When working with animals weighing upwards of 800 lbs., force is not an option...you don’t need to put a prong collar on a dolphin or, for that matter, your family dog in order to achieve the results your are looking for. Force should not be an option with the family dog!”
- Kellita Joanou-former marine mammal trainer
SAYING NO TO PUNISHMENT
We believe there are three reasons why we should say “NO” to punishment. One, it damages the relationship with you and the dog. Punishment can cause anxiety, distrust, or defensive behaviors! Two, its sends the wrong message to the dog. He may not relate the punishment to the crime at all. Instead, he may decide things just can’t be done in front of you! Three, it discourages the dog from offering behaviors. He may not choose to do for you willingly.
Our training is based on pawsitive reinforcement, motivation and extinction. We are All Ways Pawsitive! We focus on replacing unwanted behaviors with wanted behaviors, and building good habits and manners. Dogs learn by association and repetition and through the modern technique of clicker training, rewarding good behaviors and distracting and replacing bad behaviors, we can help you build a pawsitive well mannered pet. This unique method of training will help you extinct problem behaviors forever and help ensure your pets will stay in your home forever!
All of us at All Ways Pawsitive have spent many hours visiting and working with animals from shelters. The reasons people consistently state for giving up their pets are usually solvable training and behavioral issues! This is why we focus not only on training, but behavior as well.
All Ways Pawsitive Pet Behavior & Training will help you resolve behavior problems by helping you understand why your pets do what they do! There is no quick resolution to any pet behavior problem, but there are resolutions! We focus on solving the problem forever, while showing you how to set your pet up for success through the use of positive force-free methods of training and behavior modification.