I call myself the Dog Fixer’er because my specialty is working with dog patterns and attitudes. Most of my time is spent training dog owners in my In Home dog training classes or sessions. I want the owners to learn and deploy my Sight Sound & Touch techniques when they are warranted, to get and keep their dogs attention. Nothing in my approach is heavy handed or done out of anger and dominance. It’s just the approach of being calm and in control as the leader for the dog.
Options for Dog Training Classes
- Lining up and working with commands in Parking Lots or Parks or large Office Buildings
- Dropping your dog off at a Boarding/Training/Kennel facility for a few weeks
- Have a Dog Trainer come to your home
Will the cheaper upfront costs of offsite group dog training classes be better in the long run? Are offsite group dog training classes effective in getting your dogs attention? Will it be effective enough to stop a dog from targeting children that maybe new to the home and are running and screaming down a hall playing?
Can Offsite Dog Training Classes Help Inside Your Home?
I’m not convinced that offsite group dog training classes can directly help a dog to not bite a guest entering his/her home! Can working with your dog outside your home be effective in teaching a dog to not rush the front door at the sound of the doorbell?
I guess it’s possible, but what about the thousand other issues that always seem to come up for Dog Owners in and around their homes? Can you work through any or all of the new interesting issues that pop up anytime the home too, while offsite?
I’m Not A Fan Of Treat Training
I have been professionally providing “Instruction & Training for Dogs and their People” for years. I see the direct results of what happens to dogs when they are “Trained” with treats. What happens when the owners don’t have any treats on them to give a dog that is running free and straight into the busy street?
Had that same owner established a prior Verbal & Visual “Leash” with Way of a Dog, they could have possibly preempted a disaster when their dog even got close to the door.
Using Treats May Get Faster Results…
When dogs are spoon fed treats for doing “tricks or commands”, then I believe that the trainers or the dog owners have unwittingly bypassed any possible deeper connections. I believe that they have lost out on a valuable understanding that should have and could have been made between the dog and it’s owner during that same training session.
Using treats may get faster results , but I don’t believe that they are useful for any deeper long term understanding between humans and their dogs.
Dogs Will Choose the Treat Over The Trainer
Dogs love to obsess over many things…like a ball that is about to be thrown. The dog fully concentrates on getting the treat or the”Ball” when thrown, right? So maybe misses out on learning to understand What their owner might be trying to teach them About!
Things like…hand signals or voice commands or perhaps the lay of the property the ball is being thrown. Being able to stop your dog in it’s tracks, anywhere at anytime and to sit on command and come when they are called should be the goal of every dog owner. I see it as the ball giving the dog an awareness of, or even desensitizing the dog from the nearby traffic or all the other dogs at the busy lake or park. Maybe they learn that the “Ball” is appropriate to “get” only when thrown? Maybe not everything that is thrown by the owner or a child is meant for the dog to “get”!
Dog Owners Are Setting Their Dogs Up For Failure
Do you always carry around your dog’s favorite treat, or a bag of treats to keep your dog under control? Will you always have that water spray bottle handy when you want to correct your dog’s bad decisions when they happen? Can you always carry your can of pennies to scare your dog into listening to you? Do people still teach these things as anything other than short term fix’s?
Family Dog Behavior Training Starts with Going Back to the Leash
In my opinion, these are “Parlor Tricks” thought up quick by inventive trainers and by creative dog owners to get their dogs momentary attention. I understand how these things may get some short term results for training purposes, but they are not effective for long term family dogs.
Dogs and owners need a much deeper relationship than a spray bottle, a can of pennies and a pouch of treats to survive and thrive together. They need clear communication!
A “Telephone Line” Straight from You To Your Pet
We have all heard of people having dogs…”off Leash”. That kind of a relationship doesn’t happen in parking lots or away from home. It especially doesn’t work through the continued use of water bottles, shakers and treats. Family Dog Training Classes start with going back to the leash and training in the home.
The home begins to be the place where the owner can calmly work out the dog’s issues as they arise…in an environment of mutual understanding! People have forgotten to use a leash for other than simply walking their dogs. It’s the “Telephone Line” straight from you and right into your pet.
Remember…Dogs Think and Live in the Moment
Think of it this way…Dogs want to do… What Dogs want to do… When Dogs want to do it! That is the essence and nature of a dog! It’s a “Never Ending Cycle” until you…the dog’s owner, says that’s enough! That’s usually the point when they decide they Need or Require a better and longer lasting relationship with their dog.
My philosophy and method come out of a positive approach to in home dog training classes. I help you to get and keep your dogs attention, through calm steady leadership. I teach that the rewards for good behavior and for listening are plentiful and honest. My positive method gets and keeps a dogs attention and focus on it’s owner, and not on any treat.
Human and Dog connection is accomplished through clear Hand Signals, Taps from the Leash, Vocal Commands and “Treats” (of affection only) for a job well done!
My Method Is A Modern Family Approach
The Way of a Dog Method has developed over 6 years professionally. It’s something that I discovered while working with my family dogs starting when I was 6. STOP SIT & WAIT has proven its effectiveness to my standards.
It is progressive and effective in humanely administering instant corrections through touch, sight and sound. The method guides or even micromanages a dog through it’s own thinking process. It’s like guiding a dog into listening. I use positive energy to override the dogs worries fears and trepidations. I train dogs to “Let Go and Let Joe”. My Training is definitely not fear based or aggressive.
STOP SIT & WAIT encourages the dog to continue working towards keeping themselves and their owner(s) happy! The following link is my work with a very independent strong willed dog named Garm. Could You Handle Garm if it was your dog? Meet Garm Here
Encourage Your Dog’s Willingness to Learn and Follow Commands
Given the right leadership, a dog’s abilities to learn and listen and to follow simple commands will flourish. My better Method is not about dominance or growling or throwing treats around to distract the dog from poorly greeting the person entering your home!
STOP SIT & WAIT is about providing the disruptive dog some leadership and boundaries from a calm and informed dog owner. This is what I teach and promote in my unique style of Fast In-Home Dog Training classes and sessions.
Get The Right Dog Training Classes for Your Family Pet!
Call Joe Ozier when you are Ready to Change your misbehaving & out of control dog! Don’t encourage “treat trainers” to circumvent your dogs ability to connect with You! I help turn around the hearts and minds of most troubled dogs headed down the wrong path. Don’t be Penny wise and “The Pound” Foolish with your loving pet. Be who your dog looks up to!