Balanced, Assertive K9 Communication!
Easy Train K9 Obedience
Michael Iannantuoni, Owner
Thanks so much for choosing us in support of your dog obedience and behavioral needs
Let’s take some time to talk about the training methods used for basic and advanced obedience as well as behavioral issues.
My Training Method
I have found that positive reinforcement (adding something pleasant to get the behavior) along with negative punishment (the removal of something pleasant) is the best way to achieve the desired results at the end of the day.
My training does not include choke, prong or electric shock as a means of training as they can cause stress and unwanted fearfulness in your dog. That is something we do not want as a part of our training regiment.
In some rare cases, these tools may have some validity. However, if not used with perfect timing, it will cause a dog stress. Particularly, as many of the dogs being trained today are rescues. These dogs already have some level of stress and aggression from improper socialization.
The five words that are key to training successfully are:
CALM, CONTROL, CONSISTENCY, CONFIDENCE, COMPASSION
Training, while you yourself are not feeling up to the challenge, can also have an adverse effect on the dog. For instance, a command shouted out frantically will result in a frantic response by the dog.
What type of dog are you looking for?
A little bit of research goes a long way in obtaining the right pet for you and your family. Truth be told, you’re not going to get a pug for long hikes in the wilderness any more than a Labrador for elderly woman who loves to knit for 12 hours a day.
What I Offer
#1 – Sit, Stay, Down, Impulse Control and some loose leash walking skills.
# 2 Includes Sit, Down, Stay, Impulse control with duration, adding Heel and Touch
Lets find out what your goals and needs are for you K9 and make those a reality.
Advanced Obedience Training
Includes duration for basic skills along with,Recall, Heel,Touch, placement while walking on or off leash with a number of distractions .
This is a great way to get your dog out and about while being socialized in many different settings outdoors.
These sessions are for K9’s that have received moderate training in all advanced skills and have a solid recall.
The distractions are endless and can be used for train situations you otherswise may not encounter on regular walks in and around your normal routines.
Single sessions (non packages)
$125.00 each up to 60 minutes
Packages are available for Basic & Advanced obedience in bundles of 5 sessions for $525.00
A savings of $100 dollars
All session are on location in Middleboro, MA. Sessions are available at your location for an additional travel rate and will fluctuate depending on your location.
Private Sessions containing behavioral issues will most likely be done at your location.
All bundles will be paid in advance and make up sessions, if needed, will be rescheduled at the courtesy of the trainer.
These sessions are available on certain days and times of the year depending upon the number of participants and availability.
Trainer / Mentor
Training has been a passion of mine for many years and building the bond between animal and human is something that is an essential part of dog ownership, and something I am passionate about.
I chose Catch Training Academy for my certification for it’s attention to detail and hands on approach. Catch Training covered all aspects from crate training to behavioral issues, which are occurring at record numbers these days with the amazing amounts of dogs acquired through the pandemic. Something not covered.
These days, dog psychology (how the dog learns) eyes, ears and nose, combining many training methods, we can assure success with many different breeds and issues that occur in and outside the home.
Let’s get started and remember, as with any other behavior learned, we must first train ourselves in proper communication.
“Michael is the dog whisperer of Middleboro. He has the unique ability of being able to read a dog. His understanding and love of canines shows in every interaction he has with dogs. Whether it be correcting existing behavior or teaching a new pup, Michael is my first choice in dog training. His own dog Jazzmine is a shining example of his expertise and excellence in dog training.”
“I reached out to Michael for help with my rescue dog, Maisy, after seeing how well trained his own dog was. Michael broke down each lesson into basic steps that were easy for Maisy and I to learn. Maisy and I completed 5 lessons and have made great strides! We continue to work on training at home and I know she will keep progressing. Most importantly Michael taught me how to communicate more effectively with my dog and be a good leader for her. Thanks so much!”