Our Next Classes
from 7 to 8pm
Nose Work Class - What's this? This is a class for every dog! Reactive dogs, curious dogs, lazy dogs, lazy owners. Fun class...
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Life Skills Course- This course are for those wanting to know more how to teach your dog everyday manners. More info>>
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24
November No Class
December 3, 10, 17
Where? in Merivale, 96 Bristol Street
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Introduction The inspiration for the name of our dog training name came when we took off our dog's collar and he looked great naked! plus it really says everything about our philosophy of dog training.
Less Leash, More Control is our byline. Our 'naked' philosophy is that a dog should be managed, ultimately, by voice and/or body language. A naked dog is an educated dog. It knows its place in the world. He's our animal companion rather than merely a pet.
Can you take off your dog's collar and still have him under voice control?
Dogs don't naturally behave the way we want them to behave; they must learn to adjust to a human environment. When we train, we aren't looking to end up with a spit-and-polish dog who obeys our every command with military precision but rather, to establish leadership and promote respectful submission by using the things they like to do as reinforcement for things we want them to do. Set the rules and they will follow most of them and be rewarded.
By teaching your dog that he can rely on you to be their source of fun, you'll find that your relationship with your dog will naturally improve. When your relationship matures, both you and your dog will enjoy each others company.
Let's inspire some balance into our lives. The time that you put into managing your dog in your environment will reward you and your dog for years to come. The question is.... how do you get there?
"The strongest leash of all is that invisible leash that connects one heart to another, and it's built of love & trust. The sad reality is that the heart's invisible leash is often broken or has never been built.
Dogs who wear collars do not have to wear them forever. The need for leads and collars begins to disappear as training progresses.
If the training is thorough and followed through to off leash control, the collar becomes just another intermediate step in the training process. It is up to the handler to continue training to the point where equipment is necessary only to obey leash laws and protect the dog."
Suzanne Clothier, world reknown dog trainer/ behaviouralist