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Dog Training Philosophy

Take the Lead takes a ‘do no harm’ philosophy to train dogs

Positive reinforcement dog training in Kelowna

Kindness in dog training


What is  ‘do no harm’?

*I will reward your dog when he gets it right.
*I will redirect or lower the expectation when he is struggling or gets it ‘wrong’
*I will help him achieve success by building behavior in small, achievable steps
*I will customize all training to suit your dog using a do no harm method

I will not force your dog, physically or emotionally
I will not intimidate your dog to gain wanted behavior
I will not use an e-collar, prong collar or choke collar on your dog

My approach is an empathetic and patient one that teaches and builds trust.  All dog training is customized and I adjust each training plan to the individual dog but always with a ‘do no harm’ approach.

Mission Statement:

Take the Lead Dog Training trains dogs and teaches and coaches dog guardians how to apply humane training practices and techniques that result in trust and respect at both ends of the leash.

‘Guardian’ – defender, protector, or keeper 

We are asking dogs to live in our world: a human world.   As guardians, I believe that we show them how thats done by leading them and teaching them in a safe, non threatening manner. A good guardian instills trust with the intention that the dog will defer to him or her when in doubt.  ~ Catherine Adams