Pawpounders is not just a daycare centre – we also do dog training. We can help you teach your dog many commands such as sit, stay and bed. We can also help with some of the more advanced commands like come and roll-over. These harder tricks often require knowledge about what makes dogs tick. The trained staff at Pawpounders will guide you through the process of training and give you tips to take home. Feel free to watch our videos shown below to learn some basic commands and learn about dogs.
We understand that sometimes our dogs are not perfect. They have little (or sometimes big) flaws that need fixing for the safety of other people as well as the dog. Dogs will often turn to aggression when they are scared, lonely and uncomfortable, and an aggressive dog is a serious problem. Depending on the issue it may only take a few sessions to change behaviour, but for strong, deep rooted problems it may require work over a longer time. Here are the steps we take in order to identify and correct issues:
- Assess the problem – Look closely at your dog’s behaviour and the causes, eg. barking at strangers. Learning about the individual situation gives us important clues on how to approach the issue.
- One-to-one sessions – we teach you how to see the warning signs and what to do when the behaviour occurs.
- Plan things for you to do outside of the training sessions to aid your dog’s progress.
Of course, our steps can be worked on and adapted as the dog progresses.
Wherever possible we use non-violent or “positive reinforcement” techniques. This method involves ignoring bad behaviour and rewarding good behaviour. We think that this is the nicest and most effective way for both the dog and the trainer to learn.