SUSAN only uses motivational and dog-friendly training techniques with the focus on rewarding good behaviour. She does not use force. This approach is scientifically proven to be the most effective and humane way to train. It also helps develop and support a healthy relationship between the dog and its human family.
There are several different methods of positive, reward-based training. Nearly all initially involve food (treats) although these are faded out over time in favour of other rewards such as play.
Whichever method is selected for you and your dog, everything will be clearly explained to you: for example why the method has been chosen, what it involves, how you do it and what we hope to achieve. All our indoor classes have lesson plans on whiteboards which you can photograph for your personal use.
The "watch" cue in action.