The Dog Knowledge saved our dog’s life. Houston was originally a happy, hyperactive 6 month old border collie/malenois. Because of her hyperactivity we were advised to have her trained. The trainer recommended an E-collar(shock collar). She learned basic obedience quickly, but began aggressive behavior toward other dogs. We took her to the trainer again. he said really blast her with the shock when she crouches or begins aggressive behavior toward other dogs and staged situations.
We continued to practice this method, but she was still aggressive and eventually bit someone who came into our yard. Animal control paid us two visits; several “friends” suggested that we have her put down. We heard the saying “once a biter, always a biter”. Our vet recommended The Dog Knowledge, saying that Debbie had helped other patients. At The Dog Knowledge she was not aggressive to other dogs or people. She continued to learn basic obedience with positive reinforcement. She has been home two days. I have walked her past other dogs, school busses, people with no indication of aggression. She loves her place and kennel. We have joined the club and look forward having Houston participate in day care, boarding and additional lessons.
I cannot stress enough how much we regret having trained Houston with an E-collar. The shock hurt her and made her afraid of other dogs and people. She thought they were giving her the shock. Positive reinforcement like the method used at The Dog Knowledge is the only way to go.
– Fran S.
Dog owners doing their research online come across websites and trainers who offer a 100% guaranteed training package. So when it comes time to check out The Dog Knowledge as a training option, customers often ask, “What is your guarantee?”
Your dog is not a mechanical robot with moving parts that can be replaced, modified or fixed. Your dog is an individual personality with feelings, complex emotions, fears, desires and many of the same motivations that drive human daily needs.
Our guarantee is simple. We guarantee that any dog who completes our training program will come away happier with more confidence and the emotional tools to deal with our complex world. Additionally, our guarantee is that our training program will open up a communication channel between you and your dog that will help both of you understand how best to understand what to expect from one another. Your dog truly understanding and knowing your expectations and your ability to understand what your actions are telling your dog will enrich the relationship between you and your dog. That’s our guarantee. And of course because we are an established training center we will always be here to help you through any training question, refresher or problem that might arise. Because in the end we genuinely care about every family who has trusted their dog to our care. A trust that we don’t take lightly.
Be suspect of ANY trainer that guarantees a training package. And ask the million dollar question. “Does your training include the use of a shock collar?” Most trainers don’t openly share the fact that their training package includes a shock collar, stimulation collar, e-collar, etc. However they boast that they offer a “lifetime guarantee.” We could offer the same guarantee if all we had to do was take the dog for a couple of days and turn up the voltage.
If you have any questions as to which trainers or training facilities routinely use shock collars, please feel free to phone our office and we will be happy to discuss.
Remember that great line that says it all,
“You can teach a horse to deal cards, it’s just a matter of voltage.”