All of these training techniques operate on the same principles – providing you with a range of techniques to achieve your goal.

  • Teaches the dog what we want him to do (rather than punishing him for what we don’t want)
  • Teaches him when we want him to do it
  • Teaches compliance without fear or force
  • Reinforces (rewards) good behaviour to make it more likely to occur again
  • Encourages the dog to think and experiment

LURE REWARD TRAINING

  • A simple training technique that lures the dog into position with a reward at first, then a hand signal

CLICKER TRAINING (reward markers)

  • Creates an association between two events (Classical Conditioning). For example; the dog learns to associate a particular sound (‘yes’, ‘click’) with a reward (food, play etc.)
  • Provides the dog with clear feedback on the behaviour that gets the reinforcement (reward)

SHAPING

  • Builds a behaviour by marking and rewarding small progressive steps the dog makes towards a goal behaviour.

CAPTURING

  • Used to ‘catch him in the act’ of doing a behaviour you would like to keep and put on

TARGET TRAINING

  • Teaches your dog to follow a target rather than a Targeting allows the handler to teach a variety of behaviors, including come, sit, over or under an obstacle, loose leash walking, and spin to name a few.

Can’t make it to our classes? We can arrange any of our training programs at a time to suit you and your family. See our 'Private Training' page.