When you use our dog training methodology, you will quickly find that our dog training system and programs are second to none. We will show you how to quickly and effectively get control of your dog and resolve the unwanted behaviors that you are experiencing.
Our Program Is Tailored To You And Your Dog
If you’ve done a little research and tried a few things on your own, you’ve probably realized that not every method of dog training works for every dog. We’ll spend the time that it takes to talk to you and observe your dog so that we can tailor our dog training program to work for both of you.
By the end of our first session, we will have a dog training game plan in place that will work for you and your dog. We will also discuss alternative methods in case your dog is not responding to his training the way that we would like.
We’ll also have a plan in place for how we move forward with our communication about your dog training. You will have clear expectations on when we will meet again and how we will follow up with you. You never have to worry about us leaving you hanging or wonder when you’re going to hear from us again.
All Of Our Training Is Done In And Around Your Home
Unless you are only interested in basic obedience commands, group lessons are not as effective as in-home dog training. We have found in the past that when conducting group lessons, our dogs were more distracted, more stressed and less open to learning than they are in the familiar surroundings of their own home.
Also, one difficult dog can ruin the class for everyone involved. They can drain the trainer’s attention and cause an environment where none of the dogs are learning. We only train in your home.
We Only Use Dog-Friendly, Humane Training Methods
We will never use physical pain, shock aversion or any negative physical stimulus to train your dog. Our dog training methods include positive reward and negative reward* operant conditioning, classical conditioning and counter-conditioning dog training processes.
*Negative reward operant conditioning does not include physical punishment. A negative reward can include withholding of treats, turning your back, etc. It does not include stepping on paws, knee pops, leash hanging, slamming a dog’s head in the door, banging a pan on the dog’s kennel, etc…yes, some dog trainers do those things.
Our Dog Training Programs Include In-Home Sessions And On-Going Support
When you hire A Better Dog Home Dog Training for your dog training needs, you will receive multiple in-home dog training sessions and unlimited telephone and email support for the questions that come up between sessions. Whether those questions are about a new behavior that has developed or if you just want to recap something that we discussed in a previous session, you can call us any time, as often as needed. We work weekends and evenings so you never need to worry about whether or not it is a good time. We encourage you to pick up the phone.
A lot of people ask “what do you mean by multiple sessions?”. We do not limit you on the number of sessions that we will provide. But, we also do not force you to schedule sessions that you don’t need. Our program is very fluid and the progress we make will depend upon how well your dog takes to the training and how consistently we work with them. The important thing to know is that you will never call us and hear us say that you have used all of your allotted sessions – you will get as many dog training sessions as needed.
You Will Always Have The Same Dog Trainer
We don’t juggle you between dog trainers. When you work with us, you work with the owner of the company. Your dog trainer will always be the same person you’ve worked with in the past.
We Never Charge Travel Fees Or Additional Session Costs
We will spend the time needed with you to discuss and evaluate your dog so that we can determine a fair dog training cost. Once we quote you a price, you can rest assured that it is the only cost you will ever incur with us.
We Will Always Be Fully Truthful And We Will Give Honest Advice
Any dog trainer that tells you that every dog can be trained or rehabilitated, is a dog trainer that you should question.
As much as we hate to admit it, there are some dogs that are better off being re-homed or euthanized. If we can’t help you with your dog, we will tell you up front. Also, if your dog is a “project dog”, we will tell you that and we will explain the effort that is going to be involved in controlling or fixing your dog’s behavior. We like to think that we can help any dog and owner, but the hard truth is that it’s not always true.
If we don’t believe that we can help you with your dog, we will not take your money. If we have contracted with you for your dog training and we realize, when working with the dog, that we cannot help you, we will refund your money. The last thing we want is to pocket your money and then walk away without producing any results.
We understand that that’s no way to conduct a business and that a business won’t be around very long if you run it that way.