We Come To You!
Bringing Truly Certified
The Dog Training Industry
Since the Canine Industry is not regulated or mandated, there are lots of problems, false marketing, and just blatant lies. Sadly, it’s the pets and pet owners that suffer while others profit from it.
Did you know, anyone can say that they’re a dog trainer and start a website for $8/month, say they’re ‘the number one trainer’, have a cute business name, and some cute pictures of them with a dog?
Owning a dog for 10 years and ‘saying you have 10 years experience’, is like owning a car for 10 years and saying you are certified and can train people to be mechanics and race car drivers. How about having a lot of ‘certified’ emblems on their website that anyone can pay $30 to $80 a year to be a member? Or, saying that they are certified or Government certified-when there is no such classification?! Some dog trainers have never taken any training or stepped foot in a classroom! Where others have taken an online course that’s multiple choice (where you can just Google the answers), and then a person who took the same online course before you in your area, checks your work with a dog, and boom, you’re ‘certified’.
Of course this doesn’t work, and that’s why we see people that have hired a trainer or gone through puppy or obedience classes and they haven’t worked. Even worse, trainers who use prong, shock, or choke collars etc. If you need to physically hurt or scare and intimidate the dog to do something, then you are NOT a trainer.
Think of it this way, dogs have an intelligence of 2-3 year olds… training and parenting are very similar. If you were teaching your 3 year old daughter to clean her room, would you get a device that chokes her to teach her how to clean her room? Of course not! Plus, it’s illegal-but it’s legal to do it to dogs and that’s so wrong! To teach dog owners to do this, and charge them money is even worse!
Now we know about some of the ‘trainers’ out there, and what to look for in a trainer, what about Canine United?
Why use Canine United?
Canine United uses Positive Reinforcement, Classic conditioning, Desensitization, Clicker Training, Shaping, Luring, Extinction, Counter Conditioning etc. These are all programs developed by certified veterinarians with PHD’s in the canine field of study of training, behaviour and psychology.
Canine United does not use anything that is physically or mentally harmful to the animal(s) or the owner. The goal of Canine United is to have a healthy, happy, safe, working companion relationship where your dog understands you and what you want and expect, and for you to understand the dog and what it needs and is feeling and is trying to communicate to you.
Now you have a trusted working relationship with your dog! It’s the best feeling in the world to be with a dog that you don’t worry about or get stressed.
Going for a nice walk with no pulling, going after other dogs, people, or barking and just being out of control.
Taking your dog to the dog park, sitting back relaxing, having a coffee, and watching your dog play nice with other dogs and not having any worries.
Taking your dog off leash at the park or beach and not have to worry about your dog running away, getting into trouble or not coming back when called.
Being able to leave your dog home alone or in your backyard, instead of being in ‘doggy jail’ in a crate.
Knowing that your dog is okay with being alone for awhile, happy and roaming free in the yard or house, and not barking and driving your neighbours crazy, peeing all over the house, being destructive and feeling very stressed, anxious, panicky, frustrated and having separation anxiety.
It has to be terrible for the dog to feel that way all day every day, and it’s not fair or right. Unfortunately, this is quite common, so we get a new dog and some problems start arising. We have trouble while walking the dog and get frustrated, so we don’t walk the dog as often, or not at all. We have trouble at dog parks, so we stop going. We have troubles in the home, with the dog jumping on people, eating human food, not listening and acting out of control etc. So we get mad or frustrated and crate it or lock it in a room (which we should never even get to that point). This leads to additional behaviour problems because the dog is not exercised enough, not played with often, not mentally exercised or they have less human and canine socialization.
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