SW Semper FIDO
Dog Training
With SW Semper FIDO, you will have a specific training plan for you and your dog's needs.  Our free evaluations allow us to see how you work with your dog as a team, thus, determining where the short falls are, whether it be a lack of communication or something that you do that encourages negative behavior.  So many times we as pet owners let our emotions get in the way of being an effective team with our four-legged family members.  Even though we want nothing but the best for them, we are unknowingly rewarding negative behaviors which only confirms to the dog that what they are doing is okay.  Our goal is to break down the communication by simplifying what we say to them and how we say it.  We tend to think with human emotions, however, when this happens we typically over think what we are doing and only make things more complex and confuse the dog.  In order to reach our goal of an obedient pet we must be fair to them and adapt our training methods to fit each specific dog.  We must remember dogs are just like people in the fact that each one learns in different way or pace than others.  We must figure out what motivates them and makes training fun in order to get maximum results. 

  1. Clear signals training
    CST (clear signals training) is founded on three important ideas: 1). Teach the dog to understand commands with rewards, not physical force. Whenever possible the animal learns the basics while performing for rewards in a low stress atmosphere. 2). Establish clear communication so the dog knows what the trainer wants and fully understands the relationship between its behavior and rewards or punishments. Clear communication is provided by consistency and a system of verbal cues (“yes,"‚ “no," and “good") used by the trainer to "mark" behaviors so the dog realizes which of its behaviors resulted in a particular reward or a particular punishment. 3). Use compulsion only when necessary, and use it in a fair and effective fashion. Compulsion works best and with fewest harmful side effects when used to enforce commands the dog has already learned to understand during reward-based practice. The role of compulsion is to make sure the dog carries out well-understood commands even when distracted or otherwise challenged, not to force the dog to carry out an exercise that it dislikes or does not understand. Always remember “Teach, train then proof."

Complete canine training

Complete obedience training

Clear signals training

Indifference training

E-Collar training

Socialization training

Educating owners/handlers