Positive-reinforcement training can begin as soon as you get your new puppy home. Training and proper socialization will help your puppy to become a confident, resilient and well-mannered dog. And an adult dog is never too old to learn how to behave in ways that will make him a more wonderful family companion. Training is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your dog. You'll both be happier, have a stronger bond and a more harmonious household.
Our love for, and bond with our dogs, sometimes allows us to forget that they are a different species, with different methods of communication, and a different view of the world. And they don’t speak English! As a result, we often convey the opposite message than we hope to. We wind up frustrated and our dogs wind up more confused than ever. Positive reinforcement training works by teaching rather than correcting first, by taking into account the way that dogs learn and communicate, and ultimately, setting up both dogs and humans to succeed. And it’s fun!