While working with a dog trainer in Las Vegas, we talked a lot about puppy training. You may be surprised to hear that that training a dog starts with the puppy stage, which sometimes feels impossible. A puppy is like a baby; full of curiosity, excitable, learning the world, and putting everything within reach in its mouth. But to start that behavioral foundation, you have to start early, and the best results come from consistency and persistence – especially when they’re young and wild and before real issues start!
Here at Dogovation Dog Training, we make it a point to not only train the dog, but also the owner. It’s key to teach you the correct training methods, too, so that when your dog slips up or learns a bad behavior, you know how to start correcting them in ways that they recognize. Both dog and owner will learn how consistent scheduling is important, and that the way we can help the dog succeed is by setting them up for it – not waiting for them to make a mistake and then punishing them.
Reinforcing good behaviors with positive reinforcement makes training fun and memorable for the puppy, who will then be happy to do the correct behavior every time.
If you want to start training your puppy and get them on the right path early, pick up the phone and call our expert dog trainer at Dogovation Dog Training. We’ll schedule a one-on-one session with you to assess the best steps for your dog, on your time.
While working with a dog trainer in Nashville we talked a lot about puppies. Bringing home a new puppy is exciting! It’s like bringing home your newborn baby from the hospital. Like an infant, your puppy is depending on you for survival and to teach them right from wrong. It is your job to set your dog up for success and to help them transition from a playful puppy to a well- mannered adult dog.
Our in- home puppy training program will address all of your puppies basic needs. We will teach your puppy basic commands, obedience, housebreaking and we will help them get acclimated to their new environment and their new family. When training a puppy it is important to realize that puppies will be puppies. Therefore, we will not over work your puppy during the training sessions. We will work on mastering a few simple commands at a time before moving on to more advanced training.
I have had several clients who have waited until there dog has reached adulthood before opting to enroll their dog into training. Many pet parents confess that they’ve overlooked their dog’s nipping and jumping when they were a puppy and now that their dog has gotten older they are out of control. I cannot stress enough how important it is to start training your puppy when they are young. Not only will it teach them manners, it will also set boundaries early on and establish a clear line of communication.
If you are thinking about adopting a puppy call us today to help get your puppy on the path to success. Let us help you teach your puppy manners and break bad habits before they start. Our puppy training program is unique, fun and beneficial. Not only will we commit to working one-on-one with your dog, we will also teach you the necessary skills needed in order to have a healthy dog- owner relationship.
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Dogovation is on a mission to eliminate bad behaviors throughout Marin County. But where do bad behaviors come from? In a nutshell, bad behaviors come from anxiety. Anxiety, however, is caused by a number of factors. To fight it, you need to give your dog structure, boundaries, and consistency. We can show you how!
While working with a dog trainer in Philadelphia we talked about if a dog doesn’t know its role in your home and in your family (your pack), they’re forced to try to figure out the answer themselves. This process causes them anxiety. Some owners make great attempts to teach their dog what’s expected of them and they may do a fair job for a while, but many often lack consistency. This causes anxiety for the dog as well. One minute the world is one way, and the next they’re forced to figure it all out themselves.
Our in-home dog training program holds the solution to alleviating your dog’s anxiety, correcting their bad behavior, and promoting good behaviors. We meet with you in your home to determine the best, most fitting plan of action and we set out all our goals for your dog in black and white. We teach you how to create a stable environment where boundaries are always known and respect is always maintained.
Our commitment to you is that our training doesn’t end until all of our training goals are met. We support you throughout the entire process of you becoming the trainer for your dog and we don’t limit our teaching to the same set number of lessons—after all, no two dogs are the same.
Our Marin County dog trainer is ready to help you overcome your dog’s bad behaviors, and establish the groundwork for a lasting relationship of trust and respect. We can help dog’s with issues ranging from simply poor manners to severe aggression. Call Dogovation or email us with our contact form.
Say for instance you have a generally well-behaved dog who is a complete angel in every setting and situation except when you take them on a walk. We get many calls a day from dog owners who are embarrassed or even afraid to take their dog for a walk due to their dog’s leash reactivity. Several dog owners describe walking their dog as a total nightmare. In fact, one of my past clients lived in an apartment and she had to walk several blocks from her house at a certain time of day when she knew none of her neighbors and their dogs would be out walking at the same time. She described her walks with her dog as endless match of tug-a-war.
