So You’ve Acquired a New Puppy, What’s Next??
Our goal at Best Behavior is to work with you and your dog and together transform him into the perfect canine companion that comes consistently when you call, doesn’t jump up, walks nicely on leash without pulling to name just a few. Whether you have a new puppy or an adult dog with a behavior problem or two, we can help turn things around for you.
All dogs really do want to please but they are not born knowing right from wrong; it is up to us, their loving human guardians, to teach them. We can guide you into knowing the correct ways to work with your dog to achieve that end result—a truly harmonious human-canine bond that goes beyond description. Our methods are always and only positive reinforcement based. As opposed to compulsion-based methods, when dogs are allowed to think responses through themselves, there is a proven higher retention rate created through mutual respect. We concentrate on teaching your dog, as well as teaching you, so that you have the skills and knowledge needed to consistently reinforce between sessions the behaviors he’ll be learning. We also teach you how to use PRAISE effectively (very important) to help your dog maintain a high enthusiasm level which enables him to continue working to please you.
Entrust us to get your puppy off on the right paw or your adult dog back on track and look forward to a highly rewarding lifelong relationship with your best canine companion.
We are opposed to and do not use any tools or collars such as prong, choke or electronic that can create a fear or pain-driven response.
Dog Obedience and Behavior Training At Its Best!
OUR TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
We believe that the human-canine bond is one of the most rewarding and potentially beneficial relationships available to us. Often, the only thing preventing a pet owner from experiencing this in their relationship with their own dog, is the simple humane training required to establish leadership. Dogs feel happier and more secure in their environment when the leadership roles are well defined. We are dedicated to developing and administering positive methods of training that are both respectful and beneficial to dogs and their owners. These methods utilize easily understood gestures (cues) and verbal communication to foster appropriate behavior and leadership.
Learning should be an enjoyable experience for both the dog and their human companion. It should involve on-going education and does not end at the conclusion of a beginning obedience program. By introducing your puppy or young dog to the basic obedience commands, you are building a foundation from which to grow and where further learning can evolve. It is important to remember--- Your dog wants you to be happy with him and with diligent reinforcement, consistency, patience and love, you are laying the groundwork for his continued success to reach that end result