Understand. Train. Bond. Maintain.

“Dan explains the reasons behind his methods, explores the personality of your dog, and works with your individual dog to get results. He also pushes you to learn the skills needed to get the same results as the trainer. He is the only trainer I have ever met that cares as much about training the owner as the dog.” Read more >>

Cavalletto Canine focuses on training both you and your dog. We come to your home, local park or neighborhood and spend the time listening to you and interacting with your dog to deeply understand your challenges and goals. With a strong understanding of you and your dog as well as your challenges, we can start to build a positive relationship by applying hands-on training that is specific to your relationship and environment. Cavalletto Canine then coaches you on how to integrate your new understanding of your dog with the training skills we will develop together so you can bond and maintain desirable habits and behaviors.

Whether you are bringing home a new puppy or need to address behavioral issues with your current pet, we will work with you toward your specific training objectives and help you gain a higher-level understanding of your dog. Cavalletto Canine will bring our controlled canine distractions as teaching assistants for a demonstration of socialization and obedience relationships and work through real-life scenarios.

Fundamentals of Our Approach

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    Understanding You, Your Dog and Your Environment

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    Training with Positivity and Consistency

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    Bonding with Your Dog to Maintain Desirable Habits and Behaviors

How You Will Be Successful

Our behavior and relationship-based approach is different from other dog training programs. There are several key points to keep in mind when you engage with Cavalletto Canine to ensure the success of your dog’s training or behavioral counseling:

  • Mastering the techniques learned in our Behavioral Counseling and Relationship-Based Training are highly effective when you commit to each step and consistently reinforce the skills you and your dog have learned.
  • It is more than training, it’s teaching you how to understand your dog’s behavior and teaching your dog how to understand your behavior.
  • Everyone who interacts with your dog in your household should be involved to get the most out of the training.
  • You need to stick with it! As with any important goal, this will not be an overnight success story.
  • Implement the advice you are given. Follow-through is key to your dog’s continued training and success. If you are committed, then everything will fall into place.