The term “reactive” is commonly used in the dog training world, but few people are aware of its actual meaning. A leash reactive dog jumps, lunges, growls and barks while only the leash. This aggressive behavior could be towards other animals or sometimes even towards humans. Leash reactive dogs are generally fine off leash and their owners don’t notice any bad behavior.
I know you may be wondering why your otherwise laid back dog goes completely nuts whenever he/she is on the leash.
While working with a dog trainer Washington DC we talked about how there are several reasons that may explain why a dog is leash reactive. Many dogs feel nervous, uncomfortable, and afraid when they are on a leash. When a dog goes for a walk, you are taking them out of their comfort zone and restraining them on the leash where they loose a sense of control of their self and their surroundings. While leash walking may seem like a concept that should be second nature, many canines are often overwhelmed by the emotions of being in unfamiliar place with thousands of distractions.
When training a leash reactive dog, the key is to make them feel confident and secure in every situation and environment. Our in-home training program will help build your dog’s confidence. We will teach you as the owner proper leash handling techniques and ultimately work toward building a relationship of trust and respect between you and your dog.
In-home training is necessary when correcting leash reactivity. In order to eliminate this behavior, your dog needs one-on-one training that will begin in your home where your dog is most comfortable and not distracted by the triggers.
If you’re ready to take your dog on a stress-free walk, give us a call today! Our Marin County dog training programs will get your dog on track!
Dogovation Dog Training is no stranger when it comes to training dogs with aggression. Dog, human, fear and territorial aggression are some of the most common forms of aggression seen in dogs we work with, along with our colleagues, including our a dog trainer in Oklahoma City. Often times when a dog is showing signs of aggression, people are quick to give up on the dog and advise you to get rid of your dog or euthanize them. Many people believe that aggression is an unfixable behavior and that your only option is to surrender your aggressive dog. Here at Dogovation Dog Training, we train aggressive dogs using our customized in-home training plan. This way we can discover the root of their issues, rather than manage the behavior, and create an effective training plan without using the one-size-fits-all method.
When it comes to aggressive cases, most dog owner’s go through several trainers before opting for in-home training. It is important that the dog owner understands that correcting aggressive behavior is NOT a quick fix. With our Marin County dog training plan we commit to work with you and your dog for however long it takes your dog to reach all their training goals. We always start off with an intensive in-home consultation. I will come to you, meet with you and your dog to access his/her behavior and the issues needed to be addressed and ask your for your goals for your dog as well. Our training will provide you with the knowledge and skills on how to foster a healthy relationship with your dog.
If you or someone you know is searching for a trainer to rehabilitate their aggressive dog, then look no further. I believe that each dog deserves a fair chance to having a stress-free life. Our training program is designed with your dog in mind. We approach every situation and every dog without any bias. Please contact me today at (415) 299-1158 to set up your in- home consultation!
When it comes to my dog training here in Marin County, I work closely with both dogs and their owners. Training becomes successful and more the results become more permanent when the owners learn the proper handling and communication that training offers for them and their dogs. Through dog training, owners gain power as a fair, loving and consistent leader. This, along with a solid structure of basic obedience work, boundaries, and setting the dog up for success, will help dogs learn the better behaviors they need, and also adopt those better behaviors as the norm. It can build confidence in the dog, as they know who to follow now, and through encouragement, positive reinforcement, and clear communication of limitations, the dog will not only be obedient, but also happy and thriving!
While working with my friend, an Orlando dog trainer we talked about why we offer in-home training, and it's because it is the best way to accomplish all of the above - obedience, happiness, consistency, and results. In-home training is one of the best ways to set the dog up for success and to ease their transition into the training regimen. It also keeps owners involved, learning, and working with their dogs.
My in-home dog training consists of the following:
Lisa Caper has been training dogs for 15+ years. As former licensed psychotherapist, She understands the similarities AND difference between human’s emotional needs and dog’s emotional needs. Specializing in dog behavioral problems, she. helps owners build better relationships between dogs and their humans and fixing, rather than managing, behavioral issues.