This training overview is designed to describe our backgrounds as trainers, and to explain that our training philosophy revolves around the fact that animals can now be taught to engage in amazing, reliable behaviors without the pain and force that was so common with animal training methods of yesterday.
However, since dog training is an unregulated field, credentials are optional, but that doesn’t mean that credentials are not important. By selecting a highly credentialed dog trainer, you can be sure that you and your pet will be in safe hands. This is because credentialed trainers use the most current, scientifically proven methods of teaching. They don’t rely on second hand information that may be decades out of date. Credentialed trainers must attend continuing education training to stay current on ever more effective and compassionate training methods.
Belonging to dog training associations is also optional, but it’s a known fact that trainers with reputable affiliations continually avail themselves of new information.
An experienced trainer carries the greatest value of all. Working with an experienced trainer means they can spot issues early and help you and your dog to navigate around common pitfalls. They can save you time, money and heartache. Best of all, experienced trainers have a variety of ways to teach things, depending on the learner, so sessions are fresh, fun and productive!