Does your dog:
Jump on strangers?
Not come when called?
Bolt out of any open door?
Drag you on walks?
Chew on everything but toys?
Have accidents around the house?
Obedience training is for you!
Obedience training focuses on basic techniques such as sitting, waiting, staying, heeling, and coming when called. Even these simple techniques will help dogs learn to mind better, but we also cover behavioral issues such as those outlined above. The goal is not only to have your dog better behaved but to strengthen the relationship between you and your dog. Each training program is tailored to your dog’s personality and your family’s needs.
Conventional wisdom says there are only two styles of dog training: reward-based, and punishment-based. In fact, there are over twenty different ways to train a dog!
Over the years, through research, trial and error, our dog trainers at The Yard Dog have developed a hybrid approach to training that is transformative for the owner and dog relationship. What sets us apart is simple: we do not put a Band-aid on bad behaviors such as jumping or chewing. We work to get to the core of the problem, and once discovered, provide guidance and training that is bespoke to each family and each situation, bridging the gap between pet and pet parent.
We agree on a date and time for you to bring in your dog. We make it as convenient for you as possible. We even provide the required documents in advance if needed.
Proper dog training requires the help of the entire family. We recommend that everybody who interacts with your dog regularly participate in the evaluation session.
The dog training process at The Yard Dog is never traumatic, painful, or stressful for your dog or you. Pets invariably respond positively to our training.
At The Yard Dog, we believe that follow-up dog training sessions at times most convenient to you are vital to achieving your goals set during your evaluation.