In animals, behaviour is controlled by the endocrine system and the nervous system. The complexity of the behavior of a dog is related to the complexity of its nervous system. Generally, dogs have a great capacity to learn new responses and thus adjust their behavior.
Dogs do not understand the past , they live in the moment , that is why we can re program them today . They associate events with pleasant and unpleasant events , a dog that has been abused by an alcoholic owner , will react at the scent of alcohol as a trigger to the abuse he/she suffered ,so the next time that a human with alcoholic scent in his/her person even if they behave in the most of friendly manners the dog will react with absolute distrust because of the association of the scent present .
A dog that is aggressive to dogs because of fear .
Relates to previous events by association and react in self defense , even if the other dog is not attacking him /her .When we through controlling the event (obedience exercises like sit and stay) of interacting with other dogs use a pleasant outcome as a result of the exercise , he /she starts associating the event with something pleasant , the association is reprogrammed
Man has been training dogs for over 3000 thousand years and yet the modern man is enjoying less benefits than his predecessors.
Dog training is not only teaching a dog to sit. It is important as a control exercise in any given circumstance, but there are more important issues than for the dog to obey a simple obedience command. For us the three most important goals of dog training are:
At a later stage in the training the dog will come to understand the use of command words or hand signals given on their own . In a short time the dog will recognize words such as "out", "car", "walkies" and will respond accordingly.
To insist that a dog repeats a given exercise many times over not only allows the dog to perfect the performance of the exercise but it also helps the dog in refining his personality.
Our dog training courses are conducted in public areas for several reasons the most important being that it allows the dog to experience and respond to "real-life" situations such as dealing with other dogs, humans and vehicular traffic.Dogs who have never been exposed to such normal conditions of everyday living often tend to be overly aggressive or exaggeratedly submissive if forced to deal with situations and encounters outside the seclusion of their own home territory.It is imperative that any dog must be able to cope with visits to "the outside world" be it to the veterinarian or a weekend break away with his family.
Excessive aggressiveness, jumping on people, digging holes, chewing things, bolting when doors or gates are open, house braking, extreme shyness, pulling while walking on the leash, accepting food from strangers and all the problems that involve dog behaviour can be sorted.
There is more than one formula for each specific problem , but obedience training , is the first and most one if you want long term results.
Each of our training courses lasts approximately seven weeks. The classes are held Monday through Friday for a duration of thirty minutes each day.