Just a Walk in the Park’s training philosophy is that a dog will do dog things. When it’s understood why a dog does what it does, enhancement of certain natural behaviors or corrective action taken for misbehavior , may be applied.
Dogs generally will respond to leadership and benevolence. They tend to avoid or shy away from uneasy situations or those which they distrusts. Just a Walk in the Park’s training first establishes leadership, then makes the learning environment distraction free and comfortable.
Teaching a dog to respond to specific cues is relatively easy. The real challenge is keeping the human consistent, patient, and interested in developing that special friendship which is strengthened through training.
As a balanced trainer, I recognize that most negative training experiences are generated by frustration and loss of patience by the handler and is not a rewarding experience for either the dog or handler. Reward based training is not just granting a treat for a trick well done. It is the positive reinforcement and confidence the handler instills and shares with the dog at all times.
My training methods include family-friendly techniques which have been proven successful for the average dog owner.
I help coach the owner and family members in communication, leadership skills, and the recognition of responsibilities when they bring a pet into the home.
Just a Walk in the Park is proud to offer the following services:
Basic training for dogs of all breeds and ages
Obedience training is to teach dogs and their owners the basic commands that will make is communication easy and effective.
Obedience training is also a good tool to help correct problem behaviors such as: jumping puppy nipping/mouthing, begging, excessive barking, and chewing. It also helps facilitate house training.