How we do things, and why
There are an unlimited supply of ‘training’ tools on the market. We’ve tried many and found a handful of basic’s provide all we need for the majority of dogs. Here we discuss those that we use for day-to-day use as well as when your dog is acting out or out of control. More info
You give them what?? We use treats when we are teaching dogs what a word or hand signal means, to reinforce good behavior and to help shy dogs open up. Here we discuss the treats we use and why and how to successfully get your pup to work for you and not for food. More info
We are constantly speaking to our dogs, through our body language, the energy we project and our speed. Our sex alone can trigger a dog to either trust or respect us. Being aware of our impacts on our pups and using our bodies to get our dogs to do what we want can improve your communication and your dogs response rate.
Dogs are constantly speaking. They tell us when they’re scared or anxious, when they’re happy and excited and so many other emotions. It may not be verbally, but there is communication happening from dogs to humans much more often then most people are aware of. Becoming aware of this communication is the first step in a long process of reading and interpreting dog behavior.
Communication is happening between dogs anytime they’re together. From across a room, down a sidewalk or in dog parks, dogs are giving multiple signals of their feelings and often their intentions.
Although there isn’t one training method for all dogs, we can group dogs by their personalities and use that to improve their training. By focusing on your pups specific needs, training can go quicker and smoother. At pranaDOGS every dog is treated as an individual. Training methods are geared to their personal needs, rather than one specific plan.
We provide limited training and problem solving
After years of working with dogs in different capacities we have developed a short list of behaviors we put on Cue for all dogs. It’s not all we train but it is what we feel every dog needs to know to be a well-rounded member of society. We call these the Top 10 Behaviors all dogs need to know.
We focus on 2 main issues that affect dogs, including:
Love, Celebrate, Question
- We Love all dogs
- We Celebrate Mixed breed dogs
- We Question processes and procedures affecting those we love