Dog Buddies training methodology is a pawsitive reinforcement based obedience regimen to both socialize dogs and teach them attention, manners, patience, safety, and agility using hand and voice commands. Our training is also meant to teach you (the owner) how to continue to teach and implement what your pups learn with us.
Our dog training students (who are also doggy daycare guests) quickly learn the polite way to get in and out of cars, to let you go through a doorway first, to sit upon meeting a stranger, and to walk politely on a loose leash at your heel. They’ll learn to lie down and wait for you when asked, pay attention to the person in charge of them, and ignore those who aren’t.
Since most of our training dogs live and play in a city-based environment, Dog Buddies teaches your dog taught safe behavior in street and traffic situations. We do this by training in shopping centers and other settings with a heavy car and pedestrian activity. Essentially, our dog training facility is the neighborhood where your dogs will live their lives. Safety during this training is our highest priority.
Dog Buddies students learn to pay attention to commands in the midst of these distractions. They’ll learn to walk at your heel in traffic, and eventually to WHOA! on hand and voice command. A finished dog will stop and sit or lie down on voice command even if he or she is running away from you.
Our training dogs work for our approval and affection and the sense of satisfaction this brings them. Dogs are generally eager to please. In training, they will readily obey commands and perform the required task for the approval and praise of their trainer. Snacks help, too.
Dog Buddies training is designed to be transitioned to the dog’s owner at the completion of training. You (and the dog’s entire family, if desired) will learn our training commands and cues, expectations, and methods of training. Our goal is for the families to become the primary trainers. That way, your dog is assured a “job,” a sense of purpose, continuing discipline, and a tangible means of expressing joy.
Our goal is to fully train your dog using positive reinforcement and to transition you into his or her primary trainer.