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At Show Me Your Dog Training, we recognize that every dog is an individual​ with needs that differ from others. A "one size fits all" training approach isn't going to work for everyone.

We train the dog in front of us, regardless of generalized characteristics that may lean towards one training method over another. It is all about finding what works best for that individual! 

Our ultimate goal in teaching obedience is to build in your dogs better decision making; if we can help a dog learn to make good choices on his own, obedience becomes an easy, fun part of every day life, not a grueling drill we are forced to practice.

Early in his training, Kratos sporting both his remote collar and pinch collar.

SMYD Foster Sammie showing off her free-shaping skills

Tool Box

We use a variety of tools and training methods that are suitable to help you and your dog achieve your training goals! This may mean using food rewards, a slip chain, or a remote collar. Regardless of the tool used, our goal is to build the relationship between you and your dog. 

​We don't subscribe to one particular training method because for us, dog training is not cookie cutter. If it works for the betterment of the relationship between you and your dog then great!

It's not about unicorn poop or fairy dust. Successful training should not be dependent on what type of treat you are using or if your dog is in a listening mood or not. It comes down to the relationship with your dog. A dog and owner who have mutual respect and trust can accomplish anything - even the everyday neighborhood walk. 


Using remote collar training to help Fennie with resource guarding.

"Today you are YOU, that is truer than true! There is no one alive that is YOUER than YOU!"

- Dr. Seuss