We help many dogs every week who are highly “trained” but are still anxious, hyperactive, aggressive, dominant, unstable or shut down. While training with treats and toys can teach a dog to respond to a command with a mechanical action, it does not consider your dogs mind, spirit or energy. Leadership and connection are far more effective ways to change a dogs behaviour than merely training them.
Just like children, dogs need a balance of positive reinforcement and discipline (meaning “to teach”) to be stable and fulfilled, and develop into happy and balanced members of society. Boundaries, limitation and saying “no” is just as important as praise and reward, and each has its place and correct application. It is the way it is done that matters, and we can show you how to give your dog the right balance to foster trust and respect, and help you become a loving leader.