A Trained Dog Makes Your Life More Enjoyable

A Trained Dog Makes Your Life More Enjoyable

Deciding to enroll in dog training with Swan Family Dog Training will give you a whole new perspective on your daily life. No more strain on your back and shoulders from Fido pulling you down the street. No more frustration when your dog doesn't come when called. No more helplessness as your dog acts like a vicious animal at the sight of another dog in the neighborhood. We will teach you how to communicate with your dog and how to maintain control when it matters.


Our training process is guided by one very important priority: every dog should love to work with their owner and be a pleasure to work with. In order to have this be the result of a training program there needs to be an understanding of each individual dog’s drives and motivations. As well as an understanding of their sensitivities in order to ensure that at the end of every lesson the dog is left wanting to learn more. Most of the teaching phase of training is motivation based (treats, fetch, tug). We want the dog to discover how it is they get their reward.


Once the commands are learned and expectations are understood we begin to layer the pressure training. Remember by this point, the dog should be bouncy and expressive in training. Pressure training is the application of external stimuli designed to motivate the dog to perform the previously learned behavior regardless of the environment. The external stimuli can be anything from leash pressure to an electronic collar. As long as the dog learns they are in complete control of how to turn off or avoid pressure they will become aware of their choices and learn that their choices matter. This process teaches dogs that the commands are mandatory and also gives the owner a way to communicate clearly and gain control even if their dog is extremely distracted. Once this process is walked through to the point where the dog understands the meaning of commands and the expectations around them all thats left is for the owner to learn the material and enforce the rules. After a few months of enforcing boundaries consistently and applying the training structure into the daily life of your pet, you will find a healthy relationship with a truly enjoyable dog and they will get to enjoy the freedom that their training will earn them.