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Top 10 Aggressive Dog Trainers near Matthews, NC

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  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Matthews, NC
"CANINE PawRTRNERS DOG TRAINING caters to you and your dog's needs! Having years of experience as a certified trainer, I conduct group classes or private lessons and use the most up-to-date scientifically proven training methods. From puppy/beginner to advanced obedience, you will enjoy bonding with your dog as your dog's behavior improves! I am also a therapy dog and service dog trainer. I have a Masters Degree, am PetSmart Accredited, am an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, American Kennel Club AKC STAR Puppy Evaluator, an APDT Member, a FACT(Force Free Alliance of Charlotte Trainers) Member, and Bond-Based Choice Teacher Member. Are there certain problematic behaviors you need help with? I can work with you to retrain your dog and make life more relaxing, fun and happier for both of you! I have vast experience with resolving Behavioral Issues and Advanced obedience. I am insured, CPR Certified and I am the only local trainer offering the newest scientific teaching method for canines: Bond-Based Choice Teaching. All my teaching is force free so your dog and you love each other even more! I absolutely love working with dogs and animals and their pet parents! It's my passion! Watching the relationship and respect grow between pets and their owners is exceedingly rewarding. I thoroughly enjoy facilitating the communication bond between you and your pup. Dogs are extremely intelligent - more so than previously recognized and we have scientifically proven this. We simply need to learn the proper way to communicate with each other. Let me show you the way to have the companion you always wanted! I study the biology and neuroscience of dogs so I can teach from their perspective. Dogs perceive the world differently because their sensory systems are different than ours. We are primarily visual where as dogs rely more heavily on their scent/smelling abilities. They communicate and experience the world a little differently than us but we can learn to speak a common language. Furthermore, the neuroscience being done currently concludes that dogs are sentient beings and function on the level of human toddlers. My studies in this area allow me to help you establish a secure attachment between you and your dog so your dog really wants to be with you. They learn how to learn and how to follow your social cues to be the well-mannered secure dog you want. It is wonderful to see you enjoy spending time with your dog as your issues are resolved and a close relationship is established!"
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Which dog training method is best?

The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behave as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

  • What type of training methods do you use?
  • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
  • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

How long does it take to train a puppy?

Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

How old should a puppy be for training?

Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

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