Dog Training Philosophy

Dog Training Philosophy


As a professional dog trainer, I take pride in my 19 years of experience and my ability to recognize a dog’s personality and situational temperament.  This allows me to know which dog training methods will achieve success.  I use both positive motivational and corrective dog training methods, and I balance them according to your dog’s personality type.  I achieve success training not only the dominant or stubborn dogs but fearful and submissive ones as well.

There are many self-described eager but inexperienced dog trainers who employ a singular, one-size-fits-all training technique.  But simply put, a singular training technique is not suitable for all dogs.  Using my professional assessment experience, and all around knowledge of dogs, I will match and then approach your dog with the BEST training technique and method suited to your dog’s personality.  You and your dog will have a positive and enjoyable learning session.

As a professional dog trainer, I will have your dog responding correctly to your commands and you will find your dog will be happy to do so.  A dog that responds only because he/she expects a piece of food or has fears of being punished, is neither a happy nor well trained dog.

Dogs can have a wide range of traits.  Some are very dominant or aggressive, while others are known for being fearful or submissive.  I have found it to be common that dogs and owners are mismatched with respect to their personality types and this can affect the training process.  It’s up to me, as a professional dog trainer, to advise you of which dog training techniques are best for your dog.  At times we will need to make the disciplinarian of the family more motivational and the softie in the family more of a disciplinarian. It’s a balance at both ends of the leash.

I believe dogs should begin their training with a positive motivational technique and then go to the next step of correction and praise. This step is often skipped which leaves you with a dog that only responds to you when he/she wants to or only after several repeated commands. How is the dog corrected? Each dog is different and I base the training on the dog’s temperament. Using the correct equipment is usually half the battle and using it correctly is the other half.

Do you have a question for Ray?  Click on the Contact Ray link below to email Ray a question. Ray is always willing to communicate and answer dog questions.

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