Temecula Dog Training
With our innovative Balanced Reward Dog Training System© Dog Pro offers the most effective dog training program available today! Our training is based on solid behavioral science, common sense and more than 20 years experience.
Our training offers:
ONE COMMAND OBEDIENCE RESPONSE
ON & OFF LEASH OBEDIENCE
PRIVATE & GROUP INSTRUCTION
CUSTOMIZED TRAINING FOR PUPPIES THROUGH ADULT DOGS
EMPHASIS ON TRAINING THE OWNER/FAMILY MEMBERS...INCLUDING CHILDREN!
NO NEED FOR ELECTRIC COLLARS & NO BRIBERY WITH FOOD
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"After finishing in-home training with Dog Pro my friends actually thought that we had traded our dog for a new dog. It really is a miracle!"
- R. Timmett, Temecula, CA
"Tim was wonderful to work with...his knowledge about dogs seemed unending. If you need a dog trainer Dog Pro is your best choice. Highly recommended!"
- A. Floto, Spring Valley, CA
Temecula Dog Training - Effective, Realistic & Personalized
As Dog Pro's owner and trainer Tim Church is committed to being the Temecula dog trainer who provides dog owners with an effective and realistic solution to their dog training and behavior needs. With more than 20 years experience Tim has developed the Balanced Reward Dog Training System© that treats every dog as an individiual and allows each dog to reach its full potential. This innovative system also equips dog owners with the skills and knowledge necessary to confidently train their dog and correct unwanted behavior.
Unlike the so-called dog experts who purchase meaningless titles and memberships in various "dog trainer associations", and who espouse ineffective training methods that focus on soothing the feelings of dog owners rather than on building an strong working relationship with their dog, Dog Pro is a Temecula dog training company devoted to educating people and training dogs through the use of effective, proven and humane methods.
"Before starting training with Tim we brought our American Bulldog puppy 'Tank' to several training classes. Two classes were at one of the big pet store chains and the other was at local dog day care and training facility. The trainers used only positive methods and everyting centered around giving our dog treats. After all the classes and despite lots of hard work, Tank's obedience and behavior were only mediocre.
"After talking with Tim and learning about how his training was based on leadership and relationship, we decided to give Dog Pro's program a try. As soon as we learned and applied Tim's leadership principles we began seeing dramatic results. Tank is now obedient and well-mannered, but still has all his personality. I can't say enough about how Tim helped us."
Tim has trained nearly 4,000 dogs using his time-tested, personalized training system that is based upon canine psychology and real world experience. The Balanced Reward Dog Training System© allows every dog to reach its full potential.
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Temecula Dog Whisperer Blog - Posted by Tim Church September 10, 2010
A Note About Positive & Negative Reinforcement
Just about every dog trainer you talk to has their own special method for training dogs. While there are certainly many legitimate dog training methods and philosophies, there are two dominant schools of thought:
1. Postive Reinforcement Only (generally treat based and excludes "negative" reinforcement).
2. Balanced Reinforcement (utilizes both positive and negative reinforecement)
Historically the majority of dog trainers have employed some version of the balanced reinforcement training method. Today dog trainers using positive reinforcement exclusively seem to be in the majority and they have become very vocal in their criticism of dog trainers who use both positive AND negative reinforcement. In fact, one Temecula dog trainer says, "In the dog training profession, positive reinforcement is the only acceptable method for training family dogs". This wine country trainer goes on to infer that dog trainers who use negative reinforcement are not "evolved"and that they "intimidate" dogs by acting like "alpha dogs".
As a trainer who takes a balanced reinforcement approach I neither use nor condone techniques such as the "alpha rollover". "Positive only" trainers try to associate balanced reinforcement trainers with these and other more sensational methods like shock collars in order to falsely label them as "abusive" and "unevolved". I believe that establishing a relationship with your dog wherein you are the leader or "alpha" is neither intimidating nor unhealthy for the dog. On the contrary, any dog trainer who doesn't work to develop the leadership skills of their client, as it relates to their dog, is ignorant and irresponsible.
