Does this sound familiar?
I'm embarrassed, frustrated and sometimes even scared about my dog's behavior.
My dog only listens when he "feels like it" or when I have treats.
My dog would ignore me if something more interesting was going on.
I've looked for advice on the internet, but it's all so confusing!
The methods I'm trying at home just aren't working, no matter how consistent I try to be.
And worst of all, I'm having to adjust everyday life to manage my dog's negative behavior...
If this sounds like you, you're not alone! The good news is, I've helped hundreds of dog owners just like you. I can teach you the secrets to resolving behavioral issues and raising a well-behaved dog.
The internet confusing dog owners:
There's a ton of conflicting dog training information out there today. Many dog owners feel "stuck" and aren't able to determine fact from fiction. One source says "Distract him with a treat!" and the other says "You have to show him you're the Alpha."... and none of it works! Right? Well, the good news is, with our balanced approach, you can teach your dog how to be cool and collected even around triggers and distractions.
Bad behavior is just a "symptom" of...
A lack of training and impulse control:
Excited dogs don't make good choices. In order to teach your dog impulse control, they need more than "basic" commands. When you tell your dog to come, they need to learn to "drop everything" and come back to you immediately. When you tell your dog to "stay" they need to learn that they must stay no matter the distraction. If you're struggling to control your dog, you don't need "basic obedience". You need advanced obedience that's reliable around distractions.
Sensitivity to distractions/triggers:
Does your dog act like a kid at Disneyland when they get around distractions? Or maybe your dog thinks the world is a scary place and wants to hide when a leaf blows by? What if your dog had the self-control to go anywhere with you and it wouldn't be a chore to include them? What would your life look like then? What would guests coming to your home look like, visiting a restaurant or going on vacation? What if your dog could go from being worked up by everything to being completely unphased by distractions? This is something we help our clients with every day and quite successfully.