If you found your way to this web site, you are probably interested in learning something about dogs , most likely your own pooch. That is great!!!
These creatures have been living with us for many centuries and formed a strong bond with us humans. Living together is not always easy, and that’s where HeRo comes into play!
Do you recognize yourself or your dog in the following pictures???
"In order to communicate effectively with a dog and train him we must come to a compromise. We must teach our dog a basic understanding of our own spoken language and we must also be prepared to learn more about the language our dogs speak". (John Rogerson)
Most dog owners want their dog to behave appropriately in their environment. We can help you achieve that goal. Basic obedience or pet manners training includes sit, down, stay, come when called, leave it and loose-leash walking. Issues like house-breaking, jumping on people, play biting, etc. can also be addressed.
Behavior modification mostly addresses fear- and aggression-related issues, e. g. fear of or aggression towards people, other animals, separation anxiety, noise phobias, etc.
Dog owners will learn about dog training, management and prevention of unwanted behaviors, dog body language, environmental and other factors that may affect their dog’s behaviors and general care of their dogs.
Pet manners training and behavior modification programs are based on "positive reinforcement training methods" using food, toys, play, petting and other life rewards as incentives for the dogs. This methodology has been scientifically proven to be more effective, kinder and less invasive than punishment-based methods; check out the article “Reward Training versus Discipline-Based Dog Training” by Stanley Coren, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201012/reward-training-versus-discipline-based-dog-training-which-works-better."I believe that every dog is an individual with specific needs. My experience and education have given me many different tools to deal with a large variety of behavioural issues, general pet training and canine care. I love a challenge, and look forward to meeting you and your pooch!"
Serving Columbia, Montour, Union, Lycoming, Luzerne, and Northumberland County
Contact Silke at 570-458-5749 or 574-612-8170 (cell)
"Thank you for your business"
Site was last updated on 11-May-2013