Training should be fun for both you and your dog. The Canine Classroom relies heavily on Positive Reinforcement Methods. We find out what best motivates the dog and use that consistently as positive reinforcement. The conclusion of any dog training session should always include praise, as this leads to immediate results. Always end the training session on a positive note by allowing the dog to complete a command correctly even if it is a simple one such as ‘sit'. The praise and reward should be exaggerated rather than subdued.
The Canine Classroom has successfully trained thousands of dogs over the years in the Portland, Beaverton, Hillsborough, Tigard and surrounding areas. We help dogs and their owners with everything from basic dog training to solving severe behavior problems. Our results-oriented approach resolves dog behavioral issues and successfully teaches dogs to be predictable and obedient. With our dog training methods, we will also teach owners to properly interact and work with their dog. The reality is that it takes about three times as long to condition a person than it does a dog. This is because dogs think in a very linear and simple manner, whereas people think in a very complex manner. Therefore, people tend to question each step when dogs just do what is asked of them. Our training programs show the owner how to be clear and consistent with words and body language, so that a dog will be focused and do what is asked. The Canine Classroom dog training methods are based on psychological conditioning principles - this makes it very easy for the dog to be trained in minutes, and simple for the person to understand. While we utilize various conditioning strategies, the elemental factor of motivation is the most important of all. All dogs do not respond to the same motivation whether praise, treats or toys