In the world of dogs you either lead or you follow. If you don't take the initiative in leading your dog then it's a sure bet that it will assume the leadership role and its obedience will be inconsistent at best.
I am currently working with several dogs who have gone through training programs with this particular "positive only" trainer. The results they achieved were almost non-existent and the techniques the dog owners were taught to correct problem behaviors were completely ineffective. In the case of a young labrador retriever that was jumping and mouthing aggressively the owners were taught techniques that actually fueled the dogs bad behavior rather than correcting it!
The most effective training program is one that uses both positive and negative reinforcement, is developed for a specific dog and is customized based upon what the individual dog is receptive to. This is the type of program offered by Dog Pro. If you want your dog to be more motivated by a treat than by your own verbal and physical praise then you should start working with one of the local "positive only" trainers. If, on the other hand, you want to have a dog that fully motivated by its desire to please you then get in touch with a trainer who uses a balanced reinforcement training method.
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Temecula Dog Whisperer Blog - Posted by Tim Church
Treating your dog like a human will almost always result in your dog treating you like a DOG!
Remember that your dog possesses the same basic drives, instincts and reflexes as this apex predator. So, get involved in a realistic, naturally effective dog training program.
It’s natural for dog owners to treat their pets like they would want to be treated. Dog owners aren’t alone in this mindset, many dog trainers actually share this unhealthy view of human/dog interaction. What’s worse is that they actually promote this destructive philosophy with their clients. This unnatural outlook concerning dogs motivates some of them to remove anything that might be perceived as “negative” from their training programs. In fact, there are schools of thought concerning dog training methods and canine behavior that espouse using only positive reinforcement when training a dog. “Purely positive” dog training methods certainly sound more humane, and who wants to be negative towards their dog anyway?
The thing that the promoters of these positive only methods forget to consider is; what’s the natural training philosophy for dogs? How does a dog think? What motivates the dog? What is the basis for a dogs relationship with us and with other dogs? Domesticated dogs adhere to a well-defined way of thinking socially within their pack/family. This pack social structure is known as Dominance Hierarchy. Within this social structure a well-defined pecking order is established and it is critical that the dog recognize their human family members as positionally superior to themselves within the pack .
The reason leadership within your family/pack is so vital is that if your dog doesn’t see you as a leader it’s going to treat you like a subordinate pack member. That means they do what they want, when the want and how they want. Who are you to question them anyway, if you’re subordinate to them? They’re the ones who did what it took to establish themselves as the leader/alpha.
Effective dog obedience training first determines which techniques are going to be effective with the individual dog. Then the dog trainer works with the owner AND the dog together in order to establish healthy communication and a well-balanced relationship that results in obedience, good behavior and a dog that clearly views their owner as the pack leader.
Temecula dog trainers vary in their training philosophies. There are some dog trainers in Temecula who promote the unnatural idea that only positive reinforcement offers a complete and effective dog training solution. Ask questions and find out if the trainer you’re talking to really understands how dogs think or whether their dog training program is based upon what “feels good” rather than what is best for the dog.
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- The Temecula Dog Training Program
- The Temecula Protection Dog Training Program
- Temecula Dog Trainer Information
- The Temecula Dog Behavior Modification Program
- The Free In-Home Dog Behavior Analysis
Dog Pro, Inc. is a full service dog training company serving Temecula, Murrieta as well as Riverside and San Diego Counties. Dog Pro specializes in private dog training for obedience, problem solving/behavior modification and personal protection. With personalized in-home dog training Dog Pro offers the most effective dog training classes possible to Temecula, Murrieta and San Diego dog owners. The dog training programs offered by Dog Pro focus on training owners, not just dogs. Dog Pro has more than 20 years professional dog training experience, training over 3,500 dogs. These include state and county law enforcement K-9 teams, United States Naval Working Dog Program, as well as helping professional athletes and celebrities with private training for their dogs.