Tag: dog trainer

A Balanced Approach to Dog Training

Here at Conifer Canine, we utilize a balanced approach to dog training.  Balanced dog training means that the trainer/s uses both reward and correction.  In dog training theory, we would say that the trainer uses both positive reinforcement and positive punishment. A balanced approach is not only the most effective in dealing with most dogs,… Read more »

Good Dog Training is Liberty not Slavery

Max v Stephanitz is credited as being the “father” of the German Shepherd Dog.  In 1925, he wrote a book entitled, The German Shepherd Dog in Word and Picture.  There are many wonderful ideas advanced in this expensive book. In the section of the book about training dogs, he wrote, “A sound training does not… Read more »

The Human Side of Dog Training

When a dog is taken into the home as part of the family, it is only one half of that relationship.  The other half if the human side.  When a you take your four-legged friend to a dog trainer and he receives training, just one side of the partnership has been improved.  There is also… Read more »

Why Should Dogs Go Through a Training Course?

The question is often asked, “Why should I put my dog through a training course?”  Here’s a partial answer. Training Improves the Human/Dog relationship A dog who has been through a reputable training course has learned how to better communicate with humans.  An even greater benefit is that the human learns how to better communicate… Read more »