Once a pet is taken to a shelter, its chances of finding a new home are limited. That is why obedience training and eliminating behavior issues are so important to learn in basic training. Our goal is to provide you and your pet with the skills to prevent this tragic situation from happening. Whether you have recently adopted a dog or would like to train the pet you already have, this is a great class to enroll in. We will include in our training positive reinforcement steps. A positive reinforcer is anything or any action that the dog enjoys that, by itself, or in combination with others, will increase the likelihood that the dog will perform the desired behavior again. Sometimes referred to as motivators, they can include food, play with a favorite toy, verbal praise, or physical stroking. It is important that the motivator be positive to the dog. If, for example, you were training a dog that doesn’t like to be stroked (yes, there are some) then petting the dog when he has performed the desired behavior would actually work against your training.