Why Is Training Important?

Your dog is learning 24 hours a day with - or without - your guidance. Being proactive in your dog's training is excellent mental stimulation - dogs that are bored and unfulfilled tend to find trouble.  Training also opens clear lines of communication to teach your dog rules, boundaries and limitations.

Learning methods of prevention is the best foundation for solving many behavior problems and everyday canine challenges. Training nurtures confidence and predictability in your dog, thus creating a calm, balanced, and well-mannered companion. Our training programs will help create a courteous canine – a true asset to the neighborhood.

Your dog is likely to be a loyal member of your family for more than 10 years; don’t you owe it to yourself to have a well-trained family companion? Training with At the End of Your Leash™ is one of the most invaluable gifts you can give your dog and your family.

Our Methods

At the End of Your Leash treats your dog and family as one unit, helping bring harmony to your home. Using methods of training developed by Jennifer, we draw from the best resources available and her 25+ years of hands-on experience.

Our techniques include the use of proper body language, food, leash handling skills and training collars. As much as possible, we believe in using a combination of true pack leadership, food treats, praise, a favorite toy and play to motivate your companion to want to work with you.  In addition, to prepare you-and your dog- for real-world scenarios, we will teach you how to appropriately correct your dog based on the dog's size, temperament, training collar, and the situation at hand..

Our natural, effective methods create an enjoyable training experience for both you and your dog. This process works for all breeds and types of dogs, allowing for clear communication, reduced training time, better retention, and a greatly enhanced relationship between you and your now well-mannered dog.

A Note On Aggression

In recent years, aggressive behavior in pet dogs has become front-page news. The details of mauling deaths of adults and sudden attacks on children send chills down the backs of dog lovers everywhere. Certain breeds have been singled out as dangerously aggressive; the truth is all breeds, large and small, can and will become dangerously aggressive if unbalanced. The reality behind all of this is that acts of aggression are, in most cases, preventable. By understanding how to address a dog's state of mind, dog owners can become aware of early signs of aggression in their dogs, and correct the imbalances before they lead to tragedy.

We are experienced at working patiently with aggression in all breeds. Our goal is to build trust, respect, and a good working relationship in order to balance the state of mind, and positively modify the unwanted behavior.

To ensure successful training, as well as a happy, confident and well-balanced companion, you and your family are involved with the training process from start to finish! So, if you think you have tried everything to train your dog and are still at the end of your leash, give us a call before you give up on your loyal companion. We have your behavior solutions.