Lead K-9 Academy Philosophy
The relationship we develop with our
dogs should consist of love, trust and mutual
respect. Dogs make us happier and healthier and are ideal
role models because their love is unconditional.
My training reinforces trust and positive communication
with a clear understanding of expectations. I firmly
believe that dog training works best when the owner is educated
first. This is what in-board training kennels miss. If your
dog does not respect you, or you cannot control your dog's
excitement, fear or dominance, then no amount of command training will be beneficial.
At Born to Lead K-9 Academy, we understand
that no two dogs are alike. All dogs are different and require
their own individual training approach. Due to the variety
in dog temperaments, we strongly believe that private, in-home
training programs are the very best way to train dogs effectively
to get long lasting results.
The thing that I have found with dogs, no matter the breed,
age or current behaviors, is that if we focus on the small
things daily then most of the big things do not manifest.
What you are then left with is a calm and well-mannered dog.
When I say I am a dog trainer, it's really the owners I am
training and it works with superior results. Bad behavior
is just the manifestation of losing focus on the basics. If
we focus on the daily rituals, unwanted behaviors go away.
Training is constant! Every situation in and out of your
house, every time you go in the car and every time you go
to the dog park you need to be acting as your dog’s
guide. Chances are your dog already knows what sit, down,
stay, and come means, but they don’t even pay attention
to you most of the time. Dogs that are lunging at the end
of their leashes or barking at other dogs and not listening
to their owners must be trained properly. You are responsible
for training your dog and I can teach you how. The best part? It's FUN!
Teaching a dog commands is not the same as having a well
behaved dog! A good owner acts to guide the dog to behave
correctly in our human world. Many people believe that if
their dog knows obedience commands then it is properly trained and prepared to handle whatever situations you find yourselves in. This is not true. Conversely,
if you tell me your dog is not trained, I will probably tell
you that the dog is trained. It is trained to not listen to
you and to behave poorly because you have never offered a better outcome for your dog.
I can show you how to make your dog happy
to work with you and follow your lead because you are the trustworthy
pack leader. It is very important for a dog to know
their place in the family. When we show proper guidance and leadership, your
dog can enjoy life and be stress free.
Your leadership will earn your dog’s love, trust and respect. On the flip side, if you do not communicate clearly, fairly and consistently,
your dog will make his own rules.
You can apply
my techniques to any dog with amazing success. My formula
has produced successful results for thousands of dog owners.
I will educate you and put you in position to master your
dog's behavior with ease and your dog will gain confidence
and purpose. You will have the dog you always wanted.
"Thanks to Ryan we
have experienced a complete transformation in our dog and
in ourselves. Zoey has become the well-behaved family dog
we've wanted. This couldn't have happened without Ryan's intervention.
In only two hours he explained to us how Zoey's destructive
and aggressive behavior was the direct result of a lack in
leadership and communication on our part, and then he showed
us how we could change all of that immediately. Our neighbors
can't believe she's the same dog!"
- Rev. Claudia A. Dickson, Raleigh, NC
We serve the entire Raleigh NC area. Our
service area includes: Angier, Apex, Benson, Cary, Clayton,
Dunn, Four Oaks, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Goldsboro, Holly Springs,
Raleigh, Smithfield and Wake Forest North Carolina.