What To Expect

Your no force trainer will…

  • Teach your pet manners cues like “sit,” “down,” and “stay” to make life with you safer
  • Train you to listen to your pet for signs of fear, anxiety, or stress
  • Help you understand The Hierarchy of Dog Needs
  • Teach you and your animal companion a shared form of communication

Your no force trainer will NOT…

  • Use words like “alpha,” or “dominant” or pit you against your pet
  • Use words like “pack” when referring to your relationship with your dog
  • Train you to force your pet to “obey”

Your educated trainer knows that your dog is not trying to “dominate” you if their behaviors aren’t what you expect or want. There are specific reasons they don’t do what you ask.

Some reasons your dog isn’t “listening” to you:

  • Your dog doesn’t fully understand (or wasn’t correctly taught) the cue you are using
  • Perhaps your body language doesn’t match the verbal cue so they are conflicted
  • Your dog may be distracted with too much input from the environment the same way you would be in a noisy new city trying to find a restaurant on unfamiliar streets
  • Your dog might have a physical issue that requires a veterinarian visit to diagnose
  • Or they may be feeling fear, anxiety, or stress which may be hampering their ability to focus on you

No matter what the reason for the behavior your pet is (or is not) showing you, your educated trainer knows that confrontation and domination are never safe or necessary when training an animal.

Listening to what your pet is telling you and working as a team to communicate with each other is the safest and most effective way to train your pet. Treating them with understanding rather than forcing them to act like a robot will help them become a treasured member of the family for years to come.