Training Philosophies

“In my view, a successful training strategy is measured by achieving desired behaviors in a conflict-free teaching environment.  When we set our dogs up for success by providing clarity, consistency and patience, we build trust and they enjoy learning and engaging with us.

We train one dog at a time.  The benefits are:  spending more time per day learning; living in a household alongside my well-trained and balanced dogs; sleeping in my bedroom in a comfy crate; going on field trips to practice new skills and social behaviors in a variety of situations such as parks, stores, restaurants, vet offices, etc.; ample time to work with each owner to enable a smooth transition home.  I always have time for owners before, during and after training.

Bottom line, I want the process of training to always be as beneficial as the final result.  There is no greater joy than looking into the eyes of a happy, smiling dog whose trust and respect you have earned.  A dog whose owner can now easily take over and have that relationship they pictured when they got their new family member.”

Shar Pei Mix Maylea resting with Bandit. Bandit’s right eye was lost in a dog attack.  He came to New Dogs – Old Trix to learn to trust again.

Imagine being dropped into a foreign land of friendly strangers. You don’t speak the language, practice different customs, and have some trepidation at leaving what has been familiar to you.

To varying extents, that’s the experience for every dog that comes to live in your home. Whether they came from a shelter or a breeder, they are expected to learn human rules and manners.  Perhaps your new pup doesn’t know how to act around children, be social with other dogs or pets, never lived in a house, or isn’t potty trained. The resulting problems can seem insurmountable to new owners.

At New Dogs – Old Trix, your dog will be taught like a student in school.  Subject matter is broken down into easy-to-understand lessons designed to set your dog up for success.  We use a reward-based training protocol that fosters confidence and trust.  We work as a team learning to communicate clearly and effectively even though we speak different languages.

Dog training with New Dogs – Old Trix will return a calm, happy, obedient dog and provide you the tools necessary to ensure long-term results.

Whether your dog has tried to take over your household or is paralyzed with fear, there are humane, confidence-building solutions that help the dog understand the strange world of humans.

New Dogs – Old Trix utilizes fun, proven, and respected dog training techniques designed to methodically teach in an easy-to-understand, customized format the expectations we humans have of our dogs while teaching them our language and customs.

Every dog’s breed, personality, and history introduces different opportunities and challenges to achieve the ultimate goal of bringing a dog into balance. New Dogs – Old Trix specializes in finding the right keys to unlock the challenges while motivating each dog to enjoy learning.

New Dogs – Old Trix is always evolving and learning new training techniques from highly respected trainers by attending workshops and seminars.  We bring you and your dog the best of the best!

Ongoing Education

Training Certification – Canine Kinaesthetics,  May 28, 2010

Chad Mackin – Pack to Basics, January 26 & 27, 2013

Chad Mackin & Sarah Fulcher – Bridging the Gap, November 7 & 8, 2015

Duke Ferguson – Art of Attention, April 30 – May 2, 2016

Jay Jack – Learn Your Dog, April 1 – 3, 2016

Nelson Hodges – Relationship Based Behavior Modification, January 20 – 22, 2017

Mark McCabe – Training Between the Ears, Part 1, March 17-19, 2017

Mark McCabe – Training Between the Ears, Part 2, May 20 & 21, 2017

Adal Lopez, Independence Training – Canine First Aid, August 26, 2017

Mark McCabe – Training Between the Ears, Part 3, September 30 – October 2, 2017

Want to eliminate the chaos?
Call Susan at 520-886-6357 to discuss your dog training needs.