We use a variety of tools and techniques depending on your dog’s needs. Some of the tools we use include: our energy, body language, space, sound, leashes, food, treats, affection, toys, play, our balanced pack of dogs, treadmills, weighted backpacks, crates, head halters, prong collars, e-collars, and bark collars. We use our evaluation process, along with the goals you have for your dog, to decide what equipment and methods are best for you and your dog.
We don’t heavily rely on a treat and command-based training program. Our philosophy is built around the human-dog relationship – teaching the human to lead and influencing the dog’s state of mind. That said – we do use food/treats when we need to motivate or redirect a dog in order to accomplish something that is challenging for that particular dog.