Kosmo’s DogHouse Scottsdale’s premier dog training facility is pleased to introduce Kat Richards as our “Alpha Dog.” Kat has been training dogs for about 10 plus years, Kat considers herself as a balanced trainer, here is some information on the style of training that Kat does:
As an ABC certified dog trainer, I believe that most dogs can be trained using an overwhelmingly positive motivation based program. However some dogs might need a “little more” persuasion, therefor I consider myself a Balanced Trainer.
Below you will find the difference between the training methods.
Positive-only trainers use positive methods only. The use of food rewards is standard and they do not use any corrections in their training program. They believe the use of any punishment is unnecessary, and some even believe it is abusive.
Balanced trainers use positive methods when they introduce new behaviors. Food and toy rewards are customary. They use No Reward Markers (i.e. “No”) and negative punishment (removing the opportunity for reward) to shape and proof behaviors. Mild judicial physical corrections, (i.e., leash and collar corrections) are only considered after other methods have been exhausted and the effectiveness of the training program is in jeopardy.
Compulsion trainers typically have the “do it because I tell you to” attitude. Compulsion trainers use leash corrections and other punishments to introduce, train and maintain new behaviors. The dog’s primary motivation for compliance is to avoid correction.
Alpha dog, Kosmo’s Doghouse
For more information about training, please call: (480)391-DOGS (3647)
Private $60.00 per hour
Group $30.00 per hour
5 Sessions Private $250.00
5 Sessions Group $120.00