1. I don't see your rates. How much are your programs?
Due to the many variables in each dogs demeanor and behavior, we offer a free consultation to assess which program best suits you and your dog's training/rehabilitation needs. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.
2. Do you guarantee your training?
Yes we do guarantee our training if the program is followed as instructed by the trainer.
3. Why do you use prong training collars?
We use Herm Sprenger prong training collars because we find them to be the best tool for communicating and creating a harmonious relationship with the least amount of physical stress to the dog and owner. While prong training collars tend to look horrible, when used correctly, they have been proven to be the least physically taxing, most humane, and one of the safest tools available.
4. Why do you use e-collars? How do you train with an e-collar?
When used properly this low level stimulation has great benefits and reinforces commands. It is used during our training programs as a gentle reminder to your dog. During off leash training it ensures the safety of your dog as he/she immediately responds to this gentle stimulation.
5. My dog is fearful and nervous – I shouldn’t use a remote training collar with him, right…?
Actually, modern E-collar training is the best training for dogs with these types of issues. Our E-Collar training system is designed to create more confident, relaxed, and comfortable dogs.
6. Which remote training collars do you recommend?
We use the mini educator by e-collar technologies. They also offer a two dog system, as well as a three or more dogs. After using this collar for years, we have found it to be the best. Why? It's durable, both the remote and receiver are both completely water proof (the remote even floats if dropped in water), outstanding customer service, and it's wide range of settings. The mini educator also has the ability to work at many levels going from 0-100. The cheap knock off remote collars are quite painful even at the lowest setting, however with the mini educator we have found the level used with dogs is subtle that it's not even felt by people.
7. Do you work with aggressive dogs?
Yes. We specialize in aggression rehabilitation, and we are one of the few places in Virginia providing successful rehabilitation solutions for problem dogs.
8. My dog is uncontrollable on the walk – pulling, lunging, barking, growling – can you fix this?
We consistently get results with all levels of issues, from mild pulling and disobedience, to severe dog reactivity.
9. I have tried other trainers before and didn’t get the results I desired – what makes your program and approach different and more effective?
Unlike other training approaches that only focus on developing rehearsed behaviors, bribing with treats, or merely managing/bandaid-ing the problem, we have developed a unique approach that fundamentally changes the dog’s state of mind. By cultivating new habits, teaching the dog to make better choices, training calmness instead of excitability, we are consistently successful with dogs that others are unable to help. This will be the last dog training you will ever need.