There really are no bad dogs, just dogs that haven't been properly socialized and trained and owners that unknowingly reward and enable unwanted behavior.
Does your dog suffer from any of the following?
doesn't come when called
pulling or lunging on the leash
aggression towards other dogs, people or children
chewing and tearing up your house
jumping up on people
Private dog trainer who LOVES dogs will work with you and your canine in and around your own home to socialize, exercise and train your dog in basic obedience and good canine citizenship.
Experienced trainer who previously worked with the Guide Dogs for the Blind School in San Rafael, CA can transform even the most unruly dogs into well behaved, obedient and self-assured canine companions in as little as one week. Training philosophy is based on positive reinforcement and affirmation - proven to be the most effective method in the least amount of time. Passionate about strong communication with animals and their owners. Impeccable references available upon request. Last minute appointments OK!
Your own home is the best place to give your dog the necessary structure and boundaries they need and to teach them new habits that benefit you both. Through a series of structured outdoor walks and regular indoor practice, you and your dog can reach new heights of health and happiness.
We begin with an initial 45 minute one-on-on meet and greet to better understand where you are at today and your needs and goals moving forward. We then go for a short walk to see how you both navigate the outside world together :). Then we discuss potential strategies for success. We usually recommend a minimum of one week of consistent daily training for you and your dog.
Based upon the initial evaluation, we will craft a strategy that works for you, your family and your dog to set you up for success. Possible solutions include:
Daily/weekly training: We pick up your dog and work away from your home. You'll be tasked with demonstrating basic command of newly learned behaviors as we move forward.
Live-in training: Some dogs will require full-time attention in order to restructure their current behaviors. Trainer is available to stay with you and your dog to help get you both on the right track
House sitting / dog training while you're away: Trainer can stay at your place to train your dog while you're away at work or on vacation.
Great references available. Success guaranteed.
We will get together at the end of each day or week, depending on your schedule, to review what we have accomplished and work with you so you can learn to communicate effectively with your dog to achieve a healthier, safer and more positive dynamic for you both.
Better than a doggie daycare
Safe, secure and trustworthy
Effective communication for even the most unruly animals
Works with young and old dogs alike!
Rehabilitate dogs and train their owners
Daily reports and courtesy pet portraits included!
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