FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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WHERE ARE YOUR LESSONS HELD?
Our lessons are conducted at Paws and Claws Pet Care Inc. located at 23 Linden Park, Penfield, NY 14625 unless otherwise discussed with your trainer.
Later Advanced or Behavior Mod lessons are held in home, or in public, based on the needs of your dog.
WHAT TRAINING METHODS DO YOU USE?
At Critical Canine we use all available methods that work. This includes Marker Training, Positive Reinforcement, and training tools (prong collars, e-collars). This type of training produces a well balanced, happy and confident companion, capable of off leash obedience, even with distractions.
WHAT ARE E COLLARS?
E-collars are not the old school "shock collars" people tend to think of. They are closer to the Tens Units used at a doctor's office on humans every day. The stimulus used is extremely light and a very effective way to communicate with your dog. All owners feel the E-collar on their hands and are given an in depth lesson on use at the start of training.
The E-collar is a small portion of the training. Our main focus is communication and building an unbreakable bond with your companion.
Any training tool used improperly can be dangerous. CCD does NOT recommend purchasing an E-collar without consulting a professional. Let us show you the proper way to use training tools. Please reach out to us with any questions!
WHAT IF MY DOG ALREADY KNOWS THE BASIC COMMANDS?
That's great! Many of the dogs we train already know some commands. We will bring those commands to a new level and and have your dog doing them around heavy distraction. Lessons are done at your dog's pace. If they are mastering the basic commands quickly, we can move on to more advanced commands.