Patience, Communication, Structure, Discipline and reinforcement.
Every dog has a unique personality and disposition. These make training your dog a unique and challenging process. Coupled with this is the barrier of communication which we all struggle with even with our human friends. Dogs don't speak our language and in fact don't really use a verbal language at all. Our Challenge in training is opening the lines of communication, setting clear predictable rules, ensuring safety with precise, consistent and systematic reinforcement of the behaviors we would prefer and the removal of all reinforcement for the behavior we might find bothersome.
So, whether you're starting out with a new puppy, adopting a rescue, integrating a new dog into your family, seeking training for an adult dog or looking for additional help with exercising your dog, you have found a great resource in OC Canine Coaching.
I want everyone who calls me for help to enjoy a simple and understandable relationship with their dog(s), very much like I do with my own. There are very clear and manageable ways to achieve this and while it does take work, I can't imagine anything more rewarding. I think of my dogs as my pseudo children and just like silly little forever 2 year old children, they need consistent guidance and structure. Training never really stops. My training is reward based and I prefer to use the accuracy of a simple clicker which I have found can drastically speed up training and make it even more fun for the dog. You will find my corrections are minimal and I am very concerned about over punishing dogs since it hampers the learning process. Choke, prong and e collars are not in my current bag of tricks. I don't find the need to dominate your dog and instill fear like other trainers. I don't subscribe to the faulty wolf pack mentality of heavy handed celebrity trainers. The Alpha(Pack Theory) model has been blown apart and we now have a much clearer understanding of how dogs live, breed flourish in our company.
On top of superb obedience training I can guide you through achieving a healthier dog and better behaved dog through my education in nutrition and health maintenance. Just like people, what you put in is what you get out. Dogs who aren't healthy don't train well. Ask me why my dogs are so soft, don't have hot spots, dental problems, fleas, and are always an ideal weight.
OC Canine Coaching also offers a convenient board and train program.
You can board your dog and have it trained while you away on vacation or just out of town. We are selective on the dogs we take in and have limited space so please call in advance.
OC Canine Coaching proudly services most of the Orange County area including:
Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Irvine, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Orange, Tustin, Westminster, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, Villa Park, Garden Grove, and Fountain Valley