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There are various methods and theories on dog training. When it comes to training your new pup, it can be overwhelming finding a training school that uses your preferred method of training. Numerous studies have shown that training based on punishments is negative and ineffective. Dogs that are trained with punishments and pain will become fearful which can lead to aggression and disobedience. If you searching for dog training near you, make sure to avoid any schools or trainers that use punishments in their training process.
At Dog Training Elite, we focus on positive reinforcement and classical conditioning in all of our training sessions. Classical conditioning, or the Pavlovian model, teaches dogs to respond automatically to certain commands (like “sit” “stay” “come” etc.). When your dog responds to the commands properly and promptly, their behavior is reinforced with a treat and/or praise. This positive reinforcement teaches your dog that following commands means praise from their owner. When trained in this manner, dogs are happy to please and learn commands quickly. On the other hand, dogs that are punished for not following commands will become fearful and withdraw, making training much more difficult.
Our Balanced Theory
We base our training around the "Classical Conditioning" model (a.k.a. "Pavlovian" or "respondent conditioning"). This includes developing conditioned or automatic reflexes to commands. In its simplest form (after proper conditioning), when the owner says "sit," the dog automatically sits without thinking about it. Our unique techniques ensure our program is a success no matter what behavior we encounter.
Empowering OwnersWe empower owners to train so their dog knows who to obey at all times.
PersonalizedWe deal with problem behaviors on a personal basis.
Environment SpecificWe train wherever issues tend to arise (i.e. jogging, park, home).
SupportiveWe support owners in the off-hours (when training is "not in session").
InvolvedWe work with all members of the household.
Simplified & CustomizedWe plan training around the owner's schedule and require only 15 min/day follow-up practice.
Continued TrainingAdditional programs / group sessions offered after in-home training.
Lifetime InvestmentWe follow up & are invested in the owner's success long-term.
Satisfaction RatingsOur high client satisfaction rating sets us apart from competitors.
A learning process that occurs when two stimuli are repeatedly paired; a response that is at first elicited by the second stimulus and is eventually elicited by the first stimulus alone.
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Dog Training With an Electronic Collar
Often dogs become distracted during training lessons, particularly puppies and highly energetic breeds. At Dog Training Elite, we have overcome this obstacle with an electronic collar. The electronic collar is worn during training sessions and activated when your dog becomes distracted or takes too long to respond to a command. This collar is not a shock collar and will not harm your dog. The simulation from the electronic collar is similar to the tug of a leash and is used solely to get your dog’s attention. Additionally, the vibration setting can be adjusted to the lowest simulation necessary to gain your dog’s attention. Soon, your pup will learn to associate the vibration with a command (which he knows is followed by positive reinforcement) and he will happily obey.
One of the most useful training tools, the electronic collar is a cutting edge technology. As the leading school for dog training, Dog Training Elite has mastered the usefulness of the electronic collar for all dog training sessions. Don’t waste your time with dog trainers that use negative methods and poor quality techniques. For an obedient, happy, and healthy pup, you can count on Dog Training Elite.