Dogs learn behaviors 45% faster using a clicker and a reward to mark a desired behavior.
This does not mean one has to use a clicker to train.
There are many ways to communicate information to your dog.
Benefits of Positive Reinforcement training:
Positive Reinforcement training allows all family members to be involved in the training process. With supervision even the smallest member of the family can train the family dog.
Boredom is a common problem with some dogs; training is an excellent way to avoid unwanted behaviors that can be produced by boredom.
Training with positive reinforcement is a real mental workout for dogs. While your dog is mentally active in the learning process, he is working very hard to figure out what it is you are asking him to do. Think about how tired you were when you took a difficult test while in school. Most dogs will sleep for hours after a training session.
It is a ton of fun for both you and your dog. Many dogs view a training session as playtime. Dogs are always excited when they are offered a training session.
It will help strengthen a trusting and bonding relationship with you and your dog.
It is a more effective way to help extinguish unwanted behaviors in a lasting and gentle way.
For feaful dogs, positive reinforcement training gives the dog a choice, therefore giving the dog control in his own learning process. Control builds confidence which allows the dog to move forward towards living a less fearful life.
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Paula is an excellent teacher and trainer. She understands your dog’s needs and his behavior. She is able to help you work with your dog in his specific environment. He just turned one year old and responded quickly to this training. I enjoy the time I spend with her training my dog and would take additional classes form her.
~ Sheryl S
I trust Paula completely with my dog. I have a rescue dog who has anxiety issues with cars and Paula has worked tirelessly with him to soothe his fears when out on walks. I also have a tricky work schedule and Paula is very flexible and accommodating to last minute changes, which I greatly appreciate.