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The Difference Between Positive Training and Compulsion Training

Arfordable Dog Training’s philosophy is to focus on positive reinforcement to train both your dog and you. Utilizing positive training methods, it will allow your relationship to flourish and ensure well-behaved dogs will always be a part of the family. Through affordable dog training, behavioral modification and education, families can keep their pets in the home and hopefully, impact the…

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How Dogs Learn

Dogs are humans’ best invention. Think about that for a second. Humans have bred temperament, physical characteristics, and companionship for thousands of years but we take for granted how truly intelligent these creatures are. Dogs and how they learn is a well documented field. Through these studies, scientists are able to determine that dogs’ mental capacities are similar of 2-3…

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It’s All Over Your Face

Over thousands of years of domestication, you bet dogs have picked up a thing or two about humans. Dogs are always gathering information from us. They look at our body language, listen to the tone of our voice, our facial expressions. Dogs are even intelligent enough to follow our eyes to gather information on what we are want them to…

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Bringing Home an Undersocialized Dog

Bringing an undersocialized dog into your home can be an extremely rewarding experience. Undersocialized dogs may have been rescued from unfortunate situations with very little to no human contact. They may not know how to live in a home, or how to do “normal” dog things. First things first, safety. Management is very important when bringing home an undersocialized. If…

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Motivation

Motivation

Motivation. Every animal (humans included) is motivated by something. People work with the motivation to get paid. Work out with the motivation to be healthy. Save money with the motivation for a nice retirement or 70 inch TV. Just as humans, dogs also have their own motivations for why they do things. Understanding their motivation and ensuring they stay motivated,…

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