- Motivation and reward
- Clarity and fairness to the dog
- Noticeable progress in each session
- Modification of undesired behaviors
We employ balanced methods. We do not gain respect through force or fear, nor with bribes; we gain respect through giving the dog boundaries and rules and rewarding him for following those rules. We find motivators through valued rewards and praise. Every dog can listen, not just for treats, but also when there are no tangible rewards present and around distractions. We want to live in harmony with our dogs and have a relationship of love and respect. Your dog needs consistency from you in everyday situations. Being the loving leader is the only way to go.