Humane & Effective Dog Training
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By Catherine Adams on Dec 06, 2016
In how many rehoming ads have you read …’Great dog for sale….
By Catherine Adams on Sep 06, 2016
I’ve been told a time or two that I’m soft with dogs….
By Catherine Adams on Aug 25, 2016
In 2001, I wasn’t as knowledgeable about dog behavior as I am…
Welcome to Take the Lead Dog Training
I can help you solve those behavior problems that are causing life with your dog to be challenging or frustrating or embarrassing…or all 3.
The answer is:
I have several options to suite your life style, your training goals and your pocket book.
Regardless of what service you choose, I can guarantee that you will learn new training skills that will change the way you interact with your dog. This will result in more enjoyment with your dog because problems behaviors are eliminated or on their way to being eliminated. If you choose to do nothing, the behavior won’t stop and it may get worse.
How long does it take?
Training basic dog obedience or ‘life skills’ doesn’t take long at all. Of course you must continue to implement what I teach you and your dog or obedience skills will not be performed when you ask for them. As for more serious behavior problems (aggression, barking, jumping up, nipping people), behavior that is motivated by an emotion, those can take longer to change but they can change.
There is no magic wand or mystical ‘whispering’ in dog training: its behavior.
You can teach your dog new behaviors and no ‘whispering’ is required. All you need is a desire to make change happen using kindness, patience, empathy and proven methods; methods that tell the dog what you want him to do as oppose to training approaches that are intended to stop behavior through fear, pain and/or intimidation. The latter of which ruins trust and often doesn’t provide lasting results.
You brought your dog into your home for good reasons and you and he or she deserve to enjoy each other fully. If that isn’t the case, then you need a knowledgeable and experienced professional.
Call and tell me the behavior problems you’re experiencing and I can tell you how I can help you. 250.808.4122. 10mins of your time and its FREE!
If you’d prefer, you can email me your inquiry and I”ll respond within 2 days.
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