Tools and Techniques

Dylan’s C3 Canine Training uses a variety of tools and methods based on the needs of each individual dog. Each dog learns differently and you can’t be sold on one certain way of training for every dog you come across. The balanced method to dog training is used with a variety of trainers world wide; including Dylan’s C3 Canine Training! Balanced dog training is using both the word “yes” and “no'' to have a full understanding of what is asked of the dog. You teach the dog yes and praise with positive reinforcement and you teach the dog no with negative reinforcement and aversive consequences. A balanced training method allows you to have a fun and playful relationship but also sets clear boundaries, and rules.

Balanced trainers talk about many different tools that they use, and Dylan’s C3 Canine Training is just the same. My “toolbox” of techniques and equipment is full of tools; each only used based on the individual dog and the situation. In this box you will find; clickers, treats (many treats), slip leads, muzzles, pet corrector, prong collar, e-collar, long line, and slip collars. Clickers and treats are used for luring and shaping behaviors as well as rewarding when the pup does a good thing! Trainers all over usually have treats/kibble and clickers to begin the foundations of training! Muzzles are a great tool to keep your dog safe if they are reactive, or to use as a confidence boost. Slip leads, slip collars, and prong collars all teach the dog about pressure and release, to bond a relationship in the walk. This is similar to techniques used by horsemen for years. E-collars are great tools to use but have a very bad reputation due to people thinking they are shock collar. E-collars are very different from shock collars. Shock collars have levels of electric current used to increase and decrease pain. E-collars are designed as a TENS unit stimulation, where the dog is able to feel the same as a tight grip’s pressure. The dogs are able to learn that listening to their parents will turn off any stimulation.

Dog training is a change in lifestyle and a change in the relationship between you and your canine companion. With structure, rules, fun, boundaries, and consistency you start to see a different bond form that will allow your dog to look to you for that next step. At Dylan’s C3 Canine Training, we focus on the relationship of you and the dog while using the balanced training methods. Dylan’s C3 Canine Training knows that every dog that comes through a training program is different in how they best learn. So a method that may work with one dog, may not work with another dog. This is also something we always tell our clients that every dog is different and it always depends on the dog and the dedication of their owners.