What Type of Dog Training Do You Do?
Clicker? E- Collar? Purely Positive? Operant Conditioning? Classical Conditioning? Rewards Based Balanced Training?
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Based on your intake questionnaire, initial consultation, assessment and training. We’ll design customized, private, In-home training lesson plan and curriculum for your dog or puppy. You’ll  receive methods and protocols that apply to your dog specifically, created with your family and goals in mind.

You’ll also have access to your dog trainer in between your sessions for any questions you might have during normal business hours 10:00 am-6:30 pm.  You’ll also receive lifetime support (after your programs is over) with answers to your dog’s training and behavior questions. You will also have access to the client E Learning Portal as long as you have your dog/s.

You’ll also receive  Professional Private Training Lessons at your home and in locations that matter to you and to your dog! Training sessions are also done, neighborhood, parks, cafes, trails, and wherever your dog should be on their best behavior!

Absolutely! But we do not use clickers… Positive reinforcement is one of the best ways to teach and strengthen behavior especially for puppies. We will discover what motivates your dog and utilize that to teach new skills and advance previously learned behaviors.

I am a rewards based balanced trainer using operant conditioning and classical conditioning.

My style of training is built upon teaching you to read and communicate with your dog in a way that your dog understands, strengthening your relationship in the process. The approach I use is completely dependent on your family and your dog, treating each family as individuals — because you are. Over 20 years of professional training experience of clients has provided me the opportunity to learn myriad processes and concepts within training and behavior. I utilize that synthesis of knowledge in finding the most direct and successful training path for you and your dog.

I am transparent in my approach and welcome any and all questions if you are interested in training with me. Dog training should be a collaborative process between you, your dog, and the trainer.

“My primary goal is to help dog owners understand exactly what is happening throughout our training work together. By extension, the dog understands – the equally important goal.”

Rewards, structure, boundaries, and pressure are very real and unavoidable parts of our world. Many years of training with multiple systems and methods has taught me that it is more ethical to introduce these concepts to a dog while those factors are under complete human control versus the harshness of natural consequence or emergency. Building a relationship and two-way communication with your dog will empower you to tell them when they perform the right behavior, when to try again, and when they should not repeat a behavior. This in turn empowers your dog to inform you when they are too stressed, frustrated, or unsure of what you want from them — and you will know how to listen and respond in a way that will help your dog.

One of the unique aspects of my training style is the ability to explain the functions, benefits, potential drawbacks, and contraindications to any piece of training equipment I use. I have experience with a huge range of training equipment: flat collars, clickers, food, martingale and chain collars, head halters, slip leads, harnesses, endless types of toys, crates and pens, prong collars, and electronic collars. We will explore training tool options and find a combination that works for your dog and your goals. E-Collar training is available as a tool for very unique cases which are only about 5% of clients, 95% of clients will not need any E=collar training for their dog.

The common denominator between suffering inflicted through all training tools are human hands and minds and watching to many YouTube education videos.

 

In-Home Training Lessons
Are a wonderful option for the owners who want to be more involved with their dogs training while we are there to guide, show and model obedience and manners protocols for you step by step! This hands on program is designed to allow you to take the time to work on the current lesson, lay good a foundation and repetitions for you and your pup with time in-between meet ups to ensure we are always striving for success. These lessons consist of 3 to 6  in home sessions that are personalized to meet your training and scheduling needs. Along with consistent communication between client and trainer.

*All programs come with Lifetime Support!


That is entirely dependent on many factors: you, your dog, behavioral history, training goals, and our ability to work together to teach you how to communicate with your dog. If you are willing to devote the time to changing your behavior and helping your dog learn skills to change his behavior (5 to 15 minutes a day), I am more than happy to assist and support you through this process.

Training equipment is not included in your dog’s training programs, and there is an additional fee for a second dog to cover any additional training time and as each dog may have different goals and temperament’s.  Our training time will be distributed between both dogs, then training both dogs together if applicable and goals of obedience are met. If one or both dogs have behavioral challenges that need more dedicated individual time, we will ensure both dogs receive ample training time. Each session is 55 minutes… Some cases we can do both dogs in about 90 minutes of time. There is a small upcharge for the second dog, depending case and program that is needed. Two dogs that are distracted by each other is a recipe for failure and need to be trained separately. Then we will bring them together when confidence and structure is on auto pilot. 

My objective is to help you achieve lasting behavior change with your dog. That behavior change is contingent on how much you apply the skills, training and structure between sessions and after they are concluded. It is absolutely crucial that dog owners are invested in the training process. It is unfair to the dog to expect behavior change on only one side of the leash.

 

Training programs are scheduled when you enroll. No refunds will be issued for missed sessions. Forty-eight hours notice must be provided to reschedule the session or the session will be forfeited. There is also no buyers remorse. I do not give refunds. Exception is a death in the family within the first 24 hours of your first session per our agreement that we signed.

Contact me to schedule a consultation to discuss your dog’s behavior challenges and training goals to determine the best training program for your dog.  I have an online questionnaire that you can fill out now…  all clients fill this out, or a very short contact form below. 

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Exceptional Canines certified in-home dog trainers specialize in dog training, puppy training, aggressive dog training, leash reactivity, lack of confidence issues, potty training, not coming when called, and  bad behavior change for dogs in Phoenix, Arizona and surrounding cities like, Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Litchfield Park, Goodyear, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Peoria, Surprise, Glendale, Tempe, Avondale, Mesa. We also service the Northern Arizona areas of Prescott, Prescott Ridge, Cottonwood, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey, Camp Verde, Sedona,

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