Connection develops through mutual trust. Animals and humans build trust through consistency, communication, and respect. With expertise in human and canine behavior, we can help you create a deep relationship between you and your dog. Whether we are training basic obedience skills, mastering complex service tasks, or correcting unwanted behaviors, see how a genuine connection with your dog can change your life.
All training programs start with an in-home assessment of behaviors, skills, and environment. You will receive a detailed training plan with measurable goals to guide our sessions, and following each session, you will receive step-by-step homework instructions.
Let us customize a program based on your dog’s developmental stage and ability. Whether we are practicing basic obedience skills or advanced tasks your program will be tailored for the highest level of success
When you develop a strong connection your service dog will have the drive to perform the high level of skill required to mitigate a disability. Together you will be a team that enables you to bridge some of the challenges that come with a disability.
Are you interested in providing comfort and compassion to the elderly, people suffering from an illness or a disability or maybe even responding in times of crisis? We will assess your team to see if you have takes to work in this capacity and customize your training for success!
Whether you are going out of town and want a safe, fun place your pup to stay sharp on skills or you want to get an intensive head start on your training program this is option is top notch! This package includes socialization and play at our premiere daycare facility (unless you are doing the ultra puppy package).
YES, we said corporate Seminars! Our very own connected canine has done over 30 seminars and workshops demonstrating the power of awareness and communication. Our workshops and seminars are interactive, informative and effective.
We believe strongly in “force-free” training. We use clear communication with positive reinforcement and follow the LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) approach. We understand that there are several “tools” that quickly deter unwanted behaviors. These “tools” do not fix the behavior, and when you stop using them, the behavior will reappear. Requiring your dog to perform behaviors based on fear and discomfort can significantly damage your relationship, and performance breaks down over time. We seek to understand the causes of the behavior and develop clear expectations through patience and positive reinforcement of appropriate behaviors.
Simply put, aversive tools are not necessary. Developing trust strengthens the bond between you and your dog and improves behavior. We are likely not the trainer for you if you are looking for a “quick fix” for unwanted behavior through punishment or aversive tools.