PHOENIX DOG TRAINING
“A Dog is not trained until it can behave off leash in the most insane of distractions.”
Dog Training Phoenix – Dog Training Scottsdale – Dog Training AZ -Puppy Classes – Dog Aggression Training – Dog Behaviorist Phoenix Arizona and Surrounding Cities.
Welcome to the home of Phoenix Dog Training. Above all, I know you have many choices when looking for a Dog Trainer in Phoenix Az, or Dog Training in Scottsdale, or the Greater Metro area Dog Obedience Trainers. Therefore, take your time and study the information you find on my website. I am always happy to answer all of your questions. I am very up front. There are no tricks or gimmicks, In addition there are no hard sales tactics. I am not like other Dog Trainers in Phoenix who may be vague about their programs and the price you will pay. I am happy to always quote you a price over the phone.
WINNER OF BEST DOG BEHAVIOR TRAINING IN PHOENIX SIX CONSECUTIVE YEARS IN A ROW
2014 – 2015 – 2016 – 2017 – 2018 – 2019
Phoenix Dog Training has won the Best Canine Behavior Training Award six consecutive years in a row, and have been placed in the Business Hall of Fame by Phoenix Awards.
DOG TRAINING PHOENIX – SCOTTSDALE – DOG TRAINING AZ
Phoenix Dog Training has been providing the highest quality Pet Obedience Training in Phoenix Arizona since 1991. We have Canine Trainers with almost 45 years of experience. We are Experts at Dog Training in Arizona and Behavior Modification Specialists experienced at correcting difficult and unwanted behavior problems like Dog Aggression, Separation Anxiety, Barking, Leash Pulling, Jumping, Chewing, Digging, Not Listening when Distracted, Door Dashing, Running Away, Canine Anxiety, Fears and Phobias. Our Obedience Training comes with a LIFETIME TRAINING GUARANTEE. “Phoenix Dog Training” is the ONLY Phoenix Dog Obedience Training Company who has an Applied Animal Behaviorist with a Masters Degree in Animal Behavior and Canine Cognition from Harvard University for severe behavior problems. Therefore, there is no one more qualified to work with your dogs behavior problems.
PHOENIX DOG TRAINING
Does Your Dog Need Help With?
- High End Off-Leash Obedience Training
- Extreme Distraction Proofing
- Puppy Training
- Problems Potty Training
- Difficulty Crate Training
- Pulling on the Leash
- Destructive Chewing
- Counter Surfing
- Door Dashing
- Running Away
- In-Home Intra Dog Aggression between canines
- Aggression to Humans
- Food Aggression
- Fear Aggression
- Territorial Aggression
- Dominance Aggression
- Generalized Anxiety
- Separation Anxiety
- Fear of Car Rides
- Fear of Vet Visits
- Grooming Fears
- Fear of Children and Strangers
- Fear of Canines
- Various Phobias Such as:
- Generalized Sound Phobias
- Thunderstorm Phobias
- Firework Phobias
- Canine Obsessive Compulsive Syndrome
- Canine Cognitive Dysfunction
- Hyperkinetic Behavior in Canines
DOG TRAINING PHOENIX
BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION SPECIALISTS
Our Phoenix Az Dog Behaviorist and Scottsdale Dog Trainers / Behaviorist, is one of the Top Ten Dog Aggression Experts in the World. We rehabilitate pets that other trainers can’t, to include those that celebrity canine trainer and “Pet Whisperer” Cesar Millan, could not help and manage. Our Harvard Educated Applied Animal Behaviorist and Master Trainer has specialized in the rehabilitation of severe behavior problems such as, Aggression towards dogs, Aggression towards People, Pets with Phobias, Fearful, Shy and Timid behaviors, Pets with severe Separation Anxiety, Difficult Puppies to House Train, Hyperactive / Canine ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive pets, very Destructive Canines, and the list goes on. We also have an Applied Animal Behaviorist in Scottsdale Az. To learn more about our Dog Obedience Training in Phoenix AZ.
PUPPY BEHAVIOR and OBEDIENCE CLASSES
Our Phoenix Puppy Training and Scottsdale Puppy programs are the best way to get a fast start and a well behaved Puppy or Dog. We know that Puppies can be great fun or great work. Our Puppy Trainers and Classes make Puppy House and Potty Training, correcting Puppy Nuisance Behaviors such as Aggression Biting, Chewing, Jumping, Digging, Barking, and over all manners and Obedience Training, easy and fun to teach. We also teach correct and safe puppy socialization and behavior problem prevention. We start puppy training as early as 8 weeks and serve the Metro Phoenix area.
