finally has a place where you can attend an affordable, fun, dog
training class! Or should I say, people training class. All dogs and
people are welcome!
My name is Jay Smith,
and Iíve lived in Arizona 10 years. I'm a member of the Association of
Pet Dog Trainers which can be found at
www.APDT.com and a
member of Toastmasters
My love for dogs (animals) started
years ago with my best friendís Frisbee Catching Labrador Retriever.
He amazed me with his athleticism and intelligence. I've had
dogs as a major part of my life ever since.
I spent the first part of
my dog-training career working as a volunteer for professional bird dog
trainer, Web Parton. I wanted to learn more about training dogs, and
Web was patient enough to let me tag along with eyes and ears open. Our
school never had less than 8 eager students.
I then discovered and
researched a learning theory called Operant Conditioning. This
learning theory simply says: Anything that immediately follows a
behavior will increase or decrease the chances of whether that
behavior will be repeated.
By using positive
reinforcement "Clicker Training" we never have to use force to train
our best friend. It is by far the fastest and most fun way to
train animals. For further information about Clicker Training, visit
For years we have trained
dogs with the word "no" to perform behaviors to avoid correction or
punishment. The clicker means "yes" at the exact time a behavior is
performed if you want to see repeated. A treat always follows the
click. The dogís enthusiasm and eagerness to be trained will surprise
Additional online articles:
Inmates Give Dogs a Second Chance
ARIZONA DAILY STAR
By Kimberly Matas
ARIZONA DAILY STAR
dog to stay away from rattlesnakes!
We offer it!
Jay about clicker training a horse to retrieve!
Ask Jay about Clicker Training a cat to retrieve.
Yes you heard him right!...