Everyday your dog is with us we have an opportunity to enrich your dog’s life.
We have worked hard, observed carefully and applied our smarts to build a set of skills that lets us shape better behaviors and achieve results.
We do not believe in control by fear-based dominance, though leadership and authority do play a substantial roll. We follow the more progressive principles of positive conditioning in which a loving connection provides the foundation for control.
We view dogs as social animals, not pack animals. Calling them pack animals sells them short. Simply because they probably were pack animals 14,000 years ago, before they teamed up with humans doesn’t mean their current behavior is driven by “pack” psychology.
Pack psychology may apply to the modern wolf, but not the modern dog. There are as many dog generations between when dogs figured out how to behave well enough to live alongside us 140 centuries ago as there are human generations between the Neanderthal and those of us alive today.
Every day we watch dogs in our playroom learn and exercise social skill that allow them to create complex relationships that include friendship and competitiveness.
We developed skills that enable us to teach dogs better behaviors including social skills. We have discovered how provide structure and stimulation that enlivens their hearts and their minds.
The benefit to the dog and their owner is a healthier, happier dog who is more fun to live with.