ARE YOU EXPERIENCING BEHAVIORAL ISSUES WITH YOUR DOG? WELL… WE CAN HELP WITH THAT AND QUICKLY!
ADZ K9s offers a variety of training solutions to those who are ready to make a commitment in improving the way they live with their dogs. This includes behavioral solutions, obedience, protection work and off leash training. We believe it’s important to incorporate these types of training into your lifestyle through positive reinforcements. Bridging the gap between you and your dog will not only give you the opportunity to bond with them, you will truly enjoy and love them even more. With over 10 years of training experience, Doron Zohar of ADZ K9s has worked with just about every kind of breed and every type of owner. So, no matter the breed, no matter the condition we can do this together.
What is relevant and practical training?
Dog training has come a long way over the years and relevant/practical is our method to ensure your dog excels and gets the most out of the training. So let’s break it down and understand what is the difference between relevant and practical training.
We understand we need to train our dogs based on the lifestyle we want to live. With each training method we need to take both the breed and the owner into consideration. We recognize keeping your dog in a crate or in kennels all day will only lead to built up energy. The dog will require a program to stimulate its mind and cater to their breed’s needs. With small dogs it is very easy to overexert them when presented by a mental stimulation versus a physical stimulation. We are talking about exhausting the dog to a point where “a tired dog is a happy dog”. With big dogs that naturally enjoy using their mouth for tug work and play; this method is not as effective nor will you get them to stay focused long enough to tire them out.
We often get a client who want to train their dog to do things as seen on television by a very different dog than they own. For Yorkie owners, heavy obedience and/or protection work may not be the best training program. Understanding the breed and the type of energy level your dog has will eliminate the guessing game. By recognizing this from an early stage, we were able to develop an effective type of training which resulted in finding a reward system that works best for their energy level. Part of the practical aspect will be using the most suitable reward system. For high drive dogs who train obedience and/or protection, we introduce playing with a tug as soon as possible. This encourages the dog to process the commands and perform as fast as they possibly can so they can get rewarded and play. For low drive dogs the treat and affection reward system is best, love and affection never fails!
If you have a dog that is fearful of people, sounds and moving objects it is important that we tackle that as soon as possible in order to build trust. We then expose them to anything that makes them tick. It is vital that we consider fear and aggression as the same. Dogs that have bitten people are often mistaken with aggression, which is incorrect. Most dog attacks happen from a place of fear.
Through practical training we can modify this behavior and enjoy a balanced dog that is focused on the owner and resulting in the confidence of taking him/her everywhere!