Hiring a dog trainer can be tricky, because dog training methods are a varied as dog breeds. It really depends on the individual philosophy of each dog trainer, and your goals for your dog's behavior. Many people throw around trigger words or trendy phrases such as "all positive reinforcement" dog training, "strong pack leader", "alpha", or "dominance", without knowing what they actually mean. Most of us just want our dog to be calm, polite, and respectful of our home and anyone they meet. At Doggie Joggie, we know that every dog is capable of this! In addition to our other pet care services we now offer dog training in San Diego.
Many clients contact us, simply because they want to teach their dog good behavior, including:
- Basic dog obedience or dog training commands (sit, stay, lay down, come, etc.)
- Advanced dog obedience (off-leash training, etc.)
- Potty training
- Puppy training
Other clients contacted us because they want to mitigate and redirect a variety of undesirable behavior including:
- destructive behavior
- dog aggression
- leash pulling
- biting, nipping, or mouthing
- accidents in the house
- excessive barking
- hyperactivity or overexcitement
- separation anxiety
If your dog is exhibiting any of these behaviors, don't give up! Your dog is not a "bad dog" (We have actually never met a bad dog). You dog is really just communicating with you that their needs are not being met. The key to a polite, well behaved dog is clear communication between you and your dog. So our dog training philosophy doesn't just teach dogs how to understand and perform commands, we teach you how to maintain clear communication with your dog.
So what does that mean? Well, most people associate dog training with obedience training, giving commands, or being a strong "pack leader". But that's only part of achieving your goals for your dog. It is essential for you to able to receive communication from your dog. Dogs give us so much information with their body language and vocal cues, and at Doggie Joggie, we will help you to identify and interpret what your dog is trying to tell you, so you can correct unwanted behavior and live in harmony with your happy, balanced dog.