Ever wondered what it takes to become a certified dog trainer in Arizona? CATCH Canine Trainers Academy is a state-licensed dog trainer school, with many levels of certification to choose from, and the ability to take each course at your own pace.
Ruth has two dogs at home that she spends most of her spare time with, both of which have taught her a lot about multi-dog households and the importance of tasty treats! Ruth is studying canine coaching alongside her role and is looking forward to making new two and four-legged friends in Dorset!
WaggWalker Communication Harness, the kind and gentle way to teach your dog to walk calmly by your side. The harness uses sound to communicate to your dog where you want him to walk. Easy to fit and comes with bonus clip to attach to your dog’s collar. Ask your local trainer about the WaggWalker.
“In the initial session of approximately 1 1/2 hours: a.Rachel educated us on the underlying causes of our dogs unwanted behavior (aggressive greeting of guests to our home, fighting to be first out the door, excessive barking and ignoring our calls to come); and b.worked with us and our dogs leaving us with clear direction and tools to address the issues. I personally have had success beyond expectation with the tools she provided my husband and I to direct the desired behavior of our Miniature Schnauzer adolescent dog and Yorkshire Terrier puppy. We and our dogs are appreciative for her attention. I recommend her services without reserve!”
Pat provided us with customized in home and about town training that addressed our specific concerns. She started by working on our most pressing needs, showing us the steps to achieve positive results right away. Her sessions are packed full of valuable information you can use in everyday situations. I give Pat a four-paws-up rating! – Joni, Santa Rosa, CA
Some training methods use punishment, like leash corrections and scolding, to discourage dogs from doing everything except what you want them to do. Other methods cut right to the chase and focus on teaching dogs what you do want them to do. While both tactics can work, the latter is usually the more effective approach, and it’s also much more enjoyable for you and your dog. For example, you can easily use treats, games and praise to teach your dog to sit when people approach during walks in the neighborhood. If your dog is sitting, she won’t be dragging you toward the people, jumping up when they get close enough, mouthing on their arms and legs, and so on. That’s pretty efficient training-no pain or intimidation needed. Alternatively, you could grab your dog’s leash and jerk her to the ground every time she jumps up to greet people, and you’d most likely get the same effect in the end-no more jumping up. But consider the possible fallout:
Unfortunately, in spite of good intentions, many times the dog will suffer and the owner will lose out on a first class relationship with their dog. Why? Because the owner didn’t take the time to learn how and why the Ohio State K-9 College is superior to other schools.
Pet owners can ask to sit in on a dog obedience training session to see if it’s right for their dogs. When they feel comfortable with the trainer and notice other pet owners enjoying the training class, they will have a better idea of how their money will be spent.
We definitely appreciated your approach to things. You’re a really good communicator. You have a way of expressing concepts that makes the dog’s perspective easier to grasp. Quite honestly, you were the first trainer we talked with that we all felt we could follow, and we’re thrilled with the results.
I work with RD in an animal rescue group, One Tail At A Time PDX. She took in my foster pup who was having some issues, just out of a hoarding situation. She was suppose to meet a potential adopter in a couple days and was have a hard time with initial dog meetings and being in her crate. After RD had her for only 2 DAYS, she was like a different dog. The change was incredible. Her stress in those situations was gone. She interacted with her potential dog sibling perfectly. I believe that those days with RD set her up for a huge success. That family took her in on the spot and have since finalized creation entreprise demarche administrative adoption. RD gave such great little tips that you don’t even realize could be affecting the pup in such a dramatic way. I was so impressed and am so grateful she is involved in the same organization as me. Rescue dogs AND more importantly rescue adopters will absolutely benefit from her assistance! She sets everyone up for success.
Partners Dog Training School is Arizona’s elite behavioral dog training school. Based in North Scottsdale (Cave Creek) we specialize in building relationships between families and dogs. Since 1985 our trainers have assisted thousands of families with everything from obedience to dog sports. We are a full-service school, offering private lessons, group classes, bootcamp (board & train), boarding, snake-avoidance, dock-diving, day-care, swimming, agility & protection.
For dogs, English is a second language Dogs aren’t born understanding English. They can learn the significance of specific words, like “sit” and “walk” and “treat,” but when humans bury those familiar words in complex sentences, dogs sometimes have difficulty understanding. They can also get confused when people use different words for the same thing. For example, some people will confuse their dogs by saying, “Fluffy, down!” one day and “Sit down, Fluffy!” another day. Then they wonder why Fluffy doesn’t respond the same way every time. When teaching your dog a cue or command, decide on just one word or phrase, and make sure you and your family use it clearly and consistently.
We modify exercises for older, shy, and laid back dogs. All dogs are placed with others sharing similar temperaments, skills, and size. Limited spots available so let’s get your fur kid enrolled before time runs out.
You will be training your puppy from the moment you bring it home and start to house train. Puppies start learning from birth and good breeders begin handling and socialization right away. Some training can begin as soon as the puppy can open its eyes and walk. Young puppies have short attention spans but you can expect them to begin to learn simple obedience commands such as “sit,” “down,” and “stay,” as young as 7 to 8 weeks of age.
It seems the problems with the practice of conventional veterinary medicine are going from bad to worse, and now the profit potential has big corporations buying up individual vet practices at a rapid pace.
This may be a little off-topic but I can’t find any information on this anywhere else. Can I train my lab to tolerate increasing noise levels in our home with this reinforcement method? Gradually increasing his exposure to the noise until he is able to tolerate it in a relaxed state?
Nosework is a new sport where dogs are trained to find certain odors in four different elements – interiors, exteriors, vehicles and containers. Sniffing is one of the greatest joys in a dog’s life, yet we rarely allow them to do it. This class is a great confidence builder for dogs; offers an outlet for older and retired dogs; and provides mental stimulation for ALL dogs. Dogs will become proficient on their first target odor, and will learn how to be “odor obedient” even in the face of distractions. The class is run seminar style where all dogs are crated when it is not their turn to work so owners will need to bring their dogs crate.