We use positive reinforcement techniques to teach dogs what behaviors are appropriate. We reinforce the desirable behaviors (such as sitting politely) with praise and food rewards while we ignore and never reinforce behaviors we don’t like (such as jumping up on people). We also use praise and treats to create positive associations with objects and experiences that dogs may otherwise find frightening or uncomfortable. We do not use adverse measures to punish behavior. Our training techniques are fun for both people and dogs, strengthen the human-animal bond, and create dogs that love to learn! We offer staff training sessions with boarding and day care dogs to complement the work they are doing at home.
Additionally, Robin Brown, of Positive Pup Training offers group classes at our facility on a regular basis. Check out www.positivepuptraining.com for more information on upcoming classes.