Our Training, Our Standards

Our trainer at Dog Possible is a full member (distinction) with the IMDT (Institute Modern Dog Trainers) that promotes and utilises, science-based Dog Training techniques.

We have been accepted by The Pet Professional Guild as a Force-Free Canine professional trainer:

Using humane, reward-based methods, we help to build a relationship of trust and respect between you and your dog.

Dog Possible is focused on not only training your dog but to teach you how to best communicate with them, without using, fear, dominance, and intimidation.

We provide a wide range of both private and group classes to fit your specific needs. 

Our trainer is equipped in providing you and your dog with the best way to achieve your goals even after training sessions. 

We welcome questions and encourage updates, by email or phone as much as you need, free of charge!  Our goal is always to work with you until you reach your desired goals.

Is Dog Possible right for you?

We are a reward-based pet dog training business in Hampshire, covering most PO areas.

 

So why do we use rewards as a training method?

  • It's Science! - More & more scientists are now studying dog behaviour than ever before.  We now have a deeper understanding of their behaviours, how they communicate and how they learn. This means we can incorporate that into training causing less confusion and frustration for your dog; making it easier for you to achieve the results required.

  • The results are long-lasting. 

  • Reward training is fun! - Not only for the dog but for us humans too. 

  • It's very well documented that dogs trained through positive rewards are less likely to develop dog-to-human aggression issues in the future.

 Finding what YOUR dog finds rewarding, is the first step in training. Remember; Rewards come from lots of things, not just food!

Using reward-based training means the dog enjoys offering the behaviour, and because we show you how to safely and positively reinforce the behaviours you'd like to see, your dog will want to offer them more often.

We refuse to use aversive tools such as choke chains, pinch collars, e-collars, startle noises, etc. These 'quick result' tools only temporarily work by avoidance (your dog avoiding the punishment). Balanced training (using punishment and rewards) can also cause anxiety issues, aggression and ruin the trust in your relationship.

Using rewards does NOT mean your dog will only offer a behaviour if you have a treat in your hand. Any knowledgeable trainer will show you ways to build duration and distance control to all the cues, without needing treats on you all the time.

Does that mean we stop using rewards completely?

Absolutely not. Rewards can come from many things- not just food. We will use the environment, toys, games.. anything your dog enjoys.

Reward training will produce not only a trained dog but a confident, happy one too.

Happy dog = Happy family.. win-win!