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We provide day care, soon we will provide boarding as well. What we are passionate about, helping you and your pup have a better relationship. Having a great relationship with your pup is not only addressed by correcting the bad behaviors. It is learning how to reach your dog in a way that you can also promote good behaviors. You know, those behaviors that instill joy in us, make us laugh and comfort us when times are rough. Sure, we at Tri Canine Campus can help you reduce or eliminate one of your dog’s bad behaviors with one or maybe two lessons. That is not our goal though. We would much rather teach you how to foster a closer relationship with your furry friend. Create a bond that is much deeper because there is even less friction in that relationship. Learning how your best friend thinks and then how to ‘talk’ to him is the answer. We, as humans, did not learn to talk without learning from someone and investing LOTS of time into practicing. Nor did we truly learn how to communicate (communicating encompasses much more than just talking) without lots of learning and practice. A successful relationship between humans requires good talking skills and communication skills. So does the relationship with our canine companion. Our Shine in Nine program is not only designed to address the most common bad behaviors we find in our pups, it is to ensure that you learn how to communicate with your best friend, instilling confidence in your pup for which he/she will love you all the more. Schedule an evaluation with us. Let us help you become the companion your pup wants and needs you to be.

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What do you love most about your job?

When you see pup after pup fundamently change for the better with just a couple of lessons, that is a recurring confirmation of doing good.

See the joy in the faces of the parents of those pups that are experiencing that change first hand is priceless.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Working for over 20 years in a business that catered to the industrial world and rarely hearing the words Thank You; it was my wife that encouraged me to look at Dog training. A passion that started as a hobby when I lived in Germany and never left me. I took on a trainer position and in short order was promoted to General Manager. As life would have it, the possibility of founding a company with a couple of other talented individuals presented itself and here we are.

Why should our clients choose you?

Those years working in the industrial environment with engineers has shown me one thing, be truthful about what you / your product can and can not do. If you cannot supply what you have promised, you will lose big.

'Fixing' your furry friends issues is not magic. It will take time and commitment. Depending on the pup, some fixes may be very quick and seem magical. Most will require work, patience and persistence.

Why should our clients choose you? Because we are not just trying to sell to you. We truly want to help you become the companion that your pup wants and needs you to be.

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Making sure your pup is trained properly really matters. Without the necessary groundwork, you’re risking your dog’s wellness and security, as well as the safety of any other dogs it comes into contact with. It’s also important your dog is trained so that it can integrate properly with you and your family. Keeping it out of trouble will save you a lot of hassle (and potentially costly repairs too).

Making sure your dog listens to commands is very important. Not only will handling it be less stressful, but it can stop dangerous conflict with other animals. Furthermore, if your dog doesn’t want to listen to you, situations such as dealing with traffic can potentially become fatal. On the upside, having a well-trained pup enables you and your pet to socialise properly with other dogs and their owners.

Having a dog that is obedient means that life around the home becomes plain sailing. With good manners, your dog will be able to tell the difference between right and wrong behaviour, while being able to foster good relationships with other members of your family. These connections can help to build a fruitful relationship with your pet as part of the family. Time well spent together will allow you to both grow together, sharing experiences and creating the type of memories that make having a pet so worth it.

How about becoming an authority figure yourself? Although your trainer will help your dog get up to scratch, they will also teach you a great deal about the fundamentals of dog training. This includes not only how to handle your own dog, but principals that you can use to understand and better interact with other dogs too. Being able to help out less-informed dog owners can be a wonderful gift to have, and something that you can take further if you enjoy it.

Having a well-trained dog also means that taking your pet to the veterinarian will be a lot easier than it would be otherwise. Considering the nature and volume of work that they have to do, being a vet is tough, let alone dealing with an uncooperative pet in their surgery. In some cases, dogs can become violent when approached by a vet – definitely something they don’t need. By having your dog properly trained, you can avoid injuries – for both your dog and your vet – as well as unnecessary embarrassment upon visits.

When hiring someone to train your dog, there is plenty to think about. The needs of both you and your pet have to be considered and so taking some time to sit down and work out what is important to you is a must. Down below are a few of the questions you might ask when it comes to finding the right dog trainer –

Should I go for group or private training? Each comes with pros and cons – those with a brand new dog can expect their pet to socialise and start to develop relationships with other dogs.

Does my dog need generalised training or would training in a specific area suit it better? One example of this is if your dog has an issue with barking, or separation anxiety. In these cases, someone that can specialise in tackling these issues would be optimal.

Do I need long-term training or do I need a quick fix? Goals such as conditioning your dog for agility or developing a routine will need more time with a trainer.

You should also take care to see what type of strategies your trainer uses. There are a wide variety of techniques that can be applied in order to change your dog’s behaviour – but not all of these involve kindness and care. It’s good to talk to prospective trainers about the ways in which they choose to teach your dog, including methods of both discipline and praise. Techniques such as positive reinforcement are very beneficial for dogs and are particularly powerful, while being enjoyable for them.

While your dog is your priority, how you communicate with your trainer is important too. Your trainer’s should be able to translate their understanding into constructive advice. A good trainer can tell you both what is working in terms of training your dog, and what isn’t. This includes passing on insights of what to do to correct certain issues, while conveying these ideas in a constructive, friendly way. In order to do this, a trainer needs to not only be able to express themselves clearly, but also be diplomatic and observant.

There are various ways in which you can choose to train your dog. Some owners opt for private lessons, while others will put their dog through group daycare.

Group sessions are valuable not only because they are more budget friendly, but also because they are better as a long-term option. This is because your pet will have time to get to grips with a wider variety of commands. However one-on-one training provides your dog with lessons that are specially tailored to their needs, helping them learn in the best way for them.

There are also the various levels of obedience training to take into account. As well as classes specifically for puppies, there are basic educational classes, adult training, agility and advanced tutoring. Which of these you go for can affect pricing, as well as how quickly your dog learns (depending on its needs and comprehension).

Yes! You might be surprised to hear that dog training can be done remotely, through online video platforms like Zoom. They can take the form of group sessions or one-to-one classes to tackle certain individual behavioural issues. Many customers prefer online dog training for all sorts of reasons, like saving on travel time and costs.

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