Do you offer a guarantee?

Dog training and obedience is a perishable skill that should be maintained throughout the life of your pet. We will train your dog in basic obedience and train you to continue and maintain the training. Maintenance training is a must and we will give you the skills and tools to continue maintaining the behaviors your dog has learned. Without maintenance training, your dog's level of obedience will diminish.

Do you use treats to train?

Food and treats are great motivators and the primary reward we use in training. Ideally, your dog will learn to work for their food throughout the day. This creates a dog who enjoys working and overall is happier to perform tasks.

Do you use electric collars?

We are balanced trainers who subscribe to B.F. Skinner's four quadrants of operant conditioning. That means we use rewards and corrections as motivators to accomplish training. Electric collars are just one tool in our tool box and we are skilled in the operation and application of this tool to establish a clear line of communication with the dogs we train.

How long will it take to train my dog?

Typically, we can train basic obedience in two weeks. If needed, the training will continue until we are happy with the results. In cases where the training goes longer, we don't charge additional fees.

Will my dog be happy during training?

We treat your dog like a member of our family and your dog will stay in our home. Dogs often enjoy training and using their brains to figure out how to get the "reward" in training. Dogs who are well trained are generally happier and get excited to train. A typical day in training involves 4-6 sessions, so your dog will have lots of engagement with our trainers.