Christian K-9 Academy
Science based dog training driven by passion.
Our promise to you is to provide the absolute best dog training possible with proven methods and the latest technology.
Our first priority is the safety and care of our furry friends, We pride ourselves on the physical and mental well being of each customer. We truly believe that a reward based training system is the best way for teaching new behaviors. We are balanced dog trainers with an emphasis on reinforcement. We will not just slap an e-collar on your dog the first day and implement a compulsion based response from your dog. At Christian K-9 we take the first few days to get to know your dog. We will figure out what he likes, what he dislikes, and what motivates him. During that time we will start to imprint our marker training.
We have a different approach when it comes to training dogs by utilizing the clicker with every single dog. Marker training has been proven to work for many years, not just on dogs, but all animal species. We are also firm believers of fair corrections as well. Sometimes giving a dog a treat during or after a unwanted behavior can cause that behavior to reoccur. The punishment has to be fair, ethical, and timely to the behavior. We recognize that not all dogs are the same, so we don’t have a one size fits all training program. Just like children, not all dogs respond the same way or are comfortable in all environments. Once your dog arrives we spend a couple days bonding and getting to know your family member so we can develop a customized training plan for you and your dogs needs.
The Marker Method
B.F Skinner was an American psychologist, behaviorist, and is the father of operant conditioning that is used in clicker/marker training. It has been used in the training of marine life, rats, chickens, and you guessed it, dog training. When your dog comes for training this is the first tool that we pick up. First we associate the click with a treat, so every time your dog hears the click he knows something good is coming. Next the click is used to tell your dog he preformed a desirable behavior. After the dog has been conditioned to preform the desired behaviors when then move into proofing those behaviors around distractions.
We are the leaders in aggressive dog training in Columbus, Ohio. We have had the some of the most aggressive dogs walk through our door and walk out a complete new dog. It doesn’t matter if your dog is human aggressive or dog aggressive. We can get rid of it, or teach you how to manage it.