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EDT helps dog owners train, manage and rehabilitate their hard-to-train dogs, and feel safe in the process.

Philosophy

EDT’s Dog Training Philosophy begins with a common respect for all dogs, and has the continued goal of extreme knowledge.

EDT is not limited to training only one way.

A balanced, scientific training approach includes the use of rewards and all tools. That means treats, affection, praise, training Collars, E-Collars, etc.

Every dog should be cared for in a unique way. Of course, that means being carried out by an expert dog handler.

On the other end of the spectrum, here’s an example of being indoctrinated by the one-way-to-train, sub-philosophy:

A dog not going into a car, and taking several months to treat train him when there are humane ways to do it quicker.

example using tools?

A “Trainer” beginning a soft dog (touch sensitive) on a Prong Collar just because it worked on a hard dog; then calling the dog a rebel when he reacts.

Wrapping this section up, anyone can talk dog psychology these days. But holistically, that’s only a piece of the puzzle.

EDT believes that if you call yourself “Dog Trainer,” you should be thoroughly equipped to help any dog (within reason). That means understanding all areas that could cause a dog to be problematic (See Methodology). Not just the psyche of the dog.

 



Your Dog’s Obedience Training Program

 

MARKING-

Positioning the dog with food. He begins with positive reinforcement.

 

FADING-

Dog must understand the command without the use of a hand signal. Advanced training requires complete understanding.

 

VARIABLE INTERVAL SCHEDULE-

The dog must hold the command for a time. It allows tools to be introduced without side effects.

 

PARTIAL GENERALIZATION-

The dog must learn to associate his command to other reinforcing stimuli besides food.

 

ESCAPE LEARNING-

The dog must successfully escape punishment. This is the intro to positive punishment and negative reinforcement. Its very important to know that this stage in training requires the most time. Food still exists at this point. If done correctly it should be fun for the dog and prepare the following level to be a polishing rather than abuse.

 

AVOIDANCE LEARNING-

The dog must learn to actively avoid punishment altogether. When done correctly, this is the most humane approach to training because a dogs heart rate lowers when he choses to ignore something.

 

Now, the above program shows you 3 things:

First, how your dog will be trained, scientifically, and what the order should be from a humane perspective.

Second, it can help you predict how many In-home sessions you may need, if it’s fitting.

Third, it can give an idea of how to do it yourself, if your willing to dig and grind away.

Finally, When you think “obedience, think “control.” This is only part of a possible training plan. The chart just below illustrates the overall goal of the training in simplicity.

want to learn more about a complete training plan? Just give EDT a call!

Methodology

 

EDT’s approach to dog training is a truly a unique one. The techniques reach far beyond any other dog training system.

The system cannot be memorized but is rather a large classification structure. Within the chronological tiers of information, there is an order of what comes before something else.

For example, Genetics, or temperament traits would be understood before a training plan is created for each dog.

Another example, is when dealing with a potentially dangerous dog; a proper diagnosis is vital.

This may include the owner completely understanding how his dog views him, and how the dog should view the owner before authority is asserted over the dog.

This versatile system is able to troubleshoot dog problems that are unable to be explained, even by other trainers. It’s able to map out the best dog aggression training blueprints.

The style is better known as “Foundation Style.”