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FAQS

Our Answers

Below you’ll find a list of some of the common questions that we receive. Whether your question is about a specific training tools, our experience, or the benefits of dog training, we’re sure we can help you get the answers you need.

WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO PET TRAINING?

We believe that dogs learn best when they feel safe, so we strive to set an example of what training should look like at it's core. A bonding relationship full of trust, and most importantly, a deep understanding of your dog and the way they see the world around them. When you understand your dogs way of thinking, it is easier to establish the boundaries you want for them. From there, you can teach them through any situation.

WHICH OF YOUR SERVICES IS RIGHT FOR ME?

That depends on your personal needs. Whether you have a puppy who needs to socialize or a severely anxious and aggressive dog, we can work with them. If you aren't sure what you should do, feel free to fill out our consultation form on the contact page and your trainer can help you decide what would be best for your needs.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 4 WEEK PROGRAM, 6 WEEK PROGRAM, AND GROUP CLASSES?

The 4 Week Program and 6 Week Program aren't that different, both offer tailored options if needed, but in the specific set of obedience curriculum they vary slightly. They both cover the same basics, but the 6 WP gives us a few more commands to work on because of the extra time, while the 4WP loses a few commands due to time constraint. 
The Group Classes are classes with other people and other dogs. They are not tailored and are only available in the 6 week format. They come with a specific set of commands that everyone will learn together.

WHAT TRAINING TOOLS DO YOU USE?

Within my company, I have a wide range of trainers who all have different backgrounds and ways that they train. Some are force free while others are balanced, some will use toys and harnesses, while others might use food and a Herm Sprenger. No matter what they use, the tool will be used as a communication device and not a punishment. 

 

At the end of the day, we are here to teach your dogs, never to hurt them. 

HOW DO I KNOW IF CL DOG TRAINING IS RIGHT FOR ME?

I think one of the best way's is to request a free phone consultation. It's an easy way to get to know your trainer and discuss your training needs, without paying before hand. 
We also have a 93% rate of repeat clients. These are clients that I work with a minimum of 3 times, but often it is closer to 6+ times depending on the training needs. 

WHAT DO I NEED FOR MY TRAINING CLASSES?

You'll need a reliable collar or harness. A non retractable leash and some treats! It is recommended to have a few different flavors so your pup doesn't get bored with the taste. We will provide the clicker and teach you how to use them, as well as any other training tools we might need.