Training Philosophy
 
     
 
 A good agility dog is inspirational to watch.  It is obvious he wants to work and must respond instantaneously to direction.
 
The older, traditional methods of training dogs to obey commands often used correction, force and reprimand.  No wonder so many dogs trained this way lacked enthusiasm in their work, if they worked at all.
 
Precision Chaos combines the newer Positive Reinforcement method of training with a unique style of "Play" training that has been so successful in training agility dogs. We apply the same method for our General Training of the companion dog as well!
 
The goal is creating not only a dog that simply "obeys" its owner, but a companion who is willing and eager to be a working partner. 
 
 
     
 
 
      Want to Know More?
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 Want to Know More
 
"Why would my dog want to do that?"
 
"How long does it take to train a dog to play frisbee or ball? And how does he learn this so quickly?"
 
Seriously consider the above questions.
 
 
 
Premise
 
Training is a compilation of games one plays with their dog.  This approach is easy for the human and creates an attentive student of the dog!
 
 
Philosophy
 
Looking at life from the dog's point of view allows the owner to better understand his job as a trainer and partner.
 
To achieve ultimate success in training a dog, the owner must be the center of his dog's universe.  He must be a fair but definitive pack leader, the food provider, and most fun and interesting being.  The owner should be the vehicle through which all good things for dogs are obtained.
 
 
Method
 
Positive training shows a dog what TO do, rather than relying on corrections to tell a dog what NOT to do.
 
Treats and toys are used as "Incentives/Motivators"; first to gain the dogs focus, then used as an aide to show the dog what behavior is wanted and finally as a reward for the dog's compliance.
 
Behaviors (dog's reactions to a command) are trained as individual, fun, rewarding games.  They are then applied as a "rule" in regular play activity.  Gradually more rules are added to create more interesting and fun "games" one plays with their dog.  Yes!  "Come" and "heel" are games.
 
 
Goals
 
First consideration in all Precision Chaos classes is for both the dog and handler to have fun.
 
Dogs, as people, respond and learn more quickly if the learning is interesting.  We feel students are more apt to commit to their dogs' training if they are enjoying it themselves.
 
Primary focus is twofold: 1) assisting students in developing a closer working bond with their dogs and 2) training our students to become more effective trainers for their dogs.