Dog training has gone through tremendous changes in the last 20 years, as science has increased our understanding of the dogs we live with and the challenges they present. More than ever, dog owners are realizing that aversive methods are unnecessary and are seeking out non-aversive training services.
As such, I adhere to the training guidelines set forth by the The Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers. My methods include the use of the following techniques:
Functional Assessment (Applied Behavior Analysis)
Marker (Clicker) Training
Desensitization/Counter-Conditioning for fear and aggression
These methods are designed to adapt to the needs of the individual dog, eliminating the one-size-fits-all style of punishment-based methods. These methods are ideal for changing difficult and dangerous behaviors in dogs of all breeds.