The goal is for your dog to be on a flat buckle traditional color at the end of the training, walking with a loose leash by your side. Important to remember that any tool you use with your dog is only as good as your knowledge of how to handle and appropriately use the tool. What you want is the tools best able to help your pup most easily respond to the training process. During a free-of-charge meet & greet, we will access your dog with you, by asking pertinent questions to decide together which tools we will use to achieve your goals.
After Susan explains all the training collar options – the flat buckle, Martingale, Starmark, Prong & Back-up collars – we will choose the best collar for your dog’s temperament.
Being that you don’t want sore hands and more importantly, your leash is a direct connection to your dog we will show you the best options.
E-Collars (Remote Training Collars)
Errol & Tia’s method is to use an E-Collar as an attention-getter and we need to use a remote training collar that delivers a subtle sensation. If an E-Collar is the choice you make, it will be paramount to learn from us the precision timing necessary for optimal results. We have been training dogs for years using E-Collars at Errol & Tia and we love the quicker progress they provide.
If you want to establish reliable off-leash walking, playing, and running with your dog, introducing long lines will help you achieve that goal. We start with 15ft. long lines and work up to successfully accomplishing 30ft long line Lessons before off-leash skills are attainable.
At Errol & Tia’s we can train your dog by giving tiny treats at the correct moment motivating your dog to remember what behaviors you are rewarding. During our lessons we quickly randomize those small treats, motivating the dogs to work harder, and eventually, we eliminate them altogether. At Errol & Tia we can also train your dog without the use of treats, we can easily find other motivators for your pup to be engaged. During the formal training Susan received at The Seeing Eye there were no treats given to the puppies in training to become Seeing Eye Dogs.