Born to Lead Dog Training 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. “May you always be the person your dog believes you to be.”

I insist that owners accept responsibility for their dog’s behavior and to learn how to engage their dogs with trustworthy and natural communication. My training reinforces that 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. Ever.

The thing that I have found to be true with dogs is that 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 structure and discipline a dog naturally craves. If we focus on daily rituals, unwanted behaviors will go away.

Dog 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.

Teaching a dog obedience commands is not tantamount to having a well-behaved dog! I simply cannot stress this enough. 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 not to 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 listen to you and follow your lead. 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.

There is so much information online about what works and what does not work. I am very familiar with all of the different ways to train your dog. In my 20 years of experience, I have acquired the knowledge to teach my clients what actually works in the real world and how to get lasting results. I will explain the basic behavior and learning principles that govern all dogs regardless of size or breed. I will teach you how to identify the warning signs of behavior problems and correct them before they even occur. During our visit, I will demonstrate for you with practical, everyday scenarios how to quickly control your dog and influence ALL ASPECTS of his behavior.

You can apply these 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 a position to master your dog’s behavior with ease and you will have the dog you always wanted.

We serve the entire Raleigh NC area. Our service area includes: Angier, Apex, Benson, Clayton, Cary, Four Oaks, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Goldsboro, Holly Springs, Lillington, Princeton, Raleigh, Rolesville, Smithfield, Wake Forest and Zebulon.

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