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Training Philosophy

The science of animal learning and behavior has advanced dramatically over the past 20 years and research shows that training methods using physical or psychological intimidation, hinders the learning process and damages the human-dog relationship. These outdated, punishment-based methods can also lead to fearful or aggressive behavior.  Luckily, there is a better way.

Mind Body Dog uses modern, scientifcally proven, positive reinforcement training methods. By using positive reinforcement, you'll learn to teach your dog the desired behavior thereby eliminating the need to punish him or her for the wrong one.  We teach you how to clearly communicate with your dog, get the results you want and build a strong relationship based on leadership and trust.  Best of all, our methods are effective, reliable and make training fun!

Click on the following links for more information:

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Position on dominance and training

Victoria Stillwell
The Problem with punishment


Mind Body Dog
Shawn Kay, CTP