Frequently Asked Questions About Our Dog Training
What makes Signature K9 Training Academy different from other training?
At Signature K9, we educate owners to think differently about their dog and to understand the relationship dynamics involved in dog training. We support the notion that dog training isn’t just an activity, it is a way of life. We seek to remove stress and frustration that sometimes accompanies dog ownership by actively taking charge of the training so that your dog will learn how to live harmoniously with you and your family. Our method of training is balanced. We will teach you positive reinforcement, how best to reward and encourage good behaviors, but also, how to interrupt and curb unwanted behaviors.
Best of all, our methods work without scaring your dog or resorting to harsh punishment! We focus the training on you — the human. We want you to understand what methods work, which ones don’t (and why) and help you build a relationship with your dog based on mutual understanding and communication.
How do you do it?
I hear a lot about positive reinforcement training. Is that what you do?
Do you guarantee results?
When should I start training?
Right away! The sooner you learn our process the faster you will be able to communicate with your dog to get the behaviors you want. Training a younger puppy is easier; habits (good and bad) can be formed in as little as 2-3 weeks. As soon as you walk in the door with a new dog or puppy, whether you know it or not, training has already begun.
So, the sooner you start teaching your dog – the better! Once you learn our process and create the right environment for success, training will be a breeze! Puppy group classes can also help with socialization and follow through.
Puppies must be 5 months of age before they can enroll in our ‘board and train’ comprehensive program. However, puppies can enroll in private training or puppy group training classes after 8 weeks of age.