What’s different with Oneka Training classes compared to other dog training classes?
We get asked that a lot about Oneka Behavioral Dog Training! What we tend to say is we want you to understand the importance of proper communication between you and your dog. Most the classes seemed overly structured with no flexibility for the participants. Sometimes so much structure that the trainer would get lost when asked about a behavior that is unwanted, or they would remove a dog from class because it was being loud with no effort to try and overcome that dogs excitement or nervousness.
How do we train
Oneka Training classes focus on the communication aspect with all the dogs learning or practicing the basics of training. Training is simplistically complex. We go over sit, stay, down, lose leash walking, and leave it among many other commands. But the most important one of them all…the response to there name being called. You have to teach your dog what to do when their name is called. The reason we focus on the basics is to give the dogs in the group a reason to start working together in close proximity to another. Some dogs that come to Oneka Training classes are reactive, so it is important that they understand what to do when they are around other dogs and people.
Is training a rescue dog any different?
Another difference is the type of dogs Justin typically trains. Most of his training was done while working with Midwest Animal Rescue and Services. So, his approach and methods have a great deal of success with rescue dog mentality. But is there any difference between a rescue dog, and and a dog from another location? Not really.
We tend to look at a rescue dogs past so much that we hinder their future. As owners, once you get a dog from a rescue we tend to remind every person you meet that it’s a rescue. Would you say the same thing about a child you adopted? No because it hurts the child. By thinking your dog is a rescue, you may react differently or hesitate when training. Remember that saying “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, well let us show you that it’s not true anymore.
Who should attend training?
We want every person who deals with your dog to attend as much as possible. That means if you have children that are old enough to pay attention then they should be involved in the training. We want everyone to be on the same page with the same goals. Our goal is clear consistent communication between you and your dog.
How can I sign up for Oneka Behavioral Dog Training
When you are ready check out our information on out Training page.