The above photo was snapped during a play and training session. these dogs are from different families, are close in age & all have a very similar social drive to play with one another. This is very useful in training.
Puppy Distraction Training
Of course it is also tons of fun for them – but we reap the benefits of using their playful nature and friends as distractions and also as a reward for a job well done – driving the incentive to focus and work higher.
Teaching puppies to control themselves when excited
Starting training young, ideally close to the 8 week mark (Puppy Pre School) goes a long way to aid in dealing with distractions for the rest of their lives.
I am contacted by dozens of owners of reactive dogs weekly whose dogs would have benefitted from early training. in some cases the dogs were already trained but the methods were not very productive. it is important to understand how your dog’s mind works and what is important to them and how to clearly communicate if you want to be productive in training.
Testimonial from Denis - Owner of Teddy - white fluff ball above
Nick is not just the finest dog trainer you can find, he is a fantastic human being and a very good psychologist! He understand human behavior as much as dog behavior and this critical to create a perfect communication between your dog and yourself. You know your dog is safe and happy when it is in the hands of Nick and his team. He was also able to put our dog in contact with other “buddies” and they had a great time while getting trained. Their set up is great , clean , extremely professional while family oriented . I can’t recommend Nick enough. When my dog got home I was almost expecting him to answer my phone…..he almost did 🙂 All said Nick help us us turned a pretty excited , unfocus nice, gentle, goofy puppy into a more mature and “able to exercice a certain level of self control” dog! Of course we have to do our part and reinforce the dog learnings but i believe it will be so much easier to do that now. You can also see that the whole training was done with gentle method. Thank you so much Nick!