We are a small dog school run by professionally trained instructors dedicated to helping you reach your training goals. We have had over 15 years combined experience in not only training our own dogs but also providing dog owners with the skills needed to teach their canine members of their family.
Positive K9 Connections offers you the most flexible group training classes available known as "Levels Training." Levels training is a group program offering flexible training sessions during the period you are enrolled.
With a levels membership, you can come to our drop-in classes using your loyalty card, which you will receive on payment, when you pay for your classes. Levels training will allow you to get through the levels at your own pace. Get as much or as little training as you want or need, based on your own expectations for yourself and your dog. The loyalty card makes training fit into your busy schedule. Don’t worry about falling behind it will be done at your own pace.
Due to the extreme temperatures experienced during December & January, Saturday November 25th will be the last training day of 2017 and training will resume February 3rd 2018. Any sessions remaining on memberships will carry forward into the new year.
As with most animals, dogs learn best when positive reinforcement, force-free training techniques are used. It helps build a strong trusting human canine relationship.
There is a combination of training methods used that provides solid results. We use the lure/reward method to set your dog up for success.
We use *clicker (or marker) training to provide feedback to your dog and speed up leaning. We use shaping to assist with exercises that your dog may find more challenging by breaking the exercises into smaller components.
Food is our main reinforcer. However we do use play, praise and petting as reinforcement as well.
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Kim has her certificate IV in Companion Animal Services and has had several years’ experience in the dog training business.
Janet also has her certificate IV in Companion Animal Services and has had over 9 years’ experience in dog training. She has attained open level in obedience with her own dogs.
Kim and Janet are both licensed CGC instructors, Doggone Safe members, members of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers Australia and the Pet Professional Guild Australia.
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