The training method prefered by service dog trainers, Military trainers, and police alike. In its simplest form, balanced training is showing a dog that their choices and behaviors can result in either pleasant or unpleasant results.
Balanced Training —


Studies have shown that dogs can only correlate events that happen within 1.3 second of each other (some even shorter). For this reason it is very important to mark (saying yes or no) as soon as possible when you notice your dog doing something good or bad so you can respond accordingly.


No matter how you train, consistency will make or break your progress. All it takes is letting your dog get away with something once to ensure they will try it again. The key is to stay consistent while you train and once they have mastered the skill, then there is room for play.


Motivations are the keys to understanding and training any dog. There are two types of motivation: Positive, and negative. Positive motivations consists of things such as giving your dog a treat or praise when they do something good while negative motivations would be something such as giving a “pop” on the leash when they do something bad.

Saphira & Royce       

Believe it or not. Here are two four month old puppies giving their focus to their owners while in a off leash down. All thanks to balanced training giving them the patience they needed to hold back their wild playfulness.

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As always, consult a professional before use of a new training tool.
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