Training should be based in ethics and behavioral science. Positive reinforcement is not only proven to be the most effective and ethical way to teach a dog, it also promotes a dog's self confidence and a better relationship between dog and human. My goal is not to magically “fix” undesired behaviors, but to understand the reason behind a behavior and then find ways to effectively and humanely address the underlying issue.
Training should improve the everyday life of you and your dog. I focus on finding straightforward, concrete solutions for each individual that will make daily life easier and more fulfilling.
Training should promote strong relationships. A healthy relationship is founded on communication, understanding, and respect. My training focuses on sharing ways to strengthen this relationship between a dog and his people.
Training should be fun. Successful and sustainable training is joyful, exciting, and fun -- for both you and your dog!