Training dogs is my passion. I absolutely love seeing people enjoy their dogs and make progress through training. Train Your Dog's methods will help you communicate with your dog more effectively, so that your dog can become the wonderful companion that you imagine.
Train Your Dog's training and behavior modification methods are science based, gentle, and they work!
I use the concepts of learning theory to increase or decrease behavior through rewards, taking away rewards, and changing the environment. Rewards can be treats, toys, praise, going on a walk, or anything else that your dog enjoys. You wouldn't work for nothing in exchange, so why would we expect our dogs to?
Understanding what your dog is trying to say can make a huge difference in behavior and training. One of my favorite parts of teaching dog owners is helping them speak their dog's language: body language. I can teach you to pick up on all the subtle things your dog is trying to tell you, and how to use your body language to communicate.
Train Your Dog provides everything from basic dog training and leash skills, to behavior modification for reactivity, fear, and aggression.
There is a special place in my heart for the difficult dogs. After years of living with my own challenging dog, and working with countless tough behavior cases at animal shelters, I've learned many techniques and strategies that will help you and your dog succeed.
With behavior cases, a lot of what I do is create positive associations with whatever makes your dog act out in fear or aggression, and slowly expose the dog to the "scary" thing. My methods change the way your dog feels about whatever is making him or her react negatively, resulting in a happier, more well behaved dog.
I regularly attend dog behavior seminars, read books, and keep up with new techniques in the industry, so that I can better help you and your dog. I am a certified professional dog trainer in Bastrop, Texas, and serve Austin and surrounding areas. Being a CPDT-KA not only guarantees my knowledge and expertise in dog training, but that I also adhere to the code of ethics and humane hierarchy established by the CCPDT.
If you would like to learn more about my techniques and philosophies, please reach out. I'm happy to talk about what I do and believe, and want you to feel 100% comfortable and confident with the methods being used to train your dog.
No equipment needed! We don't use shock collars, prong collars, or heavy handed techniques to train your dog. There is a better way.
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