Positive reinforcement: effective, non-damaging and fun!
Is your dog frantic or freaked out when you go out with them? Have you got a new puppy and need to get them socialised properly before it is too late?
I offer local in-person training, and will shortly offer online coaching. I provide you with sound advice based on your particular situation. We will be using methods that work without causing fear or distrust in your dog.
A lot of people (including me!) experience frustration when our pets don’t do what we’d like them to. I run a number of classes and private sessions to help people learn to communicate with their animals. I am not an “animal communicator” and do not claim any power to speak mind-to-mind. 🙂 In technical terms, I teach people to apply operant conditioning principles and to read their dog’s body language.
In simple terms: I teach you how to get your pet to understand what you want, and to want to do what you want. This isn’t an easy task, but the principles are fairly simple to learn if you are motivated to build a better working relationship with your dog. If I were to sum up what makes modern science-based training work in one phrase it would be: “Create enthusiasm”. Training this way can be a lot of fun.
Classes cover topics in detail, such as puppy socialisation, loose leash walking and coming when called. All training uses modern, dog friendly, science based techniques.
Phone Marra for more info on 0403164748.