Aunt Karen’s Lucky Dogs offers Puppy Coach programs for gentle socialization, good manners and functional obedience; Adolescent Survival programs with targeted workshops for help during your dog’s “teenage” stage; and, Drool and Dazzle workshops to add a little spit and polish to your adult dog’s obedience skills.
Karen Comstock, MA, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA uses Reward Based, Force-Free training which relies on praise and rewards such as food, praise, toys and games to reinforce behaviors that you want while eliminating unwanted behaviors. Reward Based training strengthens the emotional bond you have with your dog and stimulates your dog’s natural desire to learn. Your dog will love to train and will gladly cooperate when you do not use force.
Aunt Karen’s training method does not include any electronic collars or choke chains. Firmly grounded in the science of animal learning and behavior, training with Aunt Karen is force-free and follows Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive (LIMA) practices. Your training time is spent helping your dog learn the behavior that you want and allowing unwanted behaviors to fade away.
Creating positive emotions and rewarding consequences helps produce predictable behavior and gives your dog the opportunity to be a cooperative and enthusiastic learner! Harsh corrections and dominance training can teach your dog to fear you and may create even more unwanted behaviors.
So please be kind! Your dog will learn to love training. Reward your dog consistently for behaviors you want, build trust and get a lifetime of loyalty — the loving bond that you want!
Aunt Karen is a Certified Behavior Consultant-Canine using Applied Behavior Analysis and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer using reward-based force-free training methods. She specializes in right-start puppy raising, troubleshooting behavior problems, prevention and mitigation of canine aggression and rehabilitation of misunderstood dogs who are lucky enough to get a second chance.
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