We believe that using force and pain-based methods diminishes the relationship between the owner and their dog, and teaches the dog that the owner can be unpredictable and dangerous. As humans, we tend to focus on what our dogs do wrong, and spend little time focusing on all the things our dogs do right. Our classes are based on reinforcing the correct behaviors while stopping and redirecting the incorrect behaviors.
We here at Loving Paws work hard to encourage people to view their dogs as the magnificent animals that they truly are.
We at Loving Paws LLC use techniques from respected and well-known animal behaviorists and trainers. Most of the techniques used in our puppy, adolescent and adult classes are from Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dr. Patricia McConnell, and Chris Bach’s The Third Way (TTW) of Dog Training. We train dogs without using force or pain based methods, we are successful using positive reinforcement techniques.
It is the persistent rehearsal or playing of our training games, while at the same time preventing your dog from practicing unwanted behaviors, that creates good habits and builds a wonderful relationship between you and your dog.
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March 23 & 24, 2019 – NW1 & NW2 K9 Nose Work Trial