How we train

*Animal Intuitions – Dolphin & whale shows -
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What do we all have in common?
We train with the same positive methods!


Animal Intuitions, LLC is founded on inspiring and enriching positive training and we are so happy you’ve landed on this page! It’s the most important page of all: How your dog will be treated while training with us.

We will answer 5 questions you should ask every single dog trainer before training with them.

What happens when the dog gets it right?

Your dog will receive a reward and we will provide that reward based on what the dog finds reinforcing, not what the trainer or owner find reinforcing. While training, we will observe to see that your dog enjoys the treat, affection, toys, environment, etc and we will stop using it if it is not the right motivator for your dog. We need your dog to be an active participant in training and we want them to enjoy it!

What happens when the dog gets it wrong?

It means the humans have screwed up. If the dog gets it wrong, we did not set them up for success. If the dog gets it wrong, we must re-evaluate the plan. In other words, the dog is never wrong. So if your dog does something other than what we are looking for, we choose from re-directing, ignoring, and re-setting. Your dog will never be punished for doing a behavior we didn’t want.

Are there any less intrusive ways to get the behavior?

We are using the least intrusive methods we know. If we learn about something new, we’ll switch!

What tools could be used while training my dog?

Event Markers (like a clicker), reinforcements (treats, toys, affection, environment), 4-8 foot leashes, and harness are some of our favorites!

What tools will not be used while training my dog?

We will never use: prong, chain or shock collars, punishing training techniques such as yanking, jerking, and popping, yelling, “Pssssts” or “Eh” sounds, prodding, or pinching, squirt bottles or coin cans.  We will also be aware if your dog finds an intended reward aversive too. For example, not all dogs love food or affection. We will not use something unrewarding.

Contact us if you have questions: 630-53-PUPPY

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