Positive Reinforcement Dog and Puppy Training

We strive to help dog owners improve their quality of life through enjoyable, connected relationships with their canine companions by providing engaging, positive education and humane, non-intimidating training so that in any environment they can have the well-behaved dog they always wanted.

Hi! Thanks for stopping by our site. Maybe you found us on yelp.com, were referred to us by an existing client or even your veterinarian. Regardless of how you ended up here we want you to know that you are already very important to us. Why? Because you care about your dog enough to seek professional dog training services. You see, dog training is so much more than just obedience. Through dog training, we enhance the relationship we have with our dogs and maximize the amount of time they can spend with us, and us with them. After all, a well trained, obedience, good-mannered dog enjoyable for everyone to be around. So, whether you take your dog with you everywhere you go, or your dog serves as the in-home family pet, we’re here to help you achieve your dog training goals so that you can truly say that your dog is man’s best friend. Let me tell you a little bit about my company.

Here at Applause Your Paws (AYP), we offer four services:

1. Private Lessons

2. Group Training 

3. Boarding + Training 

4. Daycare + Training (Day Camp) 

We appreciate that you only have a finite amount of time in each day, and that depending on your current lifestyle, schedule, budget, and training goals for you dog, you need more than one option when it comes to dog training. Let’s just talk about humans (you) for a minute:

What kind of people are successful with private lessons? Although there’s not one cookie cutter answer, we typically see stay at home moms, young couples, college students,  self-employed people, and retirees take advantage of our private in-home programs. In order for a private in-home program to be successful you have to ensure that between lessons with your dog training instructor (us!) you can be providing daily training and reinforcement of learned behaviors with your dog. Having a private dog trainer is like hiring a fitness coach. We can teach you how to lose the weight and get fit, but ultimately it’s up to you to make sure you’re going to the gym everyday. The same is true of dog training. We can show you hands on how smart and capable your dog is, but the accountability is on you to be doing your homework between sessions. Why do people choose private lessons? So that the experience is 100% customized, and you can learn how to be your dog’s trainer at every step of the way.

What kind of people are successful with group classes? See above answer. The same holds pretty true in terms of available time that you have. You’ll be require to come to class one time a week to participate in class with your dog and other students, and be responsible for doing your homework between scheduled classes. There are three main reasons why someone would choose group classes over private lessons. 1) Price  2) Their dog has excellent obedience at home but needs more practice around distractions 3) They have a new puppy and understand how critical it is to take a puppy socialization class (so, SO critical!). Yes, group classes are always the most economical option when it comes to dog training. Keep in mind however that you do share instructor time so specific behavior concerns cannot always be addressed in a group setting. Our instructors do do their best though to always answer any and every questions our students have during class.

What kind of people are successful with Board and Train programs? Ready for the answer? Everyone. Really? Everyone. Yes. Everyone. You see, when we get the training started (or finished) for you, we are the ones accountable for your dog’s training. Dog training takes a lot of time, patience, and skill. Yes, we are excellent at instructing other humans how to train their dogs, but we are even better at DOG TRAINING! So what kind of people choose to do a board and train program? Good intentioned, wonderful people who simply don’t have the time to train their own dog. These types of people typically include busy professionals, families with young kids, elderly folks, people who travel frequently… anyone (and everyone) who really wants to have a well trained dog but just can’t find the time. But how is it that anyone, and everyone, can be successful at doing our board and train program? Because it’s not just about the time your dog will spend at our facility in doggie bootcamp, but also about the support we will provide to you following your dog’s board and train program. Curious? Check it out on our board and train page. Oh and one more thing that I almost forgot to mention. You can live anywhere in the world and still take advantage of our board and train program. That’s the beauty of sleep away camp for dogs!

And, lastly, we offer what’s called day training. If you’re not in a rush to accomplish your dog training goals, and are looking for a more economical alternative to board and train, you can bring your dog to our daily daycamp which is just like taking your kid to school everyday, but for dogs. Not only do the doggies on our property get off leash play with other dogs everyday (which wears them out!), but they also get training. How cool is that! Your dog comes home tired, and smarter. Not too shabby.

So… to wrap it all up, here’s some common behaviors that we can modify using positive reinforcement training in any of our programs:

  • Leash pulling
  • Excitability
  • Aggression (both dog-dog and dog-human)
  • Resource guarding
  • Fearfulness
  • House-soiling
  • Dog doesn’t come when you call
  • Begging for food (during mealtimes, etc.)
  • Destructive behavior
  • Bolting out the door
  • Obsessions (vacuums, mailmen, UPS trucks!)
  • Jumping up on people
  • Excessive barking

When you choose my company you can be confident that you are working with a team of professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to make your investment in dog training safe, effective, and fun! The dog trainers that I have chosen to represent my company and my brand  have dog training skills as well as instructor skills to enhance the experience and success for you and your dog when you’re enrolled in any of our programs.

Thanks again for stopping by. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or anyone on my staff. We’re always available to answer questions about our dog training programs here in sunny Miami, Florida.

This is Dee, the Doggie Deeva, reminding you that you don’t have to be RUFF to teach your dog stuff.

Sincerely,

Dee Hoult, MBA, CDBC, CPDT, CTDI

Owner & Head Trainer, Applause Your Paws Inc.

100% Committed to Your Dog’s Fun & Well Being

Maybe there’s a training tool, toy, or other item you’ve needed for your dog? There’s a good chance you’ll find what you’ve been looking for in our retail section. If we don’t have it, we’ll get it for you! We are 100% committed to providing not only a fun training environment, but also effective and diverse classes for all ages and types of people and their canine companions. The Applause Your Paws Canine Training Center is your resource for everything canine. Whether you have a performance dog, aspire to do therapy work with your dog or just want to have a well-mannered pet at home, our facility is for you. You can come with your dog to take classes or leave your dog in our care while you’re at work or on vacation.

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