Training FAQ’s

We offer FAST, EFFECTIVE and EASY TO LEARN dog training throughout the Phoenix AZ area.

Would you like your dog to listen to you every where you go even with distractions? We can make that happen for you!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

HOW WILL MY DOG BENEFIT FROM YOUR TRAINING?

Your dog will benefit tremendously from training with us! Most behavior problems (aggression towards people or other animals, chewing, jumping, etc) are based off of a lack of exercise, discipline, and out of boredom! With our training methods, your dog is receiving top-quality obedience training, which in turn, allows you to give your dog freedom to run around OFF-LEASH and play! So by doing this training your dog is not bored because it is learning and being stimulated, it is running freely off-leash so it is getting exercise, and it is getting obedience/discipline! Not only does all of this greatly benefit your dog, but it also benefits you and your family! Remember, if you do not employ your dog and give it a job to do (training), it will become self-employed. A self-employed dog will cost YOU money!

DO YOU TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF PHOENIX?

Yes of course.  We offer private seminars, or our Board and Train Program. If you live out of state we offer our Board and Train Program and assist you in making the shipping arrangements for your dog to come to and from AZ.

WHAT BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS CAN YOUR TRAINING SYSTEM FIX?

Jumping on people, play biting, destructive chewing, getting on the furniture, nuisance barking, being aggressive to people or other dogs and housebreaking are a few of the behavioral problems that we successfully deal with on a daily basis. There are a few problems, like human aggression, that may require special training, but the vast majority of behavioral problems can be remedied by any of our training programs.

 WHAT IS A REMOTE COLLAR?

A “remote-collar” is basically a collar with a stimulation mechanism (similar to an electric fence collar). The collar is controlled by a remote that the handler uses. The remote allows you to maintain full control of your dog for up to 400 yards! A remote-collar gives your dog a lot of freedom and it saves you from worrying about your dog running off! It is not used as a punishment or a “shock” as many people assume, it is simply used as a device to communicate with your dog. It produces a subtle electrical current between two contact points located on the collar. In the old days this type of collar was used as “shock collar” and many inexperienced dog owners tried to use this device to scare their dog into submission. In our proven training methods we teach in our programs, your dog is never “shocked into submission” or abused. Unlike a shocking device, the remote-collar is used to get the dog’s attention and keep it focused on listening to the handler. It is the equivalents of someone tapping your shoulder to get your attention. We teach the dog to listen to those “taps” and that the “taps” mean, “I am trying to get your attention.” Training collars provide you with multiple stimulation levels. As a rule, most handlers find they can achieve their desired results using an extremely low level of stimulation, barely even perceptible to humans.

Las Vegas police K9 recently switched to using remote-collars on their service dogs about two years ago. Shortly thereafter, they took ‘top dog’ and ‘top agency’ at the Western States Canine Trials! Their obedience to the commands became faster, sharper, and instant because the dogs know exactly what is expected of them when given the commands! We teach and use remote-collars when teaching sport dogs for the highest level of competition of French Ringsport. During these competitions, the dogs are not allowed to wear the remote-collars, and they MUST listen with extreme precision! There is a reason that the top sport dogs, law enforcement agencies, military, and top federal agencies: patrol, detection, and search and rescue dogs are trained using remote-collars!

 WHAT AGE SHOULD MY DOG BE TO BEGIN TRAINING?

Generally, we do not start remote-collar training on a dog until it is at least 5 months old.

WHAT IF I HAVE A SMALL BREED DOG?

No problem! Our Remote-Collar training system works on dogs of ALL BREEDS, and ANY AGE (above 5 months).

DOES THE REMOTE COLLAR HURT MY DOG?

Not at all. During our first meeting we will put the remote-collar on your arm and you will feel how mild the stimulation is. One common misconception is the remote-collar will burn their skin. This is absolutely false. Other people think that it is like being shocked with a taser, this is also false. We became dog trainers because we LOVE dogs and we would never do anything to harm them in any way! Furthermore; we would never do anything to your dog, that we will not do to our own dogs.

WILL USING A REMOTE COLLAR RUIN THE RELATIONSHIP WITH MY DOG?

