Do you know how to manage your dog’s behavior?

Did you think it’s just the dog that has to change?

Guess What … Dogs Aren’t Changing!

All behavior is either innate or learned.  This is true for people as well as animals.  Innate behaviors are never going away for good, but they can be managed.  Only learned behaviors can be extinguished.

Let’s use an example for a person: Is breathing innate or learned?  The correct answer is innate, and we will breathe our entire lives.  Now let’s take the example of a person smoking cigarettes. Would this behavior be innate or learned?  The answer is learned, of course, and yes, a person can quit smoking once and for all.

Now back to the dog, and let’s take jumping for example. Is it innate or learned?  It’s innate!  As are barking, licking, digging and a dog’s desire to walk out in front of us (which can lead to pulling).  Most dog behaviors are innate, and the dogs natural inclination to be a dog is made manageable with obedience training.

Enrolling in obedience training is part of the solution when taking The Integrated Approach.  You will learn how to communicate with your dog by teaching commands that become the tools you need to redirect your dog. As you earn your leadership, you will also learn how to use training equipment properly.


Most Recent Review

Tracy Ragazzo
Tracy Ragazzo

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 months ago

Karyn of Garvin's Divine Dog Training is a miracle worker. When my husband and I first started working with Karyn 10+ years and 3 dogs ago we had been turned down by prior trainers...stating that our Italian Greyhound puppy was just that...a puppy...and "to give it time" and were even told that maybe we got the wrong breed. After just one meeting with Karyn, the puppy knew his name, wasn't afraid of the leash and most important....we weren't afraid of our decision to get a dog!!! She has the whole family how to be one cohesive unit and how to work together! Something I thought was not possible!!
Karyn has the knowledge and know how to train not only my dog with verbal and non verbal commands, she was able to teach my husband and I the skills we needed to be successful. Because of her years and expertise she taught my husband and I that it's okay be frustrated and lost at times. Because of her care, compassion, knowledge and integrated approach to training we are now working with Karyn on our third puppy,(another Italian Greyhound) and our Yorkie is getting a refresher course.
I myself have a very hectic schedule and was able to do my first on-line coaching session. How many trainers would be willing to meet with you in-between clients remotely on a Saturday morning after sending her an SOS email mid week?!?! 1 and 1 only...KARYN GARVIN!!!!!!!!!!!! Not only did this save me time (and my sanity), but it also saved me money.

If you are looking for someone who will give you the time and training that you deserve on an Integrated Approach for Dog Training, then do yourself and your dog a favor, contact Karyn. You will not be disappointed.

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