WHAT IS BALANCED TRAINING?

It is obedience training in which the dog learns yes and no, using various tools to provide feedback and incentive to the dog. To put it into perspective, ya know how if a kid does something they know they shouldn't do, the parent gives them a consequence. Or if they do something great, the parent gives them a reward. Well, the same idea applies to balanced dog training. Without the balance of both yes and no, dogs are often confused, anxious, and misguided, attempting to figure out this crazy world. We provide guidance and leadership that helps them understand what exactly is expected of them.

WHAT TOOLS ARE USED?

These are the most frequently used tools at Sadie's Rules:

  • prong collar by herm sprenger
  • e-collar (by e-collar technologies)
  • flat buckle collar
  • crate
  • pet convincer

WHAT PACKAGE IS RIGHT FOR ME AND MY DOG?

If you've looked at the training packages page and can't decide on one, please fill out the contact me form. Mention in the comments that you are undecided on which training package is best. I'm happy to help you decide what's right for you and your dog.

WILL TRAINING CHANGE MY DOG'S PERSONALITY?

No. If you have a silly, quirky dog, it will just be an obedient, silly, quirky dog. However, if you have an insecure, fearful dog, then your dog will likely come home with more confidence and able to better cope with life. 

WILL MY DOG BE PERFECT WHEN I TAKE IT HOME AFTER THE BOARD & TRAIN?

Perfect, no. However, your dog will have a fantastic foundation and you will be educated on how to take what your dog has learned and implement it at home. There will be a period in which the home will need to mimic the board and train in order for the training to stick. This means some work and effort on the family's part to make that transition smooth and the training worth-while. I like to equate it to much like the relationship you may have with your personal trainer and the work you put in at the gym...you can't just work hard at the gym and then eat McDonald's all day everyday and expect your body to look like David Beckham's. It takes work. Luckily with dogs, they only take a little drill work everyday and you will see great results. 

ARE THERE ANY BREEDS SADIE'S RULES WON'T TRAIN?

No.  I am a firm believer that the breed of the dog does not determine their behavior. However, I do know that certain breeds can exhibit certain trait patterns i.e. some breeds are more athletic than others. I do reserve the right to not train a particular dog and family, should I feel Sadie's Rules is not the right fit for them. 

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?

Please check out my training packages page.

WHERE WILL MY DOG BE TRAINED?

  • If your dog is doing a board and train, the dog will live in my home, with my family which includes my spouse, my 2 kids, and my 3 dogs (which they may or may not have contact with). Most of the training will be done in my home or at various parks nearby (this is how I proof training). 
  • If you and your dog are doing private sessions, the training will be done at an agreed upon public space, such as a park.

Did  I not answer your question? Feel free to email me your questions at jess@sadiesrulesk9training.com