Professional Dog Trainer
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Any Size, Any Breed, Any Problem - We Can Unleash Your Dog's Potential
Typical Dog Problems We Regularly Solve:
Obedience, Reactivity, Aggression, Fear, Insecurity, Pulling on Leash, Recall, Biting, Door Manners, Barking, Jumping, Counter Surfing, Stubbornness, ...much more.
Our Dog Training Philosophy
We believe obedience is the key to a well-balanced dog. Through obedience, one can build a solid relationship with their dog that has mutual respect and relevance. Once you have a solid relationship with your dog, obedience can be leveraged to overcome behaviour problems to reach a balanced state. Or, prevent them from developing in the first place if puppy training.
How we deal with behaviour problems or raise a well-balanced dog, is through obedience. We teach the dog some base obedience and then we proof it under distraction so it becomes manageable. Once it becomes manageable, meaning they can hold the obedience that is being asked for in the presence of their triggers (dogs, people, etc.), then we can further advance the dog to understand how to interact with these triggers in a calm and proper manner. We use a combination of reward and correction. A reward is typically food and corrections vary from verbal markers, leash corrections, and via a variety of training collars. Dogs are properly conditioned to any tool prior to it being used and understand the concept of pressure/release. All of us at Unleashed Potential use the NePoPo® training philosophy and training system. Watch this video for a demonstration and further explanation of this successful system.
Stay & Train
In this program, your dog is professionally trained and then integrate them back into your home with instructions on how to make sure what they learned transfers over you.
In this program, we instill the obedience we need through a combination of reward and correction to proof the obedience and leverage it to deal with the problems specific to your dog. A reward is administered by communicating with the dog that they have done right and are being rewarded for doing so. We integrate an e-collar (included in the price) into the teaching system so that it can be used to pressure behaviours when needed to make them reliable. E-Collar Demo .
Once success has been attained to the point that the obedience and problems are controlled, we will integrate your dog back into the home and begin to transfer the results and skills to you.
This program is results-based so and the average length of this program is 4 to 6 weeks but can vary depending on your dog.
This program is great for situations where, but not limited to, your dog pulls on leash, does not listen, does not recall or come when called, jumps up on people, is dog reactive or dog aggressive, is people reactive or aggressive, guards food, growls, barks, goes crazy when people come to the door, and much more.
Dog Training Genesis
The Genesis program is an online program that gives you all the background theory you will need to know as well as all the hands-on training instruction to train or resolve problems with your adult dog or raise a well-bbalanced puppy.
First, you will teach all the base obedience required and then learn how to develop an action plan to deal with any behaviour issues you may need to solve or raise a well-balanced puppy from scratch.
For an inside view of the Dog Training, Genesis Program follow this link: Inside View.