Helping people help their dogs!
When I was working with Grizzlies or Tigers I very quickly realized that you can’t physically force them to do anything. Trying to make a 400 KG bear sit, simply cannot be done by pressing on his hindquarters! And you can’t get a Cat with 2.5 inch canines to stop nipping by smacking them on the nose.
The Truth is, if you put yourself into a situation where you are in direct physical confrontation with any animal stronger than you, you will lose.
So, when working with an animal that has a physical advantage on you, how do you get them do what you need, without a fight or frustration? Working at wildlife parks, this is the kind of question you ask yourself all the time.
The training methods I use have been around a long time, I first started practising them when I was working with Big Cats in 2000. They are the same training methods used at animal parks around the world to teach, Tigers, Dolphins, and many other exotic animals. Because these methods are based on the Laws of Learning that govern all living beings, they can also be used on dogs, birds and even children!
The training that we will do with your dog is based on the Laws of Learning, positive reinforcement, and your dog’s innate understanding of body language.
Many dogs simply react to their environment, often leading to poor choices and inappropriate behavior. Using Resilience Training, your dog will learn to look to you before reacting to the environment and make appropriate choices for themselves.
The training is dog friendly, cooperative, and fun! It will help build a stronger trust between you and your canine companion and avoid confrontational, antagonistic and frustrating interactions.
Some of the issues I can help with are…
1. Prevention of behavior problems. I can help you teach your dog proper housebreaking methods, as well as how to curtail chewing and prevent unruly behavior in your home.
2. Effective Communication. Helping your dog to understand exactly what you want without stress and in turn helping you read your dog’s body language, is particularly important for building trust between you and your canine family member. This will then lead to better training and bonding with your dog!
3. Solving behavior problems. Many clients’ dogs have already existing behavior challenges. I will assist with reasonable effective solutions to common behavior problems. Learn how to deal with nipping, jumping, chewing, digging, barking, housebreaking, unruly behavior, boundary training and more without having to resort to the use of intimidation to establish control.
4. Listening around distractions. Once your dog’s foundation of understanding has been taught, it becomes critical for your pet to learn to listen around distractions, such as other dogs, people, small animals, and cars. Proper control around these distractions could save the life of your dog.