How We Train

Properly trained, a man can be a dog’s best friend.

[Corey Ford (1902-69)]

At Joyful Dog good manners training and behavior modification are based on clarity, compassion, and communication. Using positive reinforcement-based training, Tellington TTouch®, and customized programs, we’ll help you create a rewarding relationship with your dog.

We focus on making it fun for you both to build the behaviors you like. If problem behaviors should arise, we’ll troubleshoot possible causes and contributing factors, and work with you to design a plan to address them.

We never use fear, pain, or intimidation to achieve our goals. We prefer creating opportunities for your dog to practice the behavior you would like, while helping you develop your own training skills.