Our philosophy is that dog training should be stress free and a lot of fun.
Our overall goal is to teach you to have the skills, confidence and knowledge necessary to effectively work with your dog. Concepts in dog training are not difficult to understand.
Successful dog training involves:
- developing a strong relationship with your dog
- opening clear lines of communication
- applying objective, consistent science-based techniques
It is also essential that you develop a strong bond with your dog based on trust, play, affection and respect before starting any training program.
Laying this foundation results in dogs who are happy to be with you and more focused during training sessions.
Additionally, we feel there are much better ways to motivate your dog than only handing it a food reward. Using more dynamic reward methods involving movement, play, praise, and prey drive makes every interaction you more fun, motivating, and rewarding.
When done correctly, dogs learn to value the interaction with you first before accessing a food or toy reward. This approach turns every training session into a relationship building experience and develops dogs who are highly motivated to work with you.
Our job is to teach you to use clear verbal commands, good timing, and correct body language when working with your dog, which help dogs understand expectations during training.
We also realize that not every dog learns at the same pace and will work to set up an appropriate training program setting your dog up to succeed.
Our Training Facility
Our 1500-square foot training facility is located at 206 Alpha Park in Highland Heights, Ohio.
It has non-slip EVA foam dog agility flooring providing a very safe surface for your dog to run, play and train.
"As a certified dog trainer, my personal goal is teach every client to have the confidence, knowledge and skills to successfully train their dog.
In addition to dog training, I provide affordable opportunities for socialization, enrichment and education. I am also proud to offer both vocational and enrichment opportunities for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities.
I am a graduate of the University of New Mexico with degrees in Biology and History. I’ve worked in both sales and social work, most recently working extensively with individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
My interests in dog training are Puppy Socialization, Scent Work, Hyperactive dogs, and Motivational Techniques. I live in Shaker Heights with my wife, son, two cats, and dog Pancho."