It would seem as though the phrase “dog training” needs no definition. It’s just training a dog. Training is training is training; right? WRONG! There are almost as many ways to define dog training as there are dog owners. Additionally, there are countless jobs, competitive sports, and activities that one can train a dog for, each requiring a unique set of skills that must be mastered by dog and handler.
It is not the goal of K-9 Adventures to focus on any one specialty in dog training that would appeal to only a limited few, nor is it our goal to engage in what we call “spot training,” that is, training that focuses only on an isolated issue related to a dog’s behavior. For instance, training a dog to stop digging holes in the backyard while completely ignoring everything else going on in his life would be an example of spot training.
Likewise, training a dog to stop pulling his owner’s arms from their sockets every time the leash is put on, without looking beyond that single isolated behavior, would be another example of spot training. Such training is incomplete, makes no sense to the dog, and generally produces very limited results.
So what would be a good way to define what correct dog training should look like? While it is true that every dog (and owner) bring a unique story and set of circumstances to the table, our approach to training follows a consistent pattern, and that consistency is what helps to define our CUSTOMIZED dog training.
K-9 ADVENTURES’ CUSTOMIZED DOG TRAINING GOALS