Connect with Canines is a trusted professional dog trainer helping people create better bonds with their dogs Since 2012. CWC has been helping both pets and their owners understand each other better and live together in perfect harmony. Whether you are looking to train a new puppy, need help with common problem behaviors, want to get involved with canine sports, Connect with Canines is here to help!
Connect with Canines uses a LIMA (Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive) approach to training. “LIMA requires that trainers and behavior consultants use the “least intrusive, minimally aversive technique likely to succeed in achieving a training (or behavior change) objective with minimal risk of producing aversive side affects.” It is also a competence criterion, requiring that trainers and behavior consultants be adequately trained and skilled in order to ensure that the least intrusive and aversive procedure is in fact used.” -APDT.com. Basically this means that Connect with Canines helps the dog guardian set up the environment in a way which minimizes the occurrences of undesired behavior and maximizes the opportunities for the dog to earn a reward. It is not simply “treat training.” It is a careful, thought out approach that factors in the dog’s temperament, the family’s life style, available resources and environmental elements.
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes are offered to prepare the pet parent for the Canine Good Citizen test. I can also help you sort out problem behaviors such as aggression, separation anxiety and resource guarding. For fun, I teach beginning nose-work classes and clicker trick classes!