The pranaDOGS Approach

There is an unlimited supply of ‘training’ tools on the market. We’ve tried many and found a few essential items to provide all we need. Here we discuss the things we use day-to-day, as well as those we use when your dog is acting up or out of control.

Here are the tools we use, and why.

Treats!! We utilize treats when teaching a dog what a word or hand signal means. Treats are a great way to reinforce good behavior and to help shy dogs open up. Here we discuss the goodies we use and how to successfully get your pup to work for you instead of food.

More about using treats.

Dogs talk, are you listening?

Dogs are continually speaking. They tell us when they are scared or anxious, or when they are happy and excited, and so much more. Communication is happening from dogs to humans much more frequently than most people are aware of. Becoming conscious of this communication is the first step in reading and interpreting dog behavior.

We are continually speaking to our dogs, not just verbally but also through our body language, the energy we project, and speed. Our sex alone can trigger a dog to either respect or mistrust us. By being aware of our impacts, we can significantly improve our communication and response rate.

Communication is happening among dogs when they are together. Across a room, down a sidewalk, or in a dog park, dogs give multiple signals of how they feel and their intentions.

We Provide Training and Problem Solving

Although there isn’t one training method that works for all dogs, if we group them by their personalities, we can improve their training. By focusing on your dog’s specific needs, training will go much quicker and smoother. At pranaDOGS, every dog is an individual. Training methods center around their personal needs, rather than a one size fits all plan.

After years of working with many dogs in different capacities, we have developed a shortlist we call the Top 10 Behaviors All Dogs Need to Know. Behaviors we feel every dog should know to be a well-rounded member of society.

We focus on 2 main issues that affect dogs, including: