our training philosophies

The Dog Latin way

   Let’s face it, many of us learned to  train our dogs in a very old fashioned way. The snap of a choke chain. A hard yank on the leash. Constant repetition of the word “no.” Maybe even through physical force. Sound familiar?

     The “traditional” compulsion-based way is about “teaching” your dog the minimum to stay out of trouble. It can also produce undesirable consequences, such as fear or aggression.

     There is, of course, a better way. When human and canine begin to speak the same language — based on capturing and reinforcing positive behaviors — amazing learning can happen. You and your dog truly become partners in communicating.

      Dog Latin Dog Training is about a common language of mutual understanding. Dogs respond to a handheld clicker devices, verbal and/or hand signals, treats and praise, accelerating the learning process and building lasting recall.

     Working with Dog Latin Dog Training, you’ll engage your dog, strengthening the trust you share. It’s really about working as a team and learning to speak the same language: Dog Latin.


How we use clicker training

     Clicker training is an animal training method based on behavioral psychology that relies on marking desirable behavior and rewarding it.

     Desirable behavior is usually marked by using a clicker, a mechanical device that makes a short, distinct “click” sound, which tells the animal exactly when they’re doing the right thing.

     This clear form of communication, combined with positive reinforcement, is an effective, safe, and humane way to teach any animal any behavior that he or she is  physically and mentally capable of doing.

Text from Karen Pryor Clicker Training