The perfect family dog is, in our opinion, a companion who is confident in all environments, including nature and busy city streets, friendly and playful with all other dogs and people, listens dependably to basic obedience commands both on and off leash, follows the rules of the house, doesn’t show signs of aggression or anxiety, and is attuned to her owner. To help dogs achieve this standard, we take a positive yet authoritative approach to dog training that is based on science and has been honed over twenty-five years of working with dogs.
When training dogs, we focus on the physical and emotional well-being of the whole dog and prioritize the development of a strong, trusting bond between dog and trainer. New skills are taught with a positive, game-based approach, and boundaries are set with clear communication using voice, body language, and leash. With this combination, dogs quickly learn what is expected of them while having a fun and engaging training experience.
Read our book and articles to learn more about our dog training philosophy and to understand the “why?” behind everything we do.