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TRAINING

Tools & Techniques

Behavioral Modification

Within our programs, we will teach and educate owners while rehabilitating their dogs.  Most of our training is based on Training Between the Ears (TBTE) techniques and principles.  TBTE was developed by our colleague, Mark McCabe.  TBTE uses primarily reward and relaxation techniques and strategies to help change the emotional state of the dog and help them to moderate their own emotions.  The techniques aim to build relationships with your dog by removing conflict, developing self-motivation through success seeking behaviors, and changing your dog's perception of the world and their surroundings so they are emotionally stable and more relaxed, therefore resilient to external stressors. 

Leash Walking

While the goal of the walk is a slack and loose leash on any tool of your choosing, we frequently utilize Heather Beck's K9 Lifeline Transitional Leash.  Conditioned to appropriately, this leash utilizes the natural pressure point dogs have on their bridge of their noses to help create a calm and confident mindset.  This leash removes unwanted tension from the dogs neck and help to teach them how to walk politely and respectfully on leash in all areas of distraction.  

 

Socialization

Recognizing that all dogs, just like people have different personalities and temperaments, the level of canine-to-canine socialization does vary from dog to dog.  Our most important goal when socializing dogs, is to make sure they are enjoying themselves and the process.  We will be upfront and honest with you that not all dogs actually want to have friends, but that doesn't mean they can be completely intolerant of their existence.  When socializing dogs we utilize a combination of activities including pack walks, structured socials and large field play.  We hope to be able to reopen our Large Field Socialization classes, taught to us by Jason Vasconi, in the near future!

 

Off Leash Reliability and Obedience

For all of our obedience programs, we utilize low-level e-collar stimulation for communication and reliability.  The goal of having an obedient and off leash reliable dog is to enjoy all aspects of your life with them.  The e-collar will give you a means to communicate with your dog from a distance should you need to.  Most of these programs are done through our board and train programs.  Our trainers have been trained by many of the best and gentlest e-collar and force free trainers out there.

 

Lessons

The relationship we build with our clients is just as important to us as the relationship they are building with their dog. Together, we will take the time to develop the best training plan to achieve the goals you have with your dog.  

*Currently we are requiring that all dogs begin with our Canine Coaching Program.  Through this program we can develop a plan to help you with all of the above!

Canine Coaching 

Because we want you to enjoy your dog!

Board & Train Programs

MIGHTY MUTT

3 Weeks: Starting at $3,500

Customized to address a combination of the below:

Behavioral Foundation

Socialization

Obedience

MEGA MUTT

6 Weeks: Starting at $5,000

Customized to address a combination of the below:

Complete Off Leash Reliability

Behavioral Modification

Socialization

Anxiety Disorders

Aggressive Behaviors

Publicly Obedient

General Obedience

*All of our Board & Train programs take place inside our homes.  Your dog will live with one of our trainers, travel to and from work with them each day and integrate into their home during off hours, spending the nights with them as well.