All Breeds Dog Training

We can help your dog with …

  • Puppy School
  • Jumping
  • Manners training
  • Off lead skills
  • Advanced Skills
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Social Therapy
  • Barking

New Basic Course

Starts 16th Febuary 9.30 am

Basic Course Book Now

Puppy Classes

From 10 weeks to 22 weeks old

Start any Sunday you wish

Basic Course

From 6 Months of age

Starts 8th December

Private Training

One on One Training

Home Visits

Behaviour Consults

Advance Training

Advanced Obedience

About All Breeds Dog Training Adelaide

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.

What is Balanced Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

In it’s simplest form, Balanced Dog Training refers to any approach to dog training or behavior modification which involves the use of both reward based techniques, and aversive consequences. In other words, the trainer shows the dog that their choices and behaviors can result in either pleasant or unpleasant results

 

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.

f this sounds a bit technical, well, that’s because it is. Good dog training, really good dog training is complex. The concept of punishment should not be approached carelessly, and the oversight of a qualified professional is always recommended. Although there may be other variations of this approach, this is modern balanced dog training as we apply it at All Breeds Dog Training Adelaide. It is a way of approaching dog training and behavior that is both fair and compassionate, while also creating real world reliability that is achievable for the everyday dog owner.