Dog Friendly Training and Problem Behavior Solutions
Collierville Pet Hospital is pleased to partner with trainer and behavior specialist Alan Turner to offer our clients dog training at our facility on Tuesday evenings. Alan also offers private training sessions and a tremendous amount of free professional help on his website at Whistlecome.com
Alan started his canine training career in 1980 and established How’s Bentley – Dog Friendly Training and Problem Behavior Solutions in 2001.
While working with people and their dogs, Alan learned that the most useful information is not the set of instructions for teaching sit, down, stay, heel, or come. Many group and private trainers deliver precise instructions for teaching specific obedience commands but fail to provide families with an understanding of animal behavior and learning. The result is a dog that will perform a few behaviors flawlessly in a group class or quiet home environment; however, the behaviors break down in real-life situations and families become bewildered and frustrated.
Families that do not understand how dogs learn unknowingly teach their dogs to play-bite, jump up, and bark excessively, as well as send their dogs conflicting signals, which can contribute to house soiling, fear, aggression, and other behaviors that ultimately destroy the relationships between families and their companion animals.
To prevent this breakdown of human–dog relationships, Alan incorporates introductions to the ABCs of animal behavior and learning into his training and behavior modification services.
Families who learn about animal behavior and learning have the tools for successful interspecies communication and the knowledge to raise well-mannered companion animals! Educated families are not bewildered and frustrated when behaviors break down, but are well prepared for their exciting and rewarding journeys as gentle, understanding teachers and partners to one of nature’s most remarkable gifts—the companion animal. The information most valuable to families is the knowledge of how animals learn and how best to teach them!
For more information about Alan’s classes at Collierville Pet Hospital, please contact us at 901-853-7330. Visit his website at Whistlecome.com to learn more about Alan’s training services.