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Who's Really Training Your Dog?


Choosing the Right Dog Trainer/Behavior Expert is Essential

Did you know that there is no agency that regulates dog trainers or their methods? Someone who has little or no experience can just one day decide they want to be a dog trainer and promote themselves as such. Or a person can go to a dog training school, take a 3 month class and then promote themselves as “expert” trainers. They are presented a certificate, and suddenly that makes them “experts”.

Bad trainers can give bad advice, and have you believing things about your dog that are not true.

Using the wrong trainer will not only confuse both the dog and its owner, but will waste a lot of time and money. I have solved many behavior problems and trained more than a few dogs whose owners had been told that their dogs were untrainable, or that the behavior problems could not be solved, which was just not the case. Using my unique training methods, many of these same owners live happily with their now well-behaved dogs.

My Training Philosophy

As owner of The Educated Dog and dog behavior expert and trainer, I believe in using a dog’s natural way of learning to teach them.
Black Dog

I believe understanding pack mentality and canine behavior is the only way one can learn what it takes to teach a dog to learn, obey, and live in our human environment instead of their natural one.

Image by Anna Dudkova

I believe in positive reinforcement and discipline in teaching a dog to learn- not punishment.

Teaching a dog what is wanted behavior will help problem behaviors disappear.

Staying Hydrated

I make sure the owner understands and can work together with their dog. Throughout the entire training process, I not only train the dog and teach the client how to do so, I explain what it really takes for them to keep their canine companion trained for life.

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