Welcome

What is a Cool Dog? A family member that spends lots of time with the rest of the family – because it’s a pleasure, not a hassle. So when you take that weekend away, you bring your dog. When company comes to the house you won’t be putting your dog outside because there are hors d’oerves on the table. Explore our site, take the quiz, and contact us today to get your dog on the road to coolness!

Cool Dogs Don’t:

  • Pull at the leash
  • Bark excessively
  • Dig and ruin your yard
  • Soil your home
  • Chew destructively
  • Jump on people
  • Growl or bite – ever!

 

Cool Dog Training is about:

  • Building the right relationship
  • Understanding the breed
  • Instructing puppies for adult behavior
  • Socializing with people and other dogs
  • Teaching good manners
  • Promoting attentive listening
  • Learning tricks for fun

Our Training Philosophy

Teach your dog about our human environment and they will be great pets. Start as early as nine weeks of age if possible. Don’t delay, the clock is ticking as puppies brains are etched for life. If you’ve adopted an older dog, don’t worry because it’s a myth that “old dogs can’t learn new tricks.” We can teach dogs at any age. We emphasize the importance of trust and building a lifetime relationship with dog friendly methods! Dogs are easy to train if we make it worth their while in the beginning and continue with consistency. They generally pick up the behavior as a habit since dogs are extremely habitual. Everyone has fun – your dog and you.

A Note About Positive Reinforcement

In the dog-training profession, positive reinforcement has become the preferred method for training family dogs. Long gone are the days of intimidating our pets and acting like alpha dogs ourselves. We have evolved – and thank goodness! Positive reinforcement involves the presentation of a good consequence when the dog has performed. It increases the likelihood that the behavior will occur in the future. And it increases the likelihood that your dog will want to spend time with you and be the “Cool Dog” you have dreamed of having in your family.

What it means to be a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers

When you hire a dog training company or individual, you are trusting that they are current with their training techniques. Educated trainers use effective, friendly training styles. So typically when people join this association they are demonstrating a commitment to continue their education. Some trainers use outdated and unpleasant techniques that can ruin the bond you are seeking to establish with your family pet. Dogs are intelligent and capable of being wonderful companions when relationships are built on mutual respect and trust. Be a dog owner that you would want if you were a dog!
Visit the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and you will find an abundance of credible information about dogs. Perhaps mark this site as a “Favorite or Bookmark” and revisit often as it is an excellent resource. Also, see our Common Problems page for how to change unwanted behaviors like house training, jumping, digging, barking, etc.

We are Certified Evaluators for American Kennel Club’s

STAR Puppy Program &

Canine Good Citizen Certification.

See our Resources page for useful information about dog products and services!

3 Responses to Welcome

  1. Mary Johansson/Christyn King (for Basil) says:

    We were sorry we could not attend the last day of class for Basil. We were in Montana for the 5th class and when we got him from the pet hotel he was sneezing and so the vet checked him and said allergies. He is on Chlortrimeton for it, but since she said it could be cold we did not want to expose the other puppies just in case. We want to thank you so much for the excellent program you have we have been telling everyone about it.
    mary

  2. kim bordelon says:

    Over whelmed 15 month lab , our family needs help I would like to observe a class this sat. What are the times

  3. pat andres says:

    hi lynne, i was recommended to u by my sister, lizza flynn…she had a ton of great stuff to say about u and i wanted to bring in my lil’ guy, ricky bobby, to see u for training…he is a rescue chihuahua/terrier mix and the problem i have if he’s become really aggressive lately, biting people, even people he knows and also myself…unfortunately, i am moving to san diego in about a week…was wondering if u had any referrals in san diego…i realize this is your business and would have loved to take him in to see u as i said, have heard wonderful things about your training and have visited your website…any help would be much appreciated…thank u for your time…

    pat