Our philosophy is simple: Unlike some dog trainers, we don't use choke collars, prong collars or shock collars, period. Why not? Anyone can put on a prong collar and bully a dog, or shock a dog into a state of learned helplessness, but it takes a thorough understanding of canine behavior to change the way a dog learns, feels and reacts.
"The ability to use non-coercive, non-scary, non-painful techniques to enhance cognitive processes that facilitate beneficial changes in underlying mental and emotional states may not be simple and is not instantaneous. But it is safe, sane, based in emergent science, in the best interests of the dog…...and it works. No other approach can say this."
- Karen Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVB, ABS Certified Animal Behaviorist
Humane, modern dog training is based on science, and our positive reinforcement-based training approach ensures your dog receives the most innovative and expert training possible, while our compassion and dedication keeps our focus on the needs of you and your dog.
When I decided to make the commitment to pursue a formal education in dog training I also committed to focusing my attention on educating the owners of the dogs. Once class is over it is up to you to continue your dog's learning, so it is my job to show you how, in a way that is easy to understand and won't take much time. Because if it’s not easy then you can’t do it, and if it’s not quick you won’t do it!
Our motto: Training one end of the leash, educating the other.
According to the Center for Canine Behavior Studies (CCBS), approximately 9 million dogs are born each year, and 4 million are abandoned or relinquished to rescues and shelters. Of those shelter dogs, an estimated 2.2 million are euthanized annually.
The CCBS reports that behavior problems are the number 1 killer of dogs under the age of 3 (more than all diseases combined), while the National Council on Pet Population finds that most dogs are turned in to shelters for common behavior and training issues that could easily be solved with the assistance of a professional. In fact, research has found that training and socializing dogs when they're young can reduce or even eliminate behavior problems in the future.
Our Teach & Train mission: To teach owners how to properly train their dogs so fewer dogs are relinquished to shelters.
"I am so pleased with the instruction we received from Jeff. He was able to quickly assess our specific needs and provide instruction immediately to begin making positive changes in both my and my dog's behavior. I would highly recommend Dentler's Dog Training!"
"Jeff is a skilled dog trainer. My dog is doing very well."
"Jeff was extremely helpful and patient with Max. I was impressed how Jeff was able to get Max to respond positively to the training very quickly. We noticed an improvement in Max's behavior after a couple sessions. Would highly recommend Jeff as a trainer."