When agility, search and rescue, Police, Protection or Sport dogs are used for work to search for lost people, evidence or narcotics it is NOT because the dog is highly obedience trained. The hunt happens because the dog and the human realize they are a TEAM. I cannot find the narcotics, or bite a bad guy. The dog cannot choose who is a bad guy or what odor is a narcotic or even self reward with a good petting or voice praise. Working with a dog is a symbiotic relationship. Each party realizes that together we are better than either of us is alone. The best training one can do with their dog is to reinforce this relationship. If this relationship were to be destroyed, there would no longer be a point to maintain the relationship. In other words, if the relationship between working dog and working human were destroyed, the work would cease to happen. I have worked thousands of times with my dogs…the relationship is quite intact, in spite of the fact that I use a remote-collar.

WILL MY DOG ALWAYS HAVE TO WEAR THE REMOTE  COLLAR?

No. Your dog will not always have to wear the remote-collar. In fact, inside your home, your dog will quickly be listening to your every command without the remote-collar on. However, We always recommend putting the remote-collar on your dog before you take it outside off-leash. This is due to the fact that you never know what may get your dog’s attention, so, you still want to be able to maintain complete control of your dog. It’s like an invisible leash. We often compare your pet wearing the collar outside to a child wearing a seat belt. Parents drill into their children the importance of wearing a seat belt each and every time they get into a car. That one time the child doesn’t wear the seat belt could be that one time they are in a car accident and a seat belt would have prevented injury. It only takes one time for some outside stimulus like a running rabbit, cat or another dog to really catch their attention and without the collar, you have no way to stop him/her.

 WILL MY DOG HATE WEARING THE REMOTE COLLAR?

No! Almost everyone is VERY surprised that they receive quite the OPPOSITE reaction from their dog. In a very short time, your dog will recognize the remote-collar. Almost every dog, when the see the remote-collar coming out will come running and sit down in front of you and wait for you to put it on them. Why? Because the dog knows the remote-collar means that they are going outside (to run, play ball, be free, etc) AND they know they are going to do training! A bored dog is a destructive dog; a trained/exercised dog is a HAPPY dog. They look forward to their training sessions because it stimulates them and gives them something to do. Imagine being at work on a slow day, the day drags and you feel sluggish. When you are busy, it goes by fast and you are energized! Now imagine a dog with no friends, no Facebook, no television, and no internet. Their only REAL stimulation is the training you give them and their time outside to run, play, and bond with you!

 WHERE ARE THE PRIVATE LESSONS HELD?

At our location, or in a VERY public place… Generally, I do not like to train dogs inside of the house! Why? It is easy for dogs to listen when they are in their own home. It is a familiar environment, if your pet trains in an unfamiliar environment, with countless distractions, they will listen to your commands anywhere.

HOW MUCH TRAINING DO I NEED TO DO ON MY OWN?

The great thing about our training programs and methods of training is that you’ll only need to work with your dog about 40 minutes a day during the program and less after . We will teach you how to incorporate this training into your daily routine.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE?

Our No Leash Program is generally done in FOUR lessons, and comes with a LIFETIME guarantee. We also have a 2 week Board and Train Program and a Behavior Modification Program that is a pay as you go training package.

WHAT IS CLICKER TRAINING?

A clicker is a small device that makes a distinct “click” noise. This is used to instantly mark the desired behavior. Then, it is immediately followed with a treat! This enables the dog to learn the commands much faster because you are instantly “marking” the correct behavior. In return, the dog knows it has not done what you are asking it to do until it hears the distinct “click.”

DO YOU OFFER A GUARANTEE?

Yes! We are so confident in our system and methods, that if you are not completely 100% satisfied we continue to work with you at no extra charge. No questions asked!

DO YOU HAVE ANY REFERRAL PROGRAMS?

not at this time..

CAN WE SIT IN ON ONE OF YOUR CLASSES?

unfortunately no. Since we operate as a in your home private lesson dog training company we can invite someone into one of our clients home and private lesson to observe. BUT we can surely let you see video that we have taken of before and after lessons. or we can bring a dog to your home for a demonstration of what we can accomplish in a short time.