To be clear, the photo with Cesar Millan does not intend to imply that he endorses Paws-itivly Behaved K9s.
Paws-itivly Behaved K-9's
"Train by Power of the Pack"
At Paws-itivly our trainers have over 23 years combined experience teaching owners how to effectively train their dogs. Our trainers have studied and worked under a nationally recognized trainer and author and have experience in the training of all breeds (however, we have found that its the owner that needs the training more than the dog! - ourselves included!).
All dogs are pack animals. They started out with their litter mates as their pack and with Mom (the ultimate leader) teaching them acceptable behavior from where to potty, sleep and how to play - always establishing a line that each would not cross. Although Momma Dog could speak "dog" (which is a clear advantage on us), she did not bribe, beg or lure puppies to behave. She used corrections whether it be a certain look, low growl or her paw. Now you brought home your new puppy or older dog and they are looking for their next leader. It doesn't matter where they end up in teh pack as long as they know what their position is. Dogs will either lead or be led (some dogs more than others - it depends on the individual dog), it makes no difference to them which it's going to be. What will it be in your household?
Our philosophy and training is based on developing a relationship with your dog that starts with establishing a positive leadership role. Being a leader does not mean you have to be harsh, heavy handed or negative. Quite the opposite! As a benevolent leader, you must first teach your dog what is expected from them and then through the use of your positive praise, acknowledgment and encouragement, expect that behavior each and every time. It is now up to you to establish what is acceptable behavior for your dog. Even if you have just adopted an older dog, these techniques can be introduced and adapted very quickly by your new companion. Many "problem" behaviors are actually "leadership" problems. Again, they are looking to you for direction.
We not only teach the philosophy but live by it. Please remember that owning a dog is a long term commitment and should not be taken lightly. Responsible dog ownership starts with providing a good home with lots of love, obedience training and education.