At The Puppy Nanny, we focus on helping you teach your dog what to do rather than waiting for the dog to make a mistake and correct it after the fact.
We want you to develop a trusting relationship between you,
your dog, and your family.
We will help you solve problems by giving you solid training and
We use "Marker Training" to teach behaviors. Marker Training relies
on a specific word (Yes!) or sound
(a Clicker) to let your dog know that
he has done the correct thing. That marker is followed by a reward.
Food is the most often used rewards
in classes as throwing a ball may not
be practical indoors! But, we will
discuss how you can use balls, tug,
or other games to reward your dog
for good behavior.
We choose to use primarily, positive, non-punitive training methods because in our (combined) 35+ years of training experience, we have seen how
these methods can build a strong,
stable training relationship
between dog and handler.
The questions that you
have to ask yourself are how do
I want to communicate with my dog?
And, do I want my dog to work
because he wants to, or because he will get punished or shocked if he doesn't?