DOG TRAINING PHOENIX
UNMATCHED QUALITY, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
You will not find another Phoenix Dog Trainer that has the extensive education and academic background that I have. Therefore, I have all the fancy degrees and letters behind my name. In addition, I studied canine cognition at Harvard University. More importantly however, I have been formally training canines since 1975. As a result, I have almost 45 years of experience. I am ranked one of the Top 10 Canine Trainers in the World. I have been published in dog training articles and magazines. In addition, I have been quoted along with Cesar Millar, Dr. Sophia Yin, Victoria Stilwell and other world renowned pet trainers and behaviorists.
ABOUT PHOENIX DOG TRAINING
Twenty-eight years ago in 1991 I started Phoenix Dog Training Phoenix Arizona. I offered high end dog and puppy obedience training classes here in Arizona. In addition, I was the first and only Phoenix Dog Training company to offer a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee∗ for my Platinum Off Leash Dog Training Program. Above all, I had a simple motto. “A Dog is not trained until it can behave off leash in the most insane of distractions.” After awhile, I was known as the “Go-to-Guy” if you had a pet with severe dog aggression. Similarly, I was sought out around the country to help canine owners with their extremely fearful canines. I still offer programs with a lifetime follow up training guarantee and a money back guarantee∗.
Exactly What Sets Me Apart From other Dog Trainers in Phoenix Arizona
I have personally trained almost 10,000 canines. I primarily train in and around Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona. However I serve all of Maricopa County. In addition, I am an Applied Animal Behaviorist. To be an Applied Animal Behaviorist you have to have at a minimum a Masters Degree in Behavior Science. Above all, I am the only Harvard Educated Applied Animal and Dog Behaviorist in Arizona. As a result, I consult with dog owners throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, I have worked Internationally doing behavior consultations and training.
UNMATCHED ADVANCED EDUCATION IN CANINE BEHAVIOR
I have a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Behavioral Sciences. In addition, in 2011 I did specialized post graduate work with Harvard University in Canine Cognition. Canine Cognition is the science behind how canines think, learn, and process information. As a result, all the canine training that I offer is 100% Science Based. In other words, everything I teach is Evidence Based backed up by science and research. In other words, I get the best dog training results possible. I am confident that I teach the best Dog Training in Phoenix.
KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN SEARCHING FOR DOG TRAINING IN PHOENIX AND SCOTTSDALE. FOR INSTANCE, WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD YOU ASK WHEN INTERVIEWING DOG TRAINERS IN ARIZONA.
- Do they have many great Google Reviews? Are their reviews local or combined with other franchises to artificially inflate their reviews. make sure you are seeing local reviews of the training company in your city.
- Are they a huge facility with 10 or more amateur inexperienced dog trainers just churning out dogs for a profit?
- Do they offer a “Free Evaluation” disguised as a SALES PITCH. Trainers in High Demand Are Paid For Their Time. Remember the old adage, “Nothing In Life Is Free.”
- Will they come to your home for private lessons where your problems are, or do they make you travel to them. Phoenix Dog Training Always Comes to you where you live. This is where the problems are. The problems don’t exist in a trainers facility.
- Who exactly will be your dog trainer?
- Have they ever had a dog die in their care or their facility? Some local board and train facilities have had almost 30 dogs die in their care.
- What is their education and experience? Have they been training dogs for a minimum of 10 years? if not, they are an assistant trainer not a professional head trainer. Its like a Sous Chef versus an Executive Head Chef.
- How long has the company in business? If it is a franchise how long has the local franchise been in business. Phoenix Dog Training Has Been in Business for almost 30 Years
- Are they a positive reinforcement only treat trainer or do they use a balance approach to training? There will always be a distraction bigger than any treat. Reliable dogs are not trained without corrections.
- Do they use punishment or compulsion? No dog needs to experience fear, pain or intimidation to learn and be trained.
- What kind of tools and methods do they use? Do they have different training tools and methods for different dogs or do they train all dogs with the same tools like an electric collar ONLY. Different Dogs need different types of training. One size does not fit all.
- Do they offer unlimited follow up for the life of your pet?
- Will they come back to your home for follow up at no charge for the life of your dog?
- Do they guarantee their work?
DO THEY ADVERTISE THEMSELVES AS A DOG BEHAVIORIST WHEN THEY ARE NOT? DOG TRAINING PHOENIX HAS AN APPLIED ANIMAL DOG BEHAVIORIST SPECIALIZING IN CANINE COGNITION.
