Professional Dog Training Services

Connecting Dogs and People

Imagine starting a new job with no training and only told when you do something wrong. How motivated will you be to try anything the next day? Or working hard to learn your job, and once you do they stop paying you. How long are you going to continue showing up for that job? As dog owners it’s our job to be good team leaders and teach our dogs how to make appropriate choices. Discover the things your dog loves and use them as a reward for behaviors you like. Keep in mind that only your dog decides what is reinforcing to them. This might include things you wouldn’t even think are reinforcing. For example, your dog jumps, you tell them “off” and push them down thinking they understand this is bad. Many dogs will actually see that as “I got their attention”, or even an invitation to play. Dog’s repeat behaviors that get them what they want. Decide what you would like your dog to do in that situation next time and start training. Show them they have the opportunity to earn everything they love through you!  

Professional Dog Training Services

Connecting Dogs and People 

Imagine starting a new job with no training and only told when you do something wrong. How motivated will you be to try anything the next day? Or working hard to learn your job, and once you do they stop paying you. How long are you going to continue showing up for that job? As dog owners it’s our job to be good team leaders and teach our dogs how to make appropriate choices. Discover the things your dog loves and use them as a reward for behaviors you like. Keep in mind that only your dog decides what is reinforcing to them. This might include things you wouldn’t even think are reinforcing. For example, your dog jumps, you tell them “off” and push them down thinking they understand this is bad. Many dogs will actually see that as “I got their attention”, or even an invitation to play. Dog’s repeat behaviors that get them what they want. Decide what you would like your dog to do in that situation next time and start training. Show them they have the opportunity to earn everything they love through you!  

our affiliations and certifications 

our affiliations and certifications 

how we set your dog up for success!

Training should be fun for all involved to ensure a mutually trusting relationship is built. Through positive reinforcement and reward-based training you can increase the
behaviors you want and stop the ones you don’t. We will set up a custom training plan to help you set boundaries and clear communication without fear or intimidation. 
Harsh corrections sometimes stop unwanted behaviors, but only in that moment. Simply stopping a behavior isn’t getting to the root of why your dog feels the need to do it in the first place. We can help you understand your dog and change the way they feel about certain stimuli and how to react. Most importantly we can help you enjoy spending time with your dog!  

benefits of training

Work with the dog in front of you! Every dog is a unique combination of:
● Genetics
● Temperament
● Mothering and Litter Experiences
● Environment
● Impulses
● Experiences During Key Socialization Period (3-16 weeks old)
● Continued Experiences and Training Throughout Their Life.
We have little to no control over many of these factors, but we can influence behavior and
self regulation through training.  

Why Us?

Simply put, we care about your dogs as if they were our own family. We have the experience, education, and certifications that prove we are the trusted provider of dog training throughout Pinellas County, FL. Best of all, we have GLOWING reviews. Our clients love us because they LOVE our results.

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COVID-19 Special

Discounted Online Sessions

We know times are tough, and that it may be difficult to take your dogs out right now. We have taken proper preactions to ensure your safety, our safety, and most of all your pet’s safety. Drop us a line if you would like to learn more about our Coronavirus pricing discounts.

we care about your dogs as if they were our own family

Get in Touch By Phone Or email

If you're looking for a quality dog trainer, one that cares about your pet, give us a call. We are here to help you and your dog connect. We service Largo, Clearwater, Belleair, Belleair Bluffs, Harbor Bluffs, St. Petersburg, Seminole, Tampa, as well as all of Pinellas County, FL.  Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Phone

(716) 949-5425

Email

progress4paws@gmail.com