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CONTACT: Jennifer LaBar760-739-0580
Areas served include San Marcos, Carlsbad, Escondido, Vista, Bonsall, Oceanside, Encinitas, Del Mar, Leucadia, Rancho Santa Fe, Olivenhain, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Rancho Bernardo, and Valley Center. If you need private training or group classes for a puppy or adult dog, give us a call. We use dog-friendly, gentle methods that get results fast!
My name is Jennifer LaBar. It is my goal to help you create a relationship with your dog built on mutual trust and respect. Your dog is a member of your family and should be treated as such. All dogs benefit from a leader who is kind, fair, and consistent. Good leaders teach manners and insist on polite behavior. When you have established yourself as the leader, your dog will strive to respond to your direction.
Understanding your dog and being able to clearly communicate your intentions are of equal importance to the training process. If you are speaking "human," and your dog is speaking "canine," it can be very difficult to bridge the gap. I teach you to communicate with your dog using hand signals, body language, and your voice. You will also learn why your dog does what he does, how he learns, and what motivates him to respond to your cues.
I believe in using dog-friendly methods that engage a dog's natural temperament, abilities, and drives. When training is rewarding, dogs want to participate and learn; they also retain more, which is positive reinforcement at it's best.
The results speak for themselves as evidenced by the numerous positive reports I have received from satisfied clients through the years. If you are one of those people who loves a story with a happy ending, you may enjoy reading my Testimonials page.
Why Customized Training?
Every dog is a unique individual. Some are shy, some are energetic, some are dominant, some behaviorally challenged. During the consultation, I consider such factors as your dog's temperament, breed, age, sex, general health, and history, and use this information to create a customized training plan that addresses obedience and behavior concerns. Techniques and tools can be adapted to suit individuals or situations as needed. Even the youngest members of the family can be involved!
Dog training is about teaching the humans as much as the dogs! For some concerns, a phone or Skype consultation may be just what you need. Are you preparing for a new dog or puppy, confused as to how to choose the right dog for you and/or your family, trying to determine the best methods for introducing new pups to existing family pets, preparing for a new baby, trying to teach your new dog house manners, needing help with crate training/house training, not sure how best to socialize your puppy, or in need of suggestions for choosing safe, appropriate chews, or a healthy diet? Then send me an email, and we'll set up a time to chat!
If you don't see your specific area of interest listed, please email me a brief description of your concerns, and I will be happy to tailor a consultation to address your dog's particular needs.
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