We care about you and your pet.
In an unregulated industry, anyone can call themselves a trainer without having any formal education or certification. Therefore, you shouldn’t trust just anyone.
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We want to provide you and your pet with the most up-to-date, scientifically proven, force-free training methods. That is why we chose to become certified through The Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior thus becoming a Certified Training Partner. The Karen Pryor Academy is highly regarded in the training industry. It is a rigorous certification program based on scientifically proven, positive training techniques. KPA requires members to pledge to use force-free methods and maintain continuing education.
As our name says, we want you to have a Happy Home with your dog. We accomplish this through force free, scientifically proven methods that are safe for all members of the family. Positive training allows you to build a bond with your dog. We want your dog to trust you and want to be with you.
We don’t want your dog to be afraid of or intimidated by you thus we don’t use punishment or dominance to train. They are not necessary. Why?
They are outdated methods that science has shown can create unwanted behavior issues or make current ones worse especially aggression.
Science also tells us that pain and fear inhibit learning.
It also breaks the bond you have with your dog and causes distrust.
Most owners have tried at least one form of punishment in the past and that’s ok. We will show you why you don’t need to use them.
See what the American Veterinary Society of Animal behavior says about dominance & punishment.
AVSAB Position Statement On Puppy Socialization
The primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life. During this time puppies should be exposed to as many new people, animals, stimuli and environments as can be achieved safely and without causing overstimulation manifested as excessive fear, withdrawal or avoidance behavior. For this reason, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior believes that it should be the standard of care for puppies to receive such socialization before they are fully vaccinated.