Dog Training

Man being dragged by dog that needs training.Does your dog need training?

  • Do you wonder why your dog behaves as he does?
  • Do you need help with leash-pulling, lunging, and excessive barking?
  • Do you believe your dog is suffering from separation anxiety or aggression issues?
  • Do you have a new puppy you need to socialize and train basic obedience?
  • Do you want to form a better relationship with your adult dog so he can adapt and be less fearful in the real world?

Have you been to other dog trainers who talk a lot but do not give you valuable options to solving unwanted behaviors? My name is Rose Dybel and I can help you.

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Training is a process that takes a lot of patience, understanding, and imagination.  There is not a “one size fits all” methodology in training — what works for Hank, the 4-month-old golden retriever may not work for Teddy, the 5-year-old chihuahua.  I will work with you and your canine friend to put together a program in consideration of your dog’s breed, motivational drives, age, socialization history and already-learned behaviors

Tired of having a sore back and shoulder from walking your dog?

Call Rose today for a FREE consultation!
757-639-4472

Below is information on the available training programs.

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BASIC OBEDIENCE FOR PUPPIES

Why are “sit”, “come”, “down”, “stay” and “leave it” so important for your puppy to master?  Because not only do they help you establish a relationship and communication system with your dog but they can keep your dog safe in everyday highly arousing situations.  Puppies as young as 7 weeks old have the ability to learn these commands so don’t hold off on training.  Early puppyhood is a critical developmental stage; the quicker you begin training, the easier for all involved.

OBEDIENCE TRAINING FOR ADULT DOGS

If you have an older dog who has developed bad habits over the years, it is undoubtedly more difficult to break those habits, but there is hope!  If you believe your dog is “aggressive”*, I can help you determine if aggression is truly at play or if your dog is engaging in normal canine behaviors.  Sometimes unwanted behaviors, such as leash pulling, lunging and frantic barking can be minimized or altogether eliminated with the use of basic classical and operant conditioning techniques.

WALK AND TRAIN

I have seen how critically important it is for the psychological and emotional well-being of a dog to have proper training and socialization, especially in the early stages of their development.

Our “Walk and Train” program was created, because we understand the importance of consistency in training and know that your dog’s handlers must adhere to the same techniques in order for training to take hold.  If you have had your dog enrolled in professional training and then you allow just anyone to grab that leash and go, you risk your dog being in the hands of someone who doesn’t understand canine body language and social cues.  Without this understanding, they unavoidably may find themselves in positions where they can unintentionally “undo” months of training by not knowing how to properly handle interactions with other dogs and humans.

If Fido has already had clicker or marker training, I am versed in both techniques and will continue their use on our walks.  Again, consistency is key!

METHODOLOGY

Rose Dybel, Dog TrainerI subscribe to the training philosophies as prescribed by my professional membership in the IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals) of whom Cesar Milan is a member, and in those techniques set out in LIMA (least invasive, minimally aversive) with an emphasis on positive reinforcement.


*Aggression comes in MANY forms, depending on the root of the behavior.  In some instances, such as dogs who engage in what is known as “Control Conflict Aggression” and/or “Dog-to-Dog Aggression”, you will need to seek out a trainer who specializes in aggression.  Please inquire if you would like a consultation to evaluate.


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