Chrisi's Philosophy about dog training

Engagement is at the core of every aspect of training. It is fundamental to developing a working relationship with your dog.

Through Engagement you will be able to develop a dog that actively references you in any context and situation.  You will become central to your dog's education and life experiences. The training process will become a joy for both. It is from this foundation that you will be able to develop a deep, dynamic, and successful training and life partnership with your dog. 

The best way to train a dog ...

REINFORCE behaviors you like and they will increase

INTERRUPT behaviors you dislike and they will decrease.

TRAIN an alternate response to the behavior you do not like. Example: If you do not like your dog sitting on the couch then train him to lay in his dog bed instead.

I use verbal markers in our training. (reward-based training)

It’s a simple concept from the researcher Ivan Pavlow.

Beside verbal markers for Obedience etc. I use also a clicker for tricks, dog dancing and Freestyle Training.

I train intimidation free ways.

You and your dog have to get a Team and trust each other.

My sunshine doesn’t come from the Sky.

It comes from the love in my animal's eyes