Reward Based Dog Training Methods
The system of dog training we use was put together by one of the top pet dog, sport dog, and protection dog trainers in the world, Michael Ellis. His innovative training system is changing the way many dog trainers around the country train dogs. It is a scientifically based system that combines many of the best aspects of the past with new developments in the worlds of pet dog training, sport training, police K9 training and service dog training techniques. Using the psychological philosophies of operant and classical conditioning (Pavlov’s theory), Michael developed a reward-based system that breaks down complicated exercises into much smaller parts.
Before we ever ask for anything from any dog, we build a relationship of mutual trust through positive reinforcement. With the use of food or toys, we prepare a dog to become engaged and eager to please. Our dog training system makes them WANT to obey us, which makes it very fun and easy to train them. Each training session really becomes playtime, full of games, food rewards and toy play for both the dog and trainer.
Once the dog fully understands what is expected on a specific command, we use fair and consistent corrections to prevent disobedient behaviors. In other words, the dog must know exactly why it is getting corrected so it can avoid that correction in the future. This correction must come only after we are 100% sure that the dog knows the command and is simply choosing to ignore it. The chain pet stores would love to make you believe that you can train your dog completely with just food and praise. Around 80% of our clients have already tried these methods and did not find the help that they needed and continued to look for a better solution. We believe that the balance between reward and discipline is crucial to make the most confident, stable and well-rounded dog possible. Watch our videos to see the disposition of dogs we have trained.
The dog training methods we use works for all breeds, sizes, ages and temperaments.
- Obedience Training
- Agility Training
- Puppy Training
- Dog Aggression
- Human Aggression
- Fearful Dogs
- Nervous Dogs
- Potty Training
- Therapy Training
- Service Dog Training
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5 out of 5 starsposted 3 weeks ago
I am amazed at the difference in our German Shepherd after training with Innovative! We are so thankful! Sean and Mandie were so great to work with and treated Lili like she was their own.
5 out of 5 starsposted 4 months ago
First I want to start off saying thank you to David, Sean and everyone at Innovative K9! We are truly grateful we found their webpage and contacted them. They are worth every penny!! We have a 10 month and are beyond happy with the results. Our 4 year old son and our dog (Pepe) are best friends! We see Pepe taking care and protecting him everyday. Not just that, but when my son wants to play with him he can and we don’t have to worry about our dog getting aggressive, he’s playful, gentle, caring and lovable. Once again thank you to everyone who took the time to train our Pepe and didn’t give up! We can never thank you enough!
5 out of 5 starsposted 2 months ago
My puppy has had some dominance aggression issues and had a lot of difficulty minding us. He spent 3 weeks with Innovative, and is like a whole new dog (in the best possible way). We've still got a ways to go, but the foundation they helped us lay is invaluable. A few days ago, we were out on a walk, and a neighbor's dog out loose came at us snapping, snarling, growling, with his hackles up. Dipper minded me perfectly, and was totally nonplussed by the whole affair. Before Innovative, this would have been a recipe for a nasty fight. I can't thank them enough. I look forward to our follow up visits to help us make Dipper into the model citizen I know he will become.