Dogs Are Smart! – A Secret to Optimal Training
When you talk about improving people's relationships with their pets and helping to promote better behavior for dogs, you're talking about a specific kind of training guidance and strategy that often pays big dividends.
You can see it in some of our customers’ testimonials – the concrete ways in which good training changes the quality of life that people have with their dogs, in so many different ways.
We always start from that premise that a better way is possible and build on our advanced knowledge of canine psychology to build a road map to help our clients get there.
Types of Behavioral Improvement
There are certain common problems that we see a lot of. Many of these, though, have relatively straightforward solutions.
For example, a lot of dogs exhibit either aggressive behavior, or they issue overenthusiastic greetings to guests. That latter behavior is normal! But sometimes owners want a compassionate way to try to change this behavior.
In that case, we work with the dog and the owner to set clear boundaries and expectations, and that almost often works pretty easily.
Then you have food and chewing behaviors.
By changing the ways that you feed the dog and their daily routine, you can almost always get pretty solid results here, too.
We help with anything from snapping to destructive behavior to fear or aggression. It’s based on knowing how dogs think.
Understanding canine intelligence
We know that dogs are intelligent, rivaling a developing human in cognitive function, with the ability to widely understand a variety of words, signs and signals.
The bottom line is that dogs are smart – they're not just a passive asset, like a piece of furniture.
One of our customers said it best, and this might not be the exact wording, but she said: “(our founder) works well with his human and canine clients.”
That's the way to think about this – that you're coming in to help both the person and the dog and tie that relationship together in a better way. Too many people make the mistake of thinking that calling someone to train your dog is like calling someone to fix your kitchen sink. “Here's a list – here you go – done.”
There's more to it than that, because dogs are intelligent creatures, with their own personalities and capabilities, and needs. Understanding that is a real big step toward better training and building better behavior in the long run. Ask us about how to help your dog on a journey toward a happier life!