Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ’s
Why is an initial consultation important for dog walking or dog training?
Whether it be pet sitting, dog walking or dog training it is indispensable to obtain basic information about your pet, their likes, their dislikes, normal behaviors and energy levels. We also discover what your goals or requirements are for dog training, dog walking or pet sitting. We will design a personalized plan specific for you or your pet’s needs that aligns with your goals.
What is the benefit of Positive Reinforcement Training for dogs?
We all need motivation to perform specific behaviors in life. Dogs are no different. They also need motivation such as praise, food and play to learn and perform behaviors. We motivate your dog with healthy, delicious treats, play or other activities your dog enjoys.
Positive reinforcement training is based on scientific evidence and recommended by the American Veterinary Society of Applied Behavior . Canine positive reinforcement training is:
- Safe and will not result in side effects that can be associated with coercion or force techniques
- Fun for both you and your dog
- Great to provide mental stimulation and expand your dog’s behavioral repertoires