The Discovery stage is about identifying and defining the values and priorities that will guide your actions through the process. We will do the same for your dog, identifying what makes them a unique individual. You will learn how to set yourself up for success with practices that will train your dog to manage and cope with the various elements of the outside world. You will learn how dogs are taught through capturing, luring and shaping. You will also learn how to manage your dog’s environments, and how to keep them safe. One key skill is learning to read your dog’s body language, and how to position yourself to appropriately respond with your body language. Discovery is all about understanding where we’re at now, and where we would like to go!
In our second step. we will continue to build on what we learned about you, your dog, and your unique human-canine relationship during the Discovery stage. We will begin to develop practice routines to better enable you and your dog to understand each other. We will explore the different expectations at each life stage and help you understand how to relate these expectation to real life situations.