Come! Come now, and come fast.
Situations arise where you need your dog to come immediately to you, such as if unfamiliar dogs appear in the environment, or there is a risk of moving vehicles. Knowing that you have control over your dog gives you a sense of peace, and it may keep your dog from harm. With good obedience training, your dog can be trained to come now and come fast--and to execute this command reliably. Ultimately, this creates a more enjoyable relationship between you and your dog.
I am a combination trainer, which means I can recommend which training aids best fit your dog’s personality and environment (home, park, trails, neighborhood), without sacrificing any of your dog’s behaviors that you love. I can use multiple training methods to meet your goals. For example, if your dog has no inherent food drive, it’s useless to think you’re going to use food with a clicker as a training aid. Even if your dog has a good food drive, sometimes you don’t have food available, so you’ll want to utilize different training aids for different environments.
I have been formally schooled as a trainer, with additional time earning narcotics and tracking certifications. I have bred and trained German shepherds for over a decade. And, I have been obedience-training dogs for over 25 years. I train dogs because my passion is facilitating a successful relationship between you and your dog. I use a combination strategy that is individualized, reliable, humane, and cost-effective—teaching you the skill sets you need to control your dog in all situations—without compromising his trust and personality and without wasting time and money.
I offer consultation to assist you in selecting a puppy or rescue dog, obedience training in the form of a consultation and individualized sessions, behavior modification for rude behaviors and aggression, and a Board & Train experience for select dogs. Give me a call today to discuss your situation at 936-588-9414 or complete my contact form .
Training Spotlight: Craig Wear & Bristol
We are just a couple of months into Rick's program, but already amazed at the results we are getting from our six-month-old. Rick's personal approach, patience, and methods are exactly what we were looking for. He's someone who cares for the animals and knows how to read them to help us get the most out of her. Can't wait to see the end product!!