When training your dog we recommend a front clip harness and a flat leash. Our favorite is the Freedom Harness. We do not use any shock/E collars, choke chains, prong collars or retractable leashes.
In positive reinforcement training our top priority is your dogs well being. We want both you and your dog to be having a good and stress free time when training. We look for the things your dog does correctly and reward those things instead of honing in on what they are doing that we find undesirable. We then replace those undesirable behaviours with ones we like.
They get reinforced! Reinforcing a behaviour with something your dog likes such as treats, toys or praise (preferred reinforcement will depend on the dog) will increase the likelihood they do that desirable behaviour more often.
We avoid your dog doing undesirable things by setting them up to succeed from the start. If your dog does perform an undesirable behaviour we redirect it to a behaviour that we do like and have reinforced in that past. We do not punish your dog for doing anything incorrectly.