There are a number of different ways to teach animals a specific behavior and every dog or cat will respond differently.
We ensure you that the animal training we perform will work for you and your dog or cat by utilizing the following steps:
- Your dog trainer or behavior consultant will utilize a variety of techniques until they find the one that your pet responds to.
- They then practice with the dog or cat ensuring that the animal clearly understands what’s being asked of them and that the animal is readily offering the new behavior.
- They will then teach YOU how to elicit the specific behavior and ensure that the animal is readily offering the new behavior FOR YOU, before they leave your home. This step is critical to ensure that your dog or cat performs as well for you as he does for his beloved dog or cat trainer.
Your dog or cat trainer does not leave your home until your pet has demonstrated their new skill!
Dog and cat owners will have to practice the newly taught skills with their pet at least three times a day in increments of 3-5 minutes each. It takes the average animal 30 repetitions to “catch on” to a new behavior and another 30 repetitions to become fluent in the new behavior. Therefore, the more you practice with the pet, the faster he will learn.
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