Gentle Puppy Training, Sanctuary & Boarding Resort

436 Bradner Rd, Abbotsford, BC V4X 2J5, Canada (604) 607-6564
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Gentle Puppy Training Philosophy

In the past, dog training methods relied heavily on aversive means of motivation. Puppy owners were told not to begin training until 6 months of age – not because of inability to learn, but because puppies were unable to understand the coercive and hurtful techniques. In the early eighties however, dog training was revolutionized by positive reinforcement methods such as lure-reward training. Studies began to show that there is no minimum age as to when you can start training your puppy – there is no limit to what puppies can learn when training is fun and rewarding!

Training your puppy at an early age means you can begin instilling good manners BEFORE bad habits and unruliness become entrenched! It makes use of the critical socialization period to habituate your puppy to all kinds of people (especially children, men and strangers). Young puppy training creates a “learning to learn” environment, where your puppy’s brain is stimulated and paves the way for later learning, and it allows for troubleshooting of common problems such as play-biting, house training and unruliness.

All techniques used by Gentle Puppy Training Pet Dog Trainers are dog & people friendly. All training is FUN, EASY and EFFECTIVE for both dogs & owners.

We say No! to using pain, fear or intimidation in training. Learn how to say Yes! Click & Play instead. As our mentor Dr. Ian Dunbar PhD says: Training is not about dominance or obedience. Training is about Trust, Respect and Relationship

YES! We train puppies and YES! We train dogs of ALL AGES, BREEDS and MIXED BREEDS!

Gentle Puppy Training promotes the use of humane training gear for your companion such as flat collar, head halter (Halti/Gentle Leader) body harness (Easy Walk/Sensible Harness). Gentle Puppy Training says NO! to choke-chain, prong collar and shock collars (or .E-COLLAR)!



Business phone number (604) 607-6564
Country Canada
State/Province British Columbia
distance: 59 Kilometers
Address 436 Bradner Rd, Abbotsford, BC V4X 2J5, Canada
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