Balanced Training Approach
We train using a motivational method based around an intricate marker system, with the thoughtful use of pressure based on clear communication, consistency, trust and mutual respect.
We understand that naturally there are two types of behaviors that dogs will exhibit: self-rewarding and neutral. Self-rewarding behaviors are behaviors that lead to self-preservation and/or food acquisition such as running, jumping, barking, biting, chasing and eating. Neutral behaviors are all the rest like sitting, lying down, and coming when called. We believe that you cannot reward away self-rewarding behaviors. We have learned that dogs can be taught that neutral behaviors are not only worth doing but are a great path to good things.
Diverse Training Programs
You will learn to teach many different classes such as scent class, baby prep, grooming socialization, etc. These additional classes will allow you to offer a full list of menu items, which will in return, provide several additional revenue streams other than just obedience. Not only does this offer more revenue streams to your clients, but the level of expertise you present to your potential clients is much more appealing from the start.
The combined efforts of The Dog Wizard dog trainers and the dog owner are what makes the training work. We work with dog owners to achieve the goals they have for dog training. We then engage the dog owner in the training program so that the results are long-lasting and achieve the goals they have for dog training.
We then maintain an ongoing relationship so that the dog owner continues to enjoy the long-term benefits of engaging with The Dog Wizard for their dog training needs.
We utilize an open-minded and balanced approach toward training. We understand that no two dogs are alike. We also understand that, like children, every dog has their own behavioral style and needs. We get to know each dog in front of us, tailoring our instruction to the needs of the dog owner and the learning capacity of the dog. We do not push dogs beyond their attention capacity. We take them from where they are to the place the dog owner would like their dog to be, and at a pace that is best for the dog. This approach is not only best for the dog, but it also achieves long-lasting results.
Because each dog has its own personality and learning style, we accept them for who they are. We also accept that each dog will learn at their own pace. Therefore, we take each dog from where they are to the place their owner wants them to be by implementing an individualized training plan. We assess each dog and map a plan designed for success as determined by their owner and their individual personality.
We take the responsibility of caring for the dogs we train to the highest degree. Dog are members of the family, and we treat them the same we would any of our own family members. Many times, the dogs in our Jumpstart Programs do not want to go home ☺, and we consider this a compliment to providing the perfect balance of love, structure, and fun