We believe it is unethical to make guarantees about behavior results. In fact, as members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), we pledge to refrain from giving guarantees regarding the outcome of training. Instead of guaranteeing specific behavior results, we promise to work with you and your dog to achieve a better relationship.
Access To Service DOES guarantee you will receive:
• Stellar customer service
• Trained, expert staff who is committed to ongoing continuing education
• Commitment to positive reinforcement training methods
• Small group class sizes
• Customized approach to your training goals for private lessons and board and train
• A commitment to help clients seek relief, change, and improvement
• Free socialization and obedience class for the life of your dog once a PhD in APDT Canine Life and Social Skills (CLASS) or the AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced has been earned by that dog.
We are committed to excellence, and that you can count on.
It is unethical for trainers to guarantee changed behavior results. This is due to the variables in dog breeding and temperament, owner commitment and experience, the dog's future life experiences, etc. You know this to be true when you consider that human behavior cannot be guaranteed, let alone a dog's behavior. Dogs are independent beings that we cannot sit down with and verbally convince them to comply with our instructions. It doesn't matter if that session is one hour or 10 hours long. One session is not going to change behavior patterns in either the dog or you. You must understand that when it concerns behavior, it's up to you to change and learn so that your dog can change and learn. No trainer anywhere can guarantee you and the dog.
Your dog’s success is dependent on YOU doing your homework if you are getting private lessons or coming to group class. If at the end of each week the dog is not showing that he can do that week’s homework, you will repeat that week. The dog cannot progress to the next set of exercises without some proficiency in the ones you were supposed to be teaching him.