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We believe that positive reinforcement based training is the most humane way to work with animals. While based on positive reinforcement training,
we work with a full complement of training methods, concentrating on the least aversive method that succeeds given the situation. Positive reinforcement
training is not about being permissive, nor about being a pushover for your dog. Positive reinforcement training is about establishing a relationship
with your dog based on trust. Unlike aversive methods, positive reinforcement training is not about fear. We seek to reinforce the dogs' desirable
behaviors (with attention, treats, praise and play) and, inversely, challenge ourselves to not reinforce the dog's undesirable behavior. While we
prefer the use of a simple buckle collar, we recognize the need for specialized training aids in specific circumstances. We do not, however, use, nor
advocate the use of electronic collars nor any type of harsh corrections.
We are keen on professional certification and credentials. After all, in the world of dogs, your pedigree is your ticket!