ABCDT, CSAT, CGC Evaluator
As the role of the dog has evolved from that of a working species, to one of a beloved family member, we must too think about the evolution of dog training. Gone are the days of training focused on dominance. These ideas are outdated and there’s growing scientific data supporting the use of science-based learning principles resulting in much more effective and humane ways to train dogs.
Spot On Training stands for positive-based training with evidence-based outcomes, for dogs who thrive and are happy and healthy. Our core model focuses on:
To train a dog you need motivation, otherwise change in behavior won’t happen. Motivation comes in many forms, some trainers use rewards to encourage a dog to continue doing a certain behavior and others use fear, intimidation, and pain – we NEVER use pain, force, intimidation, or fear to train any dog we work with. We believe in using positive motivation to get desired behaviors, setting the dog up for success, and focus on relationship building.