As a passionate dog lover and lifelong student of animal training, I look forward to helping you and your dog build a stronger, more communicative relationship. My approach centers strongly on the bond between dog and handler, and the canine learning theory behind strengthening this connection.
Research shows us that animals learn best when motivated by positive reinforcement under low stress. For this reason, my training philosophy is built on a solid foundation of motivation and properly timed rewards.
No two dogs are the same, just as no two handlers are the same. Training sessions with Summit K9 are highly individualized, centering on the specific learning needs of each and every client. While training programs are structured, purposeful, and balanced, plans are created on an individual basis to help you and your dog hone skills more quickly and easily than traditional group obedience programs.
Building skills that translate into real world scenarios are of the utmost importance when building training strategies. I strive to integrate novel environments and obstacles into my training sessions, providing fun and exciting classes that produce happy, well adjusted companions.
Sessions can be formatted to fit your training goals, whether you are laying the foundations in puppy training, honing more advanced skills, or tackling challenging problem behaviors.