There are only two kinds of Animal Behaviorists, An Applied Animal Behaviorist who has almost a decade of education in animal behavior and a Veterinarian Behaviorist who after Veterinary School does a 1 to 2 year residency or training program in behavior with an emphasis on prescribing psychotropic medicine. There is a place for psychotropic medications but they should be a last resort and research indicates that only about 3% to 7% of dogs have a behavioral condition where behavioral medicine would be indicated. If you have met with a Veterinarian Behaviorist that only wants to put your dog on medication, please contact me. Most behaviors do not require medication.
Be very cautious of other trainers who make the claim of being a dog behaviorist. Above all, ask if they have a Masters Degree in Animal Behavior. Firstly, you will find that most canine trainers only have a high school education. Secondly, most dog trainers in Phoenix ONLY have about 3 weeks to 3 months education in dog training. Therefore, most dog trainers in phoenix are paraprofessionals, or hobbyists turned canine trainer. They love animals and decided to put up a website and train pets.
IF YOU HAD A CHILD WITH BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS WOULD YOU SEND THEM TO SOMEONE WHO HAD NO EDUCATION BUT LOVED CHILDREN ANYWAY? NO. YOU WOULD SEND THEM TO A QUALIFIED CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST. WHY WOULD YOU DO ANYTHING DIFFERENT WITH YOUR Pet?
I believe these trainers are well intentioned, but lack the education and experience to be working with pets that have more difficult behavior problems. For instance, I tell people that Dog Training in Phoenix Az or Dog Training in Scottsdale and the Greater Metro Valley is not regulated by the state of Arizona or in the United States. ANYONE can call themselves a canine trainer. Therefor, you do not need any education or experience to be in business as a pet trainer.
Board and Train Programs or Dog Boot Camp
DO NOT!!! SEND YOUR DOG TO A DOG BOARD AND TRAIN IN PHOENIX
Dog Board and Train Programs in Phoenix are good for one thing and one thing ONLY. They Make Dog Training Companies a Ton of Money. However, they do not have your interest or your dog’s best interest in mind.
It was not long ago that one of the largest Dog Board and Train Arizona Facilities had 28 DOGS DIE in their so called “Care.”
Sending your pet away for training is probably the worst type of training for your dog. In addition, most pets experience significant separation anxiety when taken away from you and their home. Similarly, being left in a kennel facility with other anxious barking and crying canine is even more psychologically harmful for your pet. Above all, your canines problems are at home with you. You are the one who needs to learn as much as your pet.
In addition, Dog Training Az Canine Board and Train programs usually produce mediocre results or poor results and can cost thousands of dollars. Firstly, I have seen many pets get mishandled by kennel staff. Secondly, I have seen many canines can get attacked by other canines in the kennel with aggression problems. Thirdly, many pets can become sick with canine related illnesses or kennels that are not properly cleaned and sanitized often enough. Therefore, read my article on the dangers of a Canine Board and Train in Phoenix.
Low Quality Large Volume Companies and Big Facilities
Try to stay away from large dog obedience training companies with big facilities in Phoenix, Scottsdale and the Metro Valley. First of all, they have many amateur dog trainers, in some cases some facilities have up to 20 dog trainers as employees that are merely apprentice dog trainers working for them. However, they probably won’t call them what they are, apprentice dog trainers. Good Dog Training Az Companies will have the owner, a senior head trainer, and a lead trainer at most, like we do at Phoenix Dog Training. Phoenix Dog Training Dog Obedience Trainers have decades of experience, they are not new inexperience trainers like large facilities employ. These large facilities pump out and churn out thousands of dogs for quick profit and lack the quality you want for your dog.
Cookie Cuter Dog Training Franchises
For example, there is a Australian franchise Bark Busters, that is the largest pet training franchise in the world. What you need to be a Dog Training Az Franchise is about $45,000 and attend a 3 week course. I have had to train hundreds of dissatisfied clients that had previously used this franchise. Most all franchises work like this. Is this what you want to choose for your pet?
Big Chain Pet Store Trainers
Similarly, people that go to big box, big chain pet stores for dog obedience training in Phoenix and Scottsdale Az like PetSmart and Petco don’t realize that to be a dog trainer at one of the big chain pet stores, you don’t need to have any experience with canines at all. Big chain pet store dog trainers typically take a class that lasts about 3 weeks. In addition, the trainers are given a binder with written lessons to practice once they get back to their store. Would you call this a seasoned professional?
THE BETTER CHOICE FOR YOUR DOG
The best choice for Dog Training in Az is to find a qualified Professional Dog Trainer that will come to your home where you and your dog live. This is the only kind of Dog Training I advocate. I want whats best for you and your dog, and I know you do too.
PHOENIX DOG TRAINING
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