Dog Training: Personalized to Your Needs
Our certified training expert Andy Defayette excels at helping you with specific goals for your life with your dog. He has spent over 22,000 hours of his career handling puppies and dogs, has an additional 5+ years of Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) experience, and uses that depth of experience to tailor training and reward-based techniques to your needs.
We believe there is no single rigid structure for a “good dog,” and Andy will personalize a training curriculum to meet each client’s house rules and requests.
Our training style and philosophy are easily adaptable for humans and dogs of all ages and temperaments, based in Karen Pryor’s clicker-training techniques and her marker-training successes in human-animal communication.
We do not use pain, fear, annoyance or intimidation to train. As a result, we do not use – and we discourage all dog owners from using – shock collars, prong training collars, choke chains, leash communication, “leash pop” corrections, or body blocking.
After understanding and applying the fundamentals we teach, you’ll be well-equipped to be your dog’s guide for life.
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