Blue Ribbon Pet Care

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Dog Training

My Training Style Training is based on the individual needs assessment of each dog. Although consideration of temperament and personality of each dog is important it is also crucial to understand the instincts and history of the canine to understand how to communicate from a dogs point of view. Your dog's education should be a positive experience with lots of love, praise and affection and the outcome should always be for a better canine citizen. Why is this training so effective? Because dogs love to learn and they love to please. They get the message quicker and learn faster when their reward for doing it right is enthusiastic praise with love and affection. Your dog's temperament is determined. Training techniques are tailored to your dog. He'll learn faster with a minimum amount of problems. You don't work with a timid or shy dog the same way you communicate with a stubborn dog or one who is high energy. Your dog is trained from the dog's point of view. It's like communicating with a person who has an entirely different point of view. It is much easier, if you consider the other person's point of view and come from that direction than trying to force your attitudes down his throat.

Your dog is never punished for his mistakes. You can't "lose it" with any dog if he doesn't understand. Patience is truly a virtue when training and problem solving. Yelling at your dog, threatening him, using a rolled up newspaper, only makes training more difficult. Teaching a pooch requires communication with love and praise, the right kind of instruction and repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition --- and so on until your dog understands his trainer and you -- and he will. When your dog doesn't understand, corrections are firm and with authority, yet kind -- to get his attention and communicate, but NEVER angry or abusive no matter how long it takes. Dogs are actually better than people. They don't carry grudges, so the trick is to make sure he is being corrected and not punished. Training with love, praise and affection utilizes proven techniques, including the way the leash, training collar, voice, rewards, and timing techniques are used as communication tools. Some dogs take longer to teach than others. Remember, all dogs are unique, just like people. And therefore, some dogs learn faster than others, but they can all learn regardless of age