BLUE - Don't Correct ... Re-direct!

Instead of correcting a dog that does something we don’t like, but we don’t want them to continue doing, we use a training protocol called the “Substitution Routine” to prevent and/or eliminate that behavior. Whether it’s barking at the cat, or jumping on guests, he needs to learn what it is he SHOULD be doing.

When he has the opportunity to learn what you want from him, you’ll begin to see him offer more appropriate responses. By “substituting” an undesirable behavior such as barking, with something you want to see repeated such as sitting quietly, you’ll be more effective at training while continuing to strengthen your relationship.  

Following this program and eliminating the use of corrections will give you the results you are looking for. For the life and well-being of your dog.

 

*To prevent problems, it is highly suggested that the Phone Consultation is used within the first two weeks, but it is valid through the completion of the training package .

 

Terms: Purchasing the A Sound Beginning Package or a single unit Phone Consultation signifies that you agree
to the following Terms of Service.

Class Info

  • You will attend the first class without your dog as soon as you are able.  
  • Make-up classes are available.
  • The whole family is invited to participate.  
  • Demonstration videos and handouts are available online as follow-up support for each class. 

Class Schedule

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Samples

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The A Sound Beginning CD is now also available in a digital MP3 Format!!!

Get it for only $5 with the purchase any other product in our store. Apply Coupon Code ADD1MP3 in the shopping cart before checking out.
(May not be combined with any other coupons or discounts.)

 

 

 

Friendly Support

We're here to help. Our experienced trainers guide you through every step of the process as you learn how to build a lifetime relationship with your dog based on trust and understanding. 

Quick Start Package

Would you like to know more about your dog? Would you like to prevent mistakes and create a positive training plan without being overwhelmed? Check out our Intro to Training package.

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In-Home Training

For those who prefer personalized training in the comfort of your home, we offer several options with one of our experienced behavioral trainers using only humane, science-based methods.

Modular Classes

Our classes are modular so that you can choose a location (throughout Chicagoloand) and time that best suits your schedule each week. View our calendar for upcoming sessions.