TRAINING FOR REAL DOGS You
will be much happier with your dog
Welcome to Tsuro Dog
Training. I'm Roger Hild
and I have been training dogs of all sizes, shapes, breeds and mixes for well over 20 years.
During that time, I have helped
thousands of dog owners successfully train their dogs. With a
variety of training options from
which to pick, I can tailor something just right for you and your dog.
My background in dogs
includes everything from basic training for the family companion to top
level obedience competition. I have helped countless owners sort
out and solve a wide variety of dog related behaviour
Dog Training is primarily about the relationships owners have with
their dog with an emphasis on helping make those relationships as
healthy and vibrant as possible. Through our CALM DOGS
approach, we help owners realize their goals for a happier, more
fulfilled relationship with their dog. By the way, our CALM
DOGS approach stands for:
glad you dropped by and it is our hope that we can be of assistance
as you work to build your relationship with your dog.
Dog Training is proud to be a registered
design and purpose of my training program, Real
Training for Real Dogs, centers around the uniqueness of your
circumstances and what your dog needs. Together you and I will work toward an
approach that is right for you and your dog. A variety of the most
effective, time-tested methods, as well as some
of the latest training techniques, are incorporated into a win/win learning event for both you
and your dog.
A consultation for
a specific problem may result in anything from a one time visit to a full series of lessons. All our
programs are well laid out, easy to follow and are geared to producing the results you are looking for.
we offer are available at our location
or special arrangements can be made for training in your home. I am sure we have something just right for
you and your dog.
stated, my method is a results based training
approach. It is balanced in that it
utilizes lots of praise and positive reinforcement as well as
"guidance" and correction. How much praise and
correction we use is based on your dog's temperament and
personality. My method includes these steps: show the
dog what you want, help it get there, praise for every success,
correct/direct it when necessary, then praise or correct as
necessary to maintain success.
There are many
"methods" and a variety of tools currently used in dog
training. In some circles clicker training is currently in vogue -
with an ideology of no "aversive" or "negative"
feedback to the dog. This trendy approach says you should focus on
and reward the "good stuff" and ignore everything else. I
do not support, practice or believe in this approach because it is so
unreliable and ineffective. You can read a more in-depth article
about my thoughts, on this subject, in "Consumer
Beware! (Dog Training Options - An Ethical Perspective)"
With our approach, you are
a big part of the picture. You will learn about communicating with
your dog. You will get and keep your dogs attention without a
clicker and without cruel and punishing techniques.
Your dog must
respect "you" and not simply look to you for a reward.
THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE AN EFFECTIVE AND PLEASANT RELATIONSHIP WITH
YOUR DOG, whether it is simply as a "companion" or an outstanding
My goal is to help you
obtain a strong sustained relationship, built on mutual trust and respect
between you and your dog.
Training dogs is more than
a hobby to me - it is a lifelong interest which I continue to
develop and perfect. I incorporate the best of what I believe are
successful training methods and techniques.
Throughout this web site
you will find lots of detail on my programs and methods.
In addition there are several more in depth articles
and other canine related topics about training, related
services, training aids, books
and other educational materials.
If you are hosting an event and are looking for
training demonstrations, workshops or seminars, I am available in
that capacity as well and would be pleased to discuss your needs.
been searching for training ideas so you can fix your dog's behavior problem and
thus be able to keep your
dog, you might find the volume of ideas somewhat
overwhelming. With so many things to consider
when trying to decide what approach or method is best, we hope you will consider
raised in the article
"Plan B -
Kill the Dog."
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Bowmanville, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Toronto.
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