At Salty Dog, we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to you and your dog’s training success. We provide a balanced and natural approach founded on our studies of canine behavior and communication.
We teach people how to be their dog’s leader. When a dog has a good leader they are more calm and at peace. None of our methods involve physical domination or bullying. Our techniques involve creating an environment based on respect where the dog understands what is expected of them and how they fit in with your family.
We often use different tools depending on the needs of each dog and their person. Tools are used to communicate, not necessarily to physically manage. Certain tools are not bad, only humans using them incorrectly or harshly without proper training is bad. I use a wide variety of tools such as treats, toys, slip leads, leashes, long-lines, head collars, prong collars, bark collars and E-collars. When you learn to communicate properly with a specific tool it can really open your world up with your dog. However, the most important tool is you and your state of mind. When you are calm and confident, your dog will feel your demeanor and will be more apt to take you seriously and listen to your instruction.
Our approach to training and behavior modification is for real people in everyday life. We want to help you and your dog succeed in understanding each other to have a more fun, respectful, and harmonious relationship.