Big Valley Vet – Poulsbo, WA
Thank you for all the great training & tips. We really appreciate it, Sky is already doing better
Hootie is lot better! Calms right down in the truck… And I can walk him (off leash) to the mailbox.
Dewey has been doing really well, I’ve been pleasantly surprised. The barking still happens but I’m noticing he stops and calms down much faster. Also, the Kongs have been a game changer! I really appreciate your help.
The hand feeding is working GREAT!…We did like you said and had our friends give the pups treats galore. The dogs loved ’em! I’m glad this is working! Thanks again.
We all want the best for our dogs. We also want help that actually works. There are lots of dog trainers out there, but how many are formally educated and certified?
That’s where Sura Dog Training comes in.
The dog training you’re probably familiar with consists of classes where, over the course of several weeks, you and your pup learn basic obedience (like sit/stay/come). Nothing wrong with that except this sort of setup doesn’t accurately represent real life!
When issues arise in the home like potty accidents, separation anxiety or excessive barking, you haven’t learned what to do and your dog hasn’t learned what’s expected of him in real life circumstances.
In order to be an enjoyable family member with a good quality of life — and in order for you to have peace of mind — your dog needs to learn:
- Socialization (liking and respecting people)
- Not to have separation anxiety
- Crate training
- Chewtoy training
- Off-leash obedience
- To be quiet on cue
- The right way to phase out puppy biting
- To be calm in the car
- Appropriate digging
These are the types of things we help you and your dog learn at Sura Dog Training. And this is why getting a certified trainer matters.
Harsh and frightening training methods can permanently damage the human-dog relationship. But just as importantly: they simply don’t work long-term.
My gentle, dog-friendly methods are based on the foundation of having a strong and bonded relationship with your dog. Everything I teach is easy to do by the whole family, including children.
If you teach the dog that training is fun–and easy–it makes life easier for you and ensures a much more consistent and enthusiastic response from your dog!
My mentor, Dr. Ian Dunbar, is a legendary dog trainer and animal behaviorist who created the first off-leash puppy socialization and training classes. He also revitalized now commonplace training methods such as lure/reward training–the same methods I use.
I’ve had years of experience working closely with a wide variety of dogs, and my personal dogs are Alaskan Malamutes (notorious for being “difficult” to train).
Whatever breed of dog you have, however difficult the issue may seem, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Let me make a difference for you and your dog. Book your virtual session today!