Dog Training Adelaide
All Breeds Dog Training Adelaide provides an extensive range of Dog related services to Adelaide’s residents and businesses for all breeds of dogs with its training centre in the north eastern suburbs of adelaide.Our training grounds are situated at North Ingle School,7 Rothwell Avenue, Ingle Farm Adelaide SA 5098 Training group classes on Sundays from 9.30 am
I have been working with and training dogs for over 12 years, and studied under one of the best known trainers in South Australia and Victoria. While being an understudy I was involved in a wide range of dog services to include animal behavior, Service Dog training, tracking, scent work, animal care, and behavior modification techniques proven most effective in dog training.
I am a balanced positive reinforcement Trainer; I like to start by using positive re-enforcement training and rewards. This is how I like all my training to go. However, I understand that is not enough for some dogs. Therefore, I am not opposed to using others tools such as training collars, long leads, muzzles, or other common dog training tools. I work with each person to come up with an individual training plan that suits his or her goals and needs.
In this modern, balanced approach to training, we begin a dog’s education through the use of rewards. Dogs learn new behaviors through goal driven learning that is both enjoyable and effective. The dog is allowed to gain an understanding of the training exercises without concern about making a mistake. If and when more reliability is needed, unpleasant consequences are introduced into the training program in a careful and thought-out manner to ensure that we avoid the problems associated with the crude techniques of the past. One of the most significant advancements in this area was the realization that before we use any tool such as a training collar to “correct” a dog for disobedience, we first need to make sure that the dog has an opportunity to learn not only about the training exercise, but also about the tool, meaning the dog must learn that what we call “pressure” is something that they can control and avoid through their actions. Most commonly we do this first with a leash and training collar. Through this process the dog learns all the various situations in which pressure may be applied, and the various behaviors that they can rely on to remove that pressure, and this is all done with a low intensity so the dog has the opportunity to learn about the tools without any stress. After many repetitions the dogs begin to view the leash pressure as simply another piece of valuable information, which allows us to help them navigate the world and earn rewards and praise. Only once this has been accomplished do we then use the tool in a more motivating way as necessary, to prompt the dog into appropriate choices, or correct them for willful disobedience. This process not only helps us reduce the need for punishment, but also help to ensure that if punishment is applied that the dog knows exactly why it happened, and what they can do to avoid it in the future.