Our goal is to provide a qualified dog expert for your dog training needs.
Our mission is to provide dog owners and their dogs with a list of qualified dog behavior and training experts which adhere to the same philosophies and methods of training.
What philosophies and methods are these trainers following*?
All trainers listed on this website must adhere to the principals of the humane hierarchy of learning and LIMA (Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive) training philosophy. These ensure that every dog and dog owner is provided with the highest quality of training and behavior modification which is up-to-date with modern training and current science with dogs and their ability to learn and modify behaviors.
All trainers listed on this website use Classical Conditioning and Operant Conditioning to train animals, regardless of species. Many of these trainers use clickers to train, but all use positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement and negative punishment (never choosing to use positive punishment). They utilize rewards -- food and toys -- and work with the dog on a case by case basis to meet that specific dog's needs. They also suggest the use of a Veterinary Behaviorist if/when necessary.
*The trainers on this website do not promote or utilize the use of of choke chains, prong/pinch collars, electronic collars (shock/e-collars) or electric fences. We also do not promote or suggest the methods or teachings of The Dog Whisperer (Cesar Milan).