Treats or no treats? Collars or no collars? Too much praise or not enough praise? Positive or negative reinforcement? We incorporate a variety of tools to fit your pups needs and your goals: food, motivators (tennis balls, Frisbees, etc.), slip leads, flat buckle leashes, prong collars, e-collars, as well as utilize many different methodologies such as Perception Modification, pressure release, Conditioned Relaxation just to name a few. Our goal is to help your pup make good decisions and the right choices enough times until these behaviors become “learned behaviors” and he is making these decisions on their own. High distraction training helps to proof this in all situations life may give us.
Our Wilmington Dog Trainers
The trainers at The Wilmington Dog Wizard are knowledgeable of all proven training methods, as well as state of the art behavioral modification methods. During a free evaluation, the trainer will educate you on your dog’s behaviors, causes of these behaviors, the methods recommended to change these behaviors, the pros and cons of each method and make a professional recommendation regarding which style will produce the results you desire. The most important part is NOT that your dog learns the “Come” command, but that he will do it no matter what else is going on. In other words, what good is the “Come” command if your dog will only perform it in a sterile environment? The same is true for all commands. For example, anyone can teach their dog to “Sit” on the kitchen floor, but can you get your dog to “Sit” at the park as other people, dogs, and kids walk by? Your dog should listen to you whether you are in your kitchen, at the local park, or in the middle of a three ring circus. In addition, the owner plays a major role in the success of any dog obedience program. Of course we can teach your dog to perform for us, but our specialty lies in the ability to transfer these skills to you and every member of your family regardless of age, size, or strength (as long as he or she can speak clearly or give hand signals).
Our Formula for Success
Our “recipe for success” has produced successful results for thousands of dogs. Together, we will teach your dog things you had no idea he was capable of learning, and teach you things you didn’t know you were capable of! You will obtain an obedient, trustworthy, and calmer companion for the rest of your lives. Sure, a reliable dog makes your life easier, but more importantly your dog’s life just got a lot better. Why? Because when you are washing your car in the driveway he can now be with you instead of locked away. He can now go to the soccer games instead of staying at home in the back yard. He can now be inside when guests are visiting without jumping all over them. Again, we cannot emphasize enough that obedience awards FREEDOM in the dog world. Your best friend will be forever grateful for this gift, and the bond you will build in the process is priceless.