This is a great question! The best way is to set up a free phone consultation so we can explore together which program best suits your needs and your lifestyle. However, all programs have the expectation that pet parents participate in their dog’s education. The real training happens in between sessions, when you practice with your dog throughout the week. Even our Field Training program, which entails your dog working individually with your trainer one on one, still needs parents to do their part day to day. There is no such thing as “please fix my dog and bring them back to me fully trained.” Your dog needs you to be part of this journey. In addition, training is the number one activity that promotes bonding between you and your dog. It builds the relationship between both of you that you have always imagined from the day you brought them home.
Another Chance Training only uses positive reinforcement methods for any and all situations. It is our firm belief both from our educational background and hands-on experience that adverse methods, otherwise known as fear based training, are not only ineffective, but they also can lead to more dangerous, unpredictable, and aggressive behaviors.
We ask all of our clients to sign a contract that includes a commitment to extinguish all use of any averse training tools and methods. We also provide resources of where to purchase proper positive reinforcement tools if needed.
This is the million dollar question, and the one I get asked most often! The answer is that, just like people never stop learning, dogs also learn throughout their life. This is why our approach is to change the mindset from training being an event that has a beginning and an end, to training being a lifestyle. We work with your entire family to show you and your dog that training is not only fun, but it is also easily incorporated into your every day life. But to answer a better question - how long will it take my dog to learn? All dogs have their own learning style and learning curve. I will help you discover how your dog learns, and the pace they best succeed at.