Working with the Right Dog Trainer

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BauHