The best way to meet all your goals of creating a happy dog and productive bond between all of you, is through positive reinforcement, also known as rewards based dog training – scientifically proven to be the fastest and most fun way to train dogs…and people!
This method of dog training teaches dogs to accept us as leaders through our control of all the resources that the dog desires and requiring that they willingly work for these items instead of getting them for free. The aim is to use all valued resources to reward desirable behaviours while at the same time removing the rewards for undesirable behaviour. The rewards may be food, toys or anything the dog finds motivating in that moment, whether it be at the park or at home. The relationship is one of exchange, based on “you do what I want, and you get what you want.” Your dog will get rewards (food, games, park, freedom, toys, sniffing, walking etc) for doing what is asked of him/her and you will get a dog you can live with, who is a joy – and a dog who knows their place in the family pack .