Why our in-home dog obedience training is successful!

At Value Dog Training, we tailor training sessions to your dog’s needs. To do that, we need to see them in their natural habitat – your home. At home, your dog is comfortable with his family and not stressed because he is surrounded by strange, barking, nervous dogs. How can you learn how to answer your door without doggie-drama anywhere but your own home? Your home presents unique challenges and situations that can’t be reproduced in a store environment.

That’s why we come to you. But, you may ask – a few hours? Really? Dogs are simple creatures. Not stupid, but simple. They communicate in simple terms; they have simple questions with simple answers. Once we teach you how to communicate with your dog in a way they understand, the rest is, well…simple!

Our dog obedience methods are easy. We use the basic training and along with you being in control of your dog. You learn how to communicate with your dog and, yes, you might need some extras. At Value Dog Training, we do use shock collars, prong collars, and chain chokes. We do not believe in hitting, but we do believe in a firm and assertive voice if needed.

Communication between dog and owner based upon mutual respect is our goal!
What happens after the in-home dog obedience is complete? After training, you are encouraged to contact us with questions, concerns or any issues anytime the need arises. You are never alone even after training. Call us the next day or 3 years later – we will answer your questions and address any concerns.

Contact us today for a Free 15 Minute Phone Consult (916) 201-7080 to schedule an appointment.
Service Areas Sacramento, Placer, Yolo and El Dorado Counties, and parts of Nevada County

Dog Training Tips

Dog Training Tips

Dog Training Tips

6 Tips Before You Start Training Your Dog

These 6 training tips will help you before you start a dog training program

1. Get everybody on-board – Make sure you and other family members use commands consistently so your dog doesn’t get confused. Also, make sure family members aren’t unintentionally rewarding unwanted behavior and that everyone is on-board with training the dog.

2. Train when your dog is in the right state of mind – Puppies can have short attention spans, so train her in an area without distractions and choose a time when she’s not overly energetic or excited. If the training session is not going well, try exercising her for a short time or quit and try again a little later.

3. Start simple – Start with simple commands such as Sit or Here to help build confidence, then slowly move on to more difficult commands. Teach one or two commands at a time until he or she has it down, then reinforce the mastered commands as you teach new ones by finding ways to work them into your dog’s daily routine.

4. Use what motivates your dog – Luckily, most dogs are motivated by food which makes things a lot easier for us who are doing the training, but don’t forget dogs are also motivated by affection and praise. At Value Dog Training we use more praise or non food rewards.

5. Be in the right mood – Always work with your dog when you’re relaxed and in a positive frame of mind. If you’re tired or in a bad mood, you can become frustrated or impatient, which is not good for you or your dog. Yelling at your dog or using punishment while training is counter-productive and will cause your dog to distrust you.

6. Use the right tone of voice – It’s important to use the right tone of voice for different commands. Use an upbeat and energetic tone of voice when giving commands that are active, such as Here. Use an authoritative tone of voice when training passive commands that require some restraint, such as the Sit, Wait or Down commands. Dogs also love animated praise and sometimes react just as much to the tone of what we’re saying as the actual words themselves.

We would be more than happy to help you with these 6 dog training tips or any dog training issues you might be having with your dog! Contact us at 916-201-7080

Training is an obligation not an option