General Information

All of our training programs are designed to first explain the behavioural problem, the common motivators that created or contributed to its development, and then give detailed training exercises to correct them. Immediately following each descriptive exercise, a section devoted to common questions and their answers can be found. We have also included a section on ‘helpful hints’ that will aid you in implementing each exercise.

An understanding, and use, of Verbal Markers, and Positive and Negative reinforcement is needed to use some of our training programs. In these cases, that section is included at no extra cost within the lesson. (Please refer to the section on Verbal Markers, Use of Tone, and Positive and Negative reinforcement, if you have not already done so, before you start the lesson.)

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"The Top Ten Reasons That Toilet Training Hasn't Worked"


Problems with toilet training pups is the most frequently requested information from a professional trainer. This program does not detail how to toilet train dogs, as many people can get that far, but rather identifies commonly overlooked issues that hinder its reliability. The Toilet Training: Trouble Shooting guide, details the 10 most common reasons why owners run into trouble with reliable toilet training. Once the specific reason(s) is identified the owner can then take steps to rectify the problem(s) and achieve success. The program deals with commonly overlooked issues like: Lack of adequate supervision in the early stages of toilet training; Inability to access the desired toilet area; Confusion and lack of consistency in training and many others.

"The Problem of Jumping Up"


The behaviour of jumping up on people is typically learned in, or carried on through, puppy-hood. Frequently, this behaviour is rewarded, either intentionally by giving the pup attention or food, or inadvertently by not purposefully correcting it whenever it occurs. Correcting jumping up requires consistent intervention each and every time it is exhibited. Correcting the behavioural problem of jumping up can be done with the following training exercises. The most effective and direct way to extinguish this troublesome behaviour is to use both positive and negative reinforcement. The second most common issue pertaining to the problem behaviour of jumping up is on inanimate things like counters and furniture to obtain desired resources. A good example is that of a dog that jumps up on the kitchen table to steal food. Negative reinforcement works best for the problem of jumping up on inanimate things. Certain dogs will refrain from jumping up while wearing the leash, but revert back to old patterns when the leash is removed. Find out how to fix these nuisance behaviours from occurring.