like going to the beach and having your dog off leash, going to the vet or groomer and having your dog behave in a calm, trusting manner, and having friends over become occasions for efficiency and happiness, rather than causes of stress and frustration.

PRIME is an acronym for:

  • Proximity - The space between you and the dog and who controls it
  • Resources - anything that can be possessed, consumed, protected, or occupied
  • Interactions - Touch, eye-contact, vocalizations, etc
  • Movement - who stays or moves and who decides
  • Elevation - relative vertical placement

In the end, it's not how many commands your dog 'knows' - it's who you are to your dog. Who you are to your dog is everything.

Shawn Hines Best Buddy Dog Training

Best Buddy Dog Training

Personalized Dog Obedience Training in Ct, Ma and RI
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Contact us now for initial phone consultation.