Our Philosophy: Positive training
Laurens Leash is proud to be a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner!
Provides mental stimulation and teaches your dog how to learn! We use a clicker or marker word (YES!) and rewards to reinforce good behavior.
Denounces the use of pain or force. Pain/force will increase cortisol (a stress hormone) in your dog’s brain and cause him to have a “fight or flight” response.
Behavioral science has shown that Positive Reinforcement Training is the most humane and effective form of training.
Positive Reinforcement (R+): Adding something the animal will work for to strengthen (increase the frequency of) a behavior. For example, giving the dog a treat for sitting increases the probability the dog will sit again.
Private Training Services
Whether you are thinking about adding a new member to the family or would like to address the behavior of a best friend already in your home, we’re here to help. Our goal is to teach you how to teach your pet. In our private sessions we’ll teach you the fundamentals of learning theory and show you tools you can use for a lifetime of fun pet parenting. All sessions are in your home and are followed up with an outline of what we’ve accomplished and how to continue on your own with training exercises.
- New Family Member Selection
- Teaching You How to Teach Your Dog
- Puppy Arrival Preparation
- Leash Skills
- Leash Aggression
- On Leash Reactiviy
- Weight Loss and Exercise Regiments
- Desensitization & Counter Conditioning to NYC
- Dog Park Problem Prevention
- Fear Based Behaviors
- Barrier Frustration
- Food/Toy Guarding
Initial Consult: 90mins, $150
Follow Up: 60mins, $100