As nature intended, a puppy's first pack leader is his mother. Canine mothers teach their pups the proper way to act through guidance, setting boundaries, & leading by example from day one. In their natural habitat, dogs earn their food & water and experience the world around them by learning to hunt & forage. These activities are ingrained deeply within a dog’s DNA. Hence, having a variety of exercises & puzzles stimulate a dog's body & mind.
As adults, dogs look to their pack leader (you) to create stability. Dogs in a pack don't feel compelled to physically overtake one another with more than a mere gesture, as they are able to communicate quite effectively through body language, sound emissions, etc., which were learned in the litter from birth. A dog's litter mates are essential to helping them learn canine communication. Puppy & adult socialization is critically important for dog owners to facilitate, especially after a puppy is taken from its litter.
In order to properly fulfill the needs of both our dogs & ourselves, we must display the same confident & consistent leadership of a canine leader. A dog who doesn't trust his owner to be a kind & benevolent leader becomes unbalanced & often exhibits unwanted or anti-social behaviors.
We will coach you to calmly, confidently, & consistently give your dog guidance & boundaries to establish yourself as a solid leader & to help you control unwanted behavior in your dog. Yelling, hitting, & yanking a dog's collar to correct unwanted behavior is unnecessary & ineffective in resolving the underlying problem. It is almost certain to create other unwanted behaviors!
Please keep in mind that physical correction can jeopardize your relationship with your dog & may cause him to become defensive or fearful & can lead to fear aggression. Surely that is not your goal. Besides, dogs aren't trying to be "bad" when they are doing something you don't approve of; they are just being dogs! It is unfair to punish a dog for just being a dog. It is up to you as the human in control of all the resources to sufficiently & benevolently teach him the rules of the house & to train him to meet your expectations without fear of repercussions if he doesn't do it right.
We offer special discounts for shelter dogs, active & retired combat veterans & law enforcement officers.
We are Bonded & Insured through BIC Insurance.
We at Positively Simple Dog Training promote leadership, relationship, & confidence building skills using a combination of positive reinforcement (a reward-based training method which sometimes involves clicker training) & problem solving techniques
by an ABC Certified Positive Dog Trainer.