Mary works with owners on how to build a more positive bond with their dog, which in turn leads to a better behaved companion.
By building engagement between the dog and the owner, Mary lays a foundation that allows other learning to take place. This thoughtful approach will do wonders in helping the dog focus on you and make learning the basic commands of sit, stay, leave-it, down,come and loose leash walking a joy for both the owner and the dog.
The end result is that a positive learning relationship exists. This is the key link in establishing continued learning between you and your companion.
The system Mary uses is primarily reward based training.There is an emphasis on marking the behaviors that you like while re-enforcing the positive relationship that you have with your companion.
Mary’s training includes motivational techniques based on the primary drive of each dog using food, play, toys, and praise with the thoughtful appropriate application of aversion.
To get started in building that best friend relationship contact Mary Hirt.