Those of you with electric can openers may have had the experience of every pet in the house flying into the kitchen at the sound of the can opener. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get that same enthusiastic reaction, just by calling your dog’s name? Well, you can.
Positive training is precise manipulation of favorable consequences (good stuff, like food and toys) in order to get your dog to perform the behaviors you want and to eliminate unwanted behaviors. Data from the science of behavioral psychology proves that positive training is successful under the most rigorous conditions. And the best part is: no yelling, no “choke chains”, no force, no fear; just the good stuff!
C.C. Cartier, CPDT-KA of Maverick Pet Partners will provide customized positive reinforcement dog training in your home for behavior modification, problem correction, basic obedience or good manners instruction.
Some of the canine behavior challenges we have successfully resolved with clients include:
- Not coming when called
- Jumping up on guests and children
- House soiling – inappropriate elimination
- Pulling on leash while on a walk
- Inappropriate chewing (furniture, shoes, iPods, …)
- Dog snapping, nipping at legs or clothes when humans walk away
- Stealing items and running away
- Barking, whining
- Separation anxiety
- Thunderstorm anxiety
- Fear of vacuum cleaners, mops, brooms
- Territoriality among dogs in multi-dog households
- Inappropriate exuberance, inability to calm down
- Reactivity to other dogs on walks
- Fear of crowds, strangers, men, rain, …
- Charging at the door when the doorbell rings
- Fear aggression
- Mouthing when someone touches dog collar
- Devouring food too quickly
- Guarding food bowl and toys