First and foremost Golden Tricks 1 is fun! Training should be an enjoyable experience for people and dogs. We know that when owners are smiling and tails are wagging, learning is easier. People love these tricks, and the dogs agree. Laugh and learn as you teach your dog these tricks and your dog learns important life skills. The tricks are suitable for dogs of all ages and all skill levels.
However, don't be fooled grounded firmly in the principles of learning, these tricks have a deeper underlying goal of building and enhancing the dog/human relationship. Each trick helps promote mutual attention and respect, helps the owner develop a high quality of connection and avoids the use of any force or pressure. Dogs are engaged as willing partners, without pressure or corrections. Owner's learn how to work with their dog in a respectful and positive way for the best possible results - and are often surprised to discover what is possible when the relationship remains the center of all they do with their dog.
Ready? Set - GO for the fun!
I’m a certified professional dog trainer through the Ethology Institute of Cambridge and have spent more than 20 years training dogs. I am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the International Society for Applied Ethology with a passion for learning and understanding, especially about dogs and I have a love for golden retrievers. I am currently President of the Golden Retriever Club of WA, Secretary of the National Golden Retriever Council, Vice President and an instructor for Perth Obedience and Dog Training Club and an instructor for Joondalup Dog Training Club and a breeder of golden retrievers.