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Our training program is designed with you in mind. We give you homework exercises in between sessions that should take 30 minutes per day. Can't spend the time on a particular day? That's OK. Just keep working on the other days.
We show you how to complete the exercises while in class or in private lessons. Our trainer has hand-selected them based on their simplicity and effectiveness. They get progressively more challenging throughout the program, which helps your dog learn them really well.
The best part is that you can incorporate these exercises into your daily routine. You can easily practice them when you go to feed your dog, take it on a walk, go down the elevator, go to sleep at night, and so forth.
Within a short period of time, your dog should be showing remarkable improvement, as long as you have put this time in and followed the trainer's advice.
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- Listening to what you say the first time without repeating yourself
- Walking politely at your side without pulling
- Greeting people and dogs nicely while on leash
- Leaving something alone or walk away from something, such as an item on the ground
- Coming directly to you when called, even when highly distracted
- Waiting politely while you prepare food or treats
- Being in the crate comfortably
- Overcoming fears
- Keeping four on the floor and not on your guests, the counter, or your furniture
- Playing nicely with other dogs
- Potty training
- Waiting patiently while you do something
- Refraining from barking
We do not use dominance methods, including shock collars, physical force, or raised voices. These methods create an environment based on fear, and the learning typically does not last very long. In addition, these methods don't create as loving of a relationship with your dog over its life, and can create great frustration for dog and owner alike.
In a positive reinforcement environment that is properly implemented, dogs actually want to make the right decisions, the learning is lifelong, and dog and owner are much happier.
We have been using positive reinforcement with great success for many years. Our techniques have been proven to work effectively, not only by us, but also by leading trainers across the world. These methods work well on all breeds, ages, and sizes of dogs.
We are raising the standard of care in dog training.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Positive reinforcement methods only - no dominance methods
- We offer private lessons at your home, group classes, and seminars
- We address a wide range of challenges, from obedience to behavioral issues such as leash reactivity
- Pre-paid private lesson packages at a discount
- Trainers who are professional and highly experienced
When you sign up for private lessons, our trainer can come to your home, on walks, or to the park.
This format can be helpful if you need more flexibility in your schedule, if you want to customize the training to your dog or your home environment, or if you simply learn more effectively on a one-on-one basis.
Private lessons are also the best way to address challenging behavioral issues such as leash reactivity, barking, and even separation anxiety. These are not as easily addressed in group classes.
By the time their dogs graduate, many owners are amazed at the remarkable improvement in listening and following commands reliably, even in a distracting environment. This helps set a solid foundation for communicating with each each other in a positive manner over the course of your dog's life.
We enjoyed the training with David. He was always patient and positive and unstood our wiredhair fox terriers stubbornness.Tamara Hirsch
David is a great trainer! I emailed him a few times with questions and he was very responsive. The techniques he uses produce results. I would highly recommend him and Tucker Pups for training.Elissa White
David was very professional and extremely patient with our puppy. His tips were helpful and we are continuing with our at home training. I would highly recommend Tucker Pup's to all our friends!Steve and Lisa Pascua
Classes were great, we learned a lot of training tips and tools that we will be able to use outside of class. David is a great teacher and is very knowledgeable.Joe Wilush an Alex O'Connor
Sure, your dog can sit when there are treats involved, and there are no distractions.
What about more challenging behaviors?
- Coming directly to you when called, even at the dog park?
- Doing what you ask the first time, without repeating yourself?
- Not jumping on your friends?
- Leaving something alone, such as food on the counter or on the sidewalk?
- Not pulling or being leash reactive when you go for a walk?