231 W Blueridge Ave, Orange, CA, 92865
Why is training my dog a necessity?
If you do not teach your pet your rules, he will invent his own. Training allows caregivers to safely and humanely control their dog's behavior. Positive training enhances the bond between dog and owner, and helps ensure that your dog will respond happily to your instructions.
What should I look for in a trainer?
It's essential that the dog trainer you select uses humane training techniques that encourage appropriate behavior through such reinforcement as food, attention, play, or praise.
What training format do you offer?
- Group Classes: In group classes, dogs learn to interact with other dogs and respond to their owners despite distractions. Owners learn by observing other people interacting with their dogs and benefit from the camaraderie.
- Private Lessons: We offer private lessons at your home. Private lessons are good for solving specific behavioral problems in the dog's environment. Private lessons also include group classes. This way you get the benefit of one on one instruction as well as the interaction of group classes.
- In-Kennel Training: In-kennel training at our facility is a valuable time-saver for the dog's owner. This includes follow-up private lessons at your home and group classes when your dog is returned to you.
Why are group classes so important?
Our classes closely simulate real life situations full of other people, kids and dogs. Your dog learns to respond to commands despite all the commotion. Group classes are also the only reliable way to socialize and inspire confidence in a dog.
Should I bring my family with me to training?
Absolutly! When possible, all family members should participate in the dog's training. By learning to communicate humanely and effectively with their canine friend, they will develop bonds that will form the basis of the entire relationship.
Is there a way for me to watch a class?
Feel free to come by and observe our class before signing up. Watch for the following:
- Is class size limited to allow for individual attention?
- Are there different class levels (for example, beginner, intermediate, and advanced)?
- Are training equipment and methods humane?
- Does the trainer use a variety of methods to meet dogs' individual needs?
- Proof of vaccination?
- Are the owners and dogs enjoying themselves?
- Are dogs and owners actively encouraged?
- Is praise given frequently?
- Are voice commands given in upbeat tones?
- Is information available on how dogs learn, problem solving, and related topics?