Because your home and surrounding areas are the best places to train your dog, our in home dog training program is the best choice for training your dog. Generally, a pre-requisite for reliable and trustworthy behavior in public is to teach your dog to be respectful, cooperative and obedient in and around your home. After all, if your dog won't come when called, walk peacefully behind you on command, or 'stay' when told to do so in a familiar environment to him, you can forget about reliable obedience in the outside world where there is more unfamiliar distraction and excitement all around.
Problems like "leash aggression", "separation anxiety", "possessiveness", jumping on people, and being generally unruly and out of control are usually rooted in the relationship and habits formed in the living environment with the dog(s). Therefore, a familiar environment is a great place to start correcting undesirable behaviors - for the dogs and people involved. So we begin there and teach you how to gain and maintain control of your dog without treats, harsh corrections, yelling, or frustration.
We focus on things like Proximity - where your dog is in relation to you (and who decides), and teach you how to gain your dog's cooperation and obedience with commands like "here", "down", "wait", and "follow". Our focus is on get your dog to be obedient to you for the right reasons. We teach you how to gain your dog's trust and respect while teaching you to respect and lead your dog with appropriate affection and effective corrections - without needing to use clickers, treats, prong collars, or e-collars.
In our in home dog training program, Shawn Hines will be your personal teacher and coach and show you how to train your dog and establish the proper relationship so that the dog will listen to and obey you in all circumstances – even off-leash and with distractions all around.
In the first visit, we begin by addressing any behavioral issues you may be having with your dog at home. You'll learn how to gain generally calm, obedient and peaceful behavior from your dog(s). By the end of the first in home dog training lesson, you will see a profound, positive change in your dog's behavior and attentiveness.
In the following lessons, using dog psychology and clear training methods we train your dog to do things that continually increase your dog's love and respect for you, and your dog's desire to cooperate with you and obey you - on and off leash - even outside with lots of distractions all around.
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