About My Dog Listens
My Dog Listens is a veteran owned and operated dog training company. We offer realistic basic obedience, advanced obedience, and behavioral modification programs at an affordable price.
We have multiple training program options available. Each training program can be tailored to meet the goals and expectations owners may have for their dog. We provide both private training sessions and Board & Train packages.
Our focus is on your dog. When your pup is with us, you get updates, including photos and videos so you can feel like you’re right there with us. You will never be left in the dark wondering how your fur baby is doing when they are with us!
By the end of training you and your dog will understand clarity of tasks and how to work together as a team. Working together helps owners build a stronger relationship and a more enjoyable life together with your dog. We pride ourselves on providing the greatest quality of service to each and every team.
Our Training Philosophy
Each dog has their very own personality and unique way of learning. We adjust accordingly!
We pride ourselves on our ability to evaluate and adjust training methods to be most beneficial for each and every dog. There is no one size fits all when it comes to dog training as no two dogs are the same.
We go with the learning curve of each dog to keep training fun and ensure your dog does not lose their spunky personality.
We utilize many different methods of training to ensure each dog is set up for ultimate success. Whether you are using positive reinforcement techniques, spatial pressure, electronic training, or science-based training, everything in dog training is pressure related.
How Dogs are Programmed
Dogs are naturally programmed with opposition reflex. This is most common with dogs pulling on the leash. When tension is applied on the leash in a certain direction, the dog will naturally pull away in the opposite direction. This is also a behavior that is accidentally encouraged while a pup is young because they learn early on that pulling often results in them getting what they want (sniffing the ground, snacks, greeting other dogs, etc).
Conditioning Overcomes Programming
During the training process we use conditioning to teach the dog to come into pressure instead of pulling away from it. As an example, slight leash pressure is used to guide the dog to come into the pressure towards the handler. The same concept applies to many different training tools throughout the training process.
Training tools are determined on a case-by-case basis to meet specific needs or goals. E-collar training is our most popular training tool and is a great option for most dogs. It is the easiest tool for owners to incorporate into their busy daily life and makes for a smooth transition, giving owners the ability to simply maintain their reliable and obedient dog.
Years of Experience, and Still Learning
We have over 8 years of professional training experience and have successfully trained thousands of dogs through board and train and private lesson programs. We are constantly learning to better ourselves so we can provide world class training services to you and your companion.
Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluators
We are certified Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluators!
This certification program is designed specifically to reward dogs for mastering ten basic skills that instill confidence and good manners in and out of your home.
CGC is a ten-skill training program that’s open to all dogs purebred and mixed breed that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community.
After mastering the ten skills, passing the CGC test together, and taking the Responsible Dog Ownership pledge, you and your pup will join the proud ranks of over 1 million dogs who have earned their Canine Good Citizen award accomplishment.
Whether your dog is ready for their CGC evaluation, or you are looking for help to get your dog ready for evaluation, we can help!