FAMILY FRIENDLY DOG TRAINING
Using positive reinforcement and proactive training methods to achieve quick, happy responses and long-lasting results.
Our goal is building a life long bond with your companion. Using proactive training and the power of positive reinforcement, we will open your eyes and heart to a better way of communication. You will be proud of your pet and enjoy spending time together.
To prevent dog behavior problems start training your dog the moment you bring him/her home. It is never too late or too early to begin their training. Training is a lifelong journey. Like your own education, we learn new things daily. By training good behavior, you will soon have a happy household and a happier dog and family.
Make training your pet in minutes - not hours, fast - fun & easy, NATURALLY!!
Training your dog should be an enjoyable experience for you both. The more you understand how your dog; thinks and learns, the more effectively you can communicate. Clear communication means successful training and good behavior - with no force or coercion!!
"NEW NEWS" GROUP TRAINING CLASSES AT 2 LOCATIONS:
SATURDAY MORNING 10:00am. At "PET-LIFE", 6901 OKEECHOBEE BLVD. WPB
SUNDAY MORNING 10:00am. At "PET SUPPLIES PLUS", 5960 S. Jog Rd. Lake Worth
Please see information & pre-registration requirements below.
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) has released a statement on the importance of Group classes.
Puppy guidelines, available at www.avsabonline.org, state that puppies can start group socialization/training classes as early as 8-10 weeks of age. They should have received 1-2 sets of vaccines and a first deworming seven days prior to the first class. Pets should not show signs of illness during the class and should be kept up-to-date on vaccines throughout the class.
Puppies go through a short period of socialization when they are able to benefit from exposure to social opportunities. It is critical that the owner get the puppy out to meet other animals and people and experience many different environments. Missing out on this unique window of opportunity may cause the puppy to develop fear of unfamiliar people, animals, and environments, this may later develop into problem behaviors for the owner….
All puppies & most dogs will
benefit from "well-run" group classes.
SEE MORE INFORMATION BELOW ON GROUP - TRAINING CLASS.
NO BONES ABOUT IT!!
DOGS ARE BORN PROBLEM SOLVERS AND LIKE OTHER ANIMALS WORKING FOR THEIR FOOD AND OTHER LIFE REWARDS SHOULD BE PART OF THEIR DAILY ROUTINE, NATURALLY!!
WHAT IS POSITIVE TRAINING??
Positive Training is using dog-friendly, non-violent methods.
Positive dog-trainers do not use pain, force, or the threat of force.
Positive dog-trainers use modern training methods based on proven scientific principles.
Positive trainers work very hard to strengthen the relationship between owner and pet.
Positive trainers DO use food and other rewards as motivators, because IT WORKS!!
Positive training is FAST, FUN & EASY naturally!!
Sitting on cue is one of those basic behaviors that every dog should know. It is such a simple behavior to teach, because, the dog already knows how to do it. Our job is to put it on cue so it is done when we ask. Here is where we really see the difference between positive & compulsion training. Compulsion trainers spend a considerable amount of time teaching owners how to force their dogs by pushing, pulling & jerking various doggy body parts. While positive trainers get sit after sit after sit, Magic??? Not so, just trainers using the positive reinforcement element of operant conditioning, a technique that teaches a dog to voluntarily offer the behavior we want when we ask for it.. naturally!!
THE IMPORTANCE OF PUPPY SOCIALIZATION!!
Professional groups including the Assoc. of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) believe that the profound advantages of early socialization far outweigh the minimal risk of illness.
Socialize your puppy by introducing him/her to a broad range of new experiences, people, environments and activities. Positive exposure to a wide variety of new experiences result in a dog that easily adjusts to new things throughout his/her life.. Many enlightened Veterinarians now strongly encourage their clients to enroll in puppy classes and other controlled socializing activities as long as the puppy has been given at least two sets of vaccinations. A well-socialized dog is more secure, confident and easier to live with.. Naturally!!
Clicker training is not someone's new gimmick or special method. Clicker training is dog trainers' slang for a positive reinforcement training method based on operant conditioning.
Using a clear-cut mechanical sound (marker), signals to the dog "you were right" and a reward is on the way, this speeds up the learning and strangely enough removes stress. You can also use the word "YES" as a back-up reward marker or a "mouth-click," the click of a ballpoint pen, or any other short, consistent and distinctive word or sound, for those times when you do not have a clicker with you.
This method makes the experience more fun for the dog and owner too.. NATURALLY!!
WANT TO LEARN MORE??? Call Ileen for a lesson on clicker-training. (Boca, Boynton, Delray, Lake Worth, Wellington & Palm Beach).
WORK OUT A ROUTINE THAT FITS naturally
WITH YOUR LIFESTYLE. OWNERS CAN TEACH "LOOSE LEASH WALKING" IN THE LIVING ROOM AND "RETRIEVING" IN THE KITCHEN OR HALLWAY. TRAIN YOUR DOG HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE.. naturally!!
Call for private LEARN TO EARN lessons.
NEW NEWS!!!!! -GROUP TRAINING CLASSES AT 2 LOCATIONS, LAKE WORTH & WEST PALM BEACH.
Ileen Green, CPDT-KA is now teaching group classes at 2 locations: Sunday 10:00am. @ Pet Supplies Plus, 5960 S. Jog Rd. Lake Worth 33467 (northeast corner of Jog & Lantana Rd)
& Saturday 10:00am. @ Pet-Life, 6901 Okeechobee Blvd. 33411 (NE corner of Jog & Okeechobee Blvd)
All ages and breeds welcome.
Classes are small, maximum is 6-8 dogs - everyone gets special attention.
Owners must pre-register with Ileen, Home- 561-364-2200 * Cell- 305-773-1705 for de-tails.
This is a 5 lesson "positive Reinforcement/no Force" training program, cost $150.00.
Classes are held from 10:00-11:15am.
All family members involved in their dogs care - are encouraged to attend.
Dog owners considering joining this program are welcome to watch/audit a class, without their dog @ no charge, please check space availability with Ileen before attending.
Teams will get 5 training sessions and receive a folder with customized training handouts..
In addition you will have the opportunity to shop for great & unique training supplies at both locations !!
Each lesson is a building block of behavior, however; the blocks do not need to be in any particular order. At the start of each class - we will review the basics & check - owner/dog teams for glitches.
We will be covering manners & basic obedience; come, sit, stay, leave-it, heel & down. We will also address common problems; jumping, house training, counter surfing, nuisance barking, puppy-nipping, etc.
Please phone Ileen H/561-364-2200 - C/305-773-1705 for your free phone consultation. You will receive your "New Client Form" & additional class information via email upon registration.
No choke, prong/pinch collars or retractable leashes permitted.
Recommended; buckle or martingale "limited close" collars or harnesses & a 6ft. leash.
I will provide fun and interesting goodies for your pet during class.
You will be amazed how much you & your pet will learn.
Check-out the "Testimonial" page on this website.
I WOULD RECOMMEND ALL TO READ:
"Don't Shoot The Dog", by Karen Pryor. This book will help you understand the training concept and teach you how to train - pets, kids, roommates, spouses, etc.
"The Other End Of The Leash", by Patricia B. McConnell, PH.D. Simply one of the best books about training from one of my all-time favorite authors.
"The Power of Positive Dog Training", by Pat Miller. Another of my favorite authors.
"When Pigs Fly", by Jane Killion - Training success with impossible dogs.
LIVING WITH MULTIPLE DOGS CAN BE A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE FOR ALL. HOWEVER, AS THE HUMAN MEMBER OF THE CLAN YOU MUST LEARN TO READ & UNDERSTAND THEIR LANGUAGE, AND THEY YOURS! I WILL HELP YOU READ YOUR DOGS BODY-LANGUAGE & INTENTIONS, TEACH YOU THE COMMON TRIGGERS THAT MIGHT CAUSE CHAOS & HOW TO PREVENT THEM, NATURALLY!!
DID YOU KNOW???
A BASIC RULE OF SCIENCE-BASED TRAINING ALLOWS US TO PREDICT THAT REINFORCING GOOD BEHAVIORS TURNS REPETITIONS INTO HABITS!!
Ileen Green, CPDT-KA
561-364-2200 / cell 305-773-1705
e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org