Positive Reinforcement Training Methods
People & Pups, LLC uses only positive reinforcement training. Not only does this help your dog understand what you expect of him, but it also gives you a positive relationship and bond with your dog. You'll have a happy dog that listens to you because he wants to, not because he's afraid to do otherwise.
I do not use or recommend shock collars, prong collars or any other aversive methods. Use of these methods will damage the relationship you have with your dog, and will have side effects that may be worse than the behavior you were trying to work through. There's always a better way.
In Fact, if you have shock collars, prong collars, choke collars or even invisible fencing that you've used in the past, you can trade it to me for a discount of up to 15% on my services. Check out the Project Trade tab above for more information.
Even the Big Dogs Do Better
A big dog does not need a heavier hand. It's actually quite the opposite. No dog needs a heavy hand, big or small. We just need to learn to communicate in a positive way to our pups what we want from them.
Positive reinforcement gives your dog the choice to do the right thing. By giving him a positive reason to do it, he will. He will want to do it and offer you good behavior. This will strengthen your relationship with your dog and he will trust you wholeheartedly. You will both be happier for it.
Why not use aversive methods?
Aversive methods tend to make problems worse in the long run. They can seriously traumatize your dog, and cause them to shut down or fight back. Dogs with a confident personality may turn aggressive with trainig methods that cause pain or fear. This is why People & Pups uses only positive reinforcement.
Training a dog is like losing weight. If you are doing it right, it will take time to see results, but when you do, the results will be longer lasting and healthier. I can't guarantee how long it will take to train your dog, but I can guarantee he will have fun learning and the results will be better for him.
Beware of trainers that promise instant results. Their methods may be aversive.