ABC Dog School
ABC Dog School
Training Philosophy
    At ABC Dog School, dogs and owners learn to coexist in harmony.  Using the dog's own way of understanding things, based on nature's programming, we cause him to change his behavior and the way he relates to his human social group.

     When training a dog, it is important to do things that make sense to him.  If I yank on the leash, and yell commands at him, and pretty well succeed in frustrating the instincts that nature has put into him, I won't accomplish very much.  He won't know why I am doing those things.  But if I allow him to make mistakes that he will learn from, he will know how to fix the problems himself.

     A dog relates to others according to the dominance principle.  He interprets much of our behavior in that respect.  When we allow him to run the show much of the time, and then crack down on him at other times, he becomes confused and stressed, which leads to more unacceptable behavior.

     My training method teaches the dog self-restraint and attentiveness to his handler.  He learns who is in charge, and where he fits into the scheme of things.  It is more a matter of training the trainer.  When the dog owner knows the right things to do, the dog has no problem figuring it all out. 
The Two Most Useful Things
to Teach Your Dog
The Most Common Mistakes
Made by Dog Owners
Trying to force the dog to stay close, by using a short leash
    
Letting puppies run loose until they have learned they don't have to come when they are called

Unknowingly rewarding inappropriate behavior

Waiting until the puppy is several months old to begin training  
To come when he is called, no matter what

To sit on command, anytime, anywhere
Nikita
     Many dogs get off to a bad start in life because the original owner, the breeder, hasn't done his homework.  Too many people "breed for greed," and the results can be seen at your local animal shelter.
 
      Prospective owners need to "bone up" too.  Learn about various breeds, and beware of sellers who advertise puppies "ready to go" as soon as they can eat dog food.  Puppies need to learn from their mothers and littermates so they can fit into their new "pack" and should be at least seven weeks old before going to new homes.

      The number one cause of death in dogs is euthenasia due to behavior problems.  Many of these problems begin with so-called breeders who sell puppies too young, and develop with owners who don't understand dog behavior.

      If you have a doglinquent in your family, do not despair.  His behavior can be changed!
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    Due to the many folks who fail to spay or neuter their pets, there are a few too many dogs at ABC Dog School.  Each one of them needs to be someone's best bud.
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Puppy -  8 wks old
Puppy II - 12 wks old
Beginners - six mos. old
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