We believe that dogs (and their human companions) should be trained the same way we would want to be trained. We wouldn’t appreciate or benefit from training methods that are based on force, intimidation, humiliation, or deprivation; let alone choke chains, or shock collars.
Rather, we are motivated by gentle, but direct guidance, clear rules and expectations, and positive outcomes. We don’t like working for free, and we bet you don’t either! Dogs are no different. If we learn to praise and reward the behaviors we like and ignore, interrupt and redirect the behaviors we don’t like, all dogs – including yours – can learn to offer only the behaviors that earn them positive outcomes.
We provide a variety of services to assist you in fostering a happy and healthy relationship with your canine companion. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
~Heidi Kingsbury, MSW
Certified Animal Behavior College Mentor Trainer
Serving Santa Fe and Their Canines since 1999