Our Methods

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TYPES OF TRAINING

BEHAVIOR

Behavioral training is any type of training that instructs canines to remain in a calm, submissive, and comfortable state of mind in the presence of both humans and animals. It may include some fundamental commands, but the objective is to make them good company as canines. This training will target unwanted social behaviors such has constant barking, housebreaking, chewing, and jumping. 

OBEDIENCE

A well-behaved canine does not necessarily mean a well-trained canine. After behavioral training, obedience is the next key step in creating an obedient and well-mannered companion. In this training class, we will focus on creating you into the leader of the pack, and implicating different commands ranging in difficulty such as sit, down, heel, etc. 

AGGRESSION & REHABILITATION

Aggression towards humans or animals is an intolerable behavior that can only lead to a negative future. Your dogs aggression not only creates an unhappy and unpleasant experience for you as an owner, but also leaves the dog feeling insecure, tense, and desolate. This class is focused on pinpointing the extent of your dog’s aggression, and rehabilitating them back into a calm and submissive state.

TYPES OF AGGRESSION:

  • Human Aggression.

  • Owner Directed or “Dominance” Aggression.

  • Territorial/Protective Aggression.

  • Fear Aggression..

  • Possessive Aggression (Resource Guarding).

  • Dog-on-Dog Aggression—Related to Dominance.

  • Dog-on-Dog Aggression— Related to Pack (Sibling).

  • Dog-on-Dog Aggression—Related to Fear.

  • On Leash Aggression 

SEPARATION ANXIETY

Dealing with separation anxiety? Well, you're not alone. Separation anxiety is one of the most common complaints amongst pet owners. Luckily, it can be easily identified and solved. 

SOME SYMPTOMS OF SEPARATION ANXIETY INCLUDE:

  • Excessive Whining/Howling/Barking

  • Digging, Chewing, and Destroying 

  • Urination and Defecation 

  • Self Injury 

  • Pacing

  • Uncontrolled Salvation 

SOCIALIZATION

Socialization is a key factor in creating a friendly and confident canine. If kept away from others, your dog will be unable to adapt and live comfortably when introduced to a pack. At The K9 Co., we know how important your dog's first meet and greets are. We will be there to provide you with the knowledge and confidence to introduce your dog safety and correctly. 

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN

The American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine good citizen test was created to establish a set standard for well behaved and trained canines. This 10-step test must be passed without any error in order for any dog to be rewarded this certification. This class focuses on practicing and performing each skill effortlessly. For owners interested in their dog's becoming therapy/service dogs, this is the essential first step! For more information on what the CGC test, please visit akc.org

 

OUR METHODS

Although every type of training method works well in its own way, it doesn’t always necessarily work for every dog. At The K9 Co., we find it important to use different techniques to construct a personal plan that is ideal to fit your dog's learning style.

Some methods include...

POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT

Increases behavior by adding something the dog sees as pleasant. Example: Giving high praise or a treat if your Labrador sits when asked.

POSITIVE PUNISHMENT

Decreases behavior by adding something the dog sees as unpleasant. Example: Your dog jumps up and you turn away and ignore him.

NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT

Increases behavior by taking something away that’s unpleasant. Example: Pulling up on your dog’s collar until he sits. When he sits, you release the collar. So an unpleasant thing is removed when the behavior is performed.

NEGATIVE PUNISHMENT

Decreases behavior by taking something away that’s desirable. Example: You want to play fetch, but your Labrador repeatedly jumps up and tries to snatch the toy. You can hold the toy in such a way that he knows he will not get it until he stops and relaxes. He will learn you will only play fetch when he is calm and patiently waiting, thereby reducing jumping and snatching.

OUR TOOLS

WHAT WORKS FOR YOUR ANIMAL?

Although every type of training method works well in its own way, it doesn’t always necessarily work for every dog.At K9 Co, we find it important to use different techniques to construct a personal plan that is ideal to fit your dogs learning style. 

THE TOOLS

There are many tools in the training industry. Just because a certain training tool works for one animal, does NOT mean it will work for yours. 

THE GOALS

Finding out what tool works best for YOUR animal to be the smartest and happiest it can be :)

EXAMPLES

- Clicker Training

- Food Reward

- Remote Collar Training

- Prong Collar

- PRAISE and TOYS! :) :) :)