WHY K9 LEARNING ACADEMY
There are a variety of different training philosophies, with reinforcement-based training at one end of the spectrum and correction-based training at the other. K9 Learning Academy uses non verbal communication and positive reinforcement training, which has been found to be more effective than constantly correcting your dog. Dogs interact with each other by using body language and non verbal cues. These behaviors are an essential part of communication and helps to maintain boundaries in any relationship.
We use high value rewards to teach behaviors. When teaching a behavior, we start with treats and eventually fade them out once the dog understands the objective. Even after a dog has learned a command or behavior, there will still come a time with every dog when surrounding distractions are much more compelling so you will need a high value reward.
An experienced positive reward-based trainer will utilize a wide range of tools in training, and will adapt the trainer's methods to suit the needs of the individual dog, owner, and environment. They also believe that you should be able to watch the training procedure, in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the dog. This is why we have incorporated live video feed, so that you can see how we train, and we are always transparent with our methods.