Behavior Programs focus on solving serious behavior issues and are designed around your specific goals.
Regarding our general training approach, Pavlov is unique in that we are expert in BOTH traditional and positive training. We believe many tools have a place in dog training including – but not limited to – food, prong collars, e-collars, and a hardy snuggle session. If you previously worked with a trainer and progress was sluggish, your dog may thrive with a different strategy!
Pavlov specializes in the following behavior programs:
Are there any behavior programs Pavlov does NOT address? Yes.
* 5 sessions
* 50-60 minute sessions.
* One week of homework between lessons.
*Scheduling. Is dependent upon your trainer’s availability. (If you have a vacation planned, we will navigate around your schedule.)
How are our programs structured? In the early stages of training we lay down a liberal foundation of positive reinforcement. Polite behavior result in wonderful consequences! Once expectations are unambiguously clear, your dog learns that there are consequences for both polite behavior, and consequences for impolite behavior. This is a called balanced dog training.
Your dog trainer will assess which consequences will be most effective for your dog, as that is dependent upon your dog’s unique personality and temperament. We invest your dog’s success TOGETHER.
We also teach verbal commands and hand signals.
“We first contacted PAVLOV because our dog, Barkley, had guarding issues with some of his favorite toys. His guarding issue lead to biting on several occasions and we feared that he would only get worse.
After just a few meeting and a little homework we began to see a huge improvement with Barkley’s guardian issues. Instead of running away and tensing up with his toys, Barkley began to want to give us his toys.
Now that we finished Pavlov’s behavior training program, we have one happy puppy!” -Chris Fayles
“My Pavlov Dog Trainer is the dog whisperer. I brought home my now 10 month old yorkie pup Gatsby back in May, and knew I would have my hands full. I was referred to Pavlov by our family vet, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. She listened to my priorities and our training sessions were tailored to them. She isn’t set on one specific behavior training approach, instead she takes the time to help you figure out what works best for you and your pet. I had expressed to Tanya from day one my concerns about the possible yapping, and I am proud to say people comment on how lucky I am that I don’t have a “talker.” It’s not luck, it’s our dog trainer! I would recommend PAVLOV to anyone who has a pet with behavior issues, because they won’t when they’re done.” -Devon Richardson