We at Positively Simple Dog Training promote leadership, relationship, and confidence-building skills using a combination of positive reinforcement (a reward-based training method that sometimes involves clicker training) and problem-solving techniques by an ABC-certified positive dog trainer.
• We DO use training methods that are fun and motivating for both dog AND owner.
• We DO teach dogs manners and build a strong bond that will bring desired results.
• We DO teach owners how to become the leaders that their dogs need.
• We DO teach owners how to inspire their dogs to want to behave properly even when no one is looking!
• We DO help replace unwanted behaviors with alternate behaviors that everyone can enjoy.
• We DO promote regular exercise, stable leadership, and earned affection that will result in a dog that is happy, healthy, and well-mannered.
• We DO NOT use choke, prong, chain, e-collars (shock collars), aversive techniques, dominance, or alpha training. Mounting research proves that these tactics not only reinforce the wrong behaviors, they can and often DO psychologically damage the animal for life. Besides, they give you a false sense of control!
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, and leading by example from day one. In their natural habitat, dogs earn their food and water and experience the world around them by learning to hunt and forage. These activities are ingrained deeply within a dog’s DNA. Hence, having a variety of exercises and puzzles stimulate a dog's body and 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 littermates are essential to helping them learn canine communication. Puppy and 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 and ourselves, we must display the same confident and consistent leadership of a canine leader. A dog who doesn't trust his owner to be a kind and benevolent leader becomes unbalanced and often exhibits unwanted or antisocial behaviors.
We will coach you to calmly, confidently, and consistently give your dog guidance and boundaries to establish yourself as a solid leader and to help you control unwanted behavior in your dog. Yelling, hitting, and yanking a dog's collar to correct unwanted behavior is unnecessary and 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 and may cause him to become defensive or fearful and 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 and 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 and retired combat veterans, and law enforcement officers.
We are bonded and insured through Pet Care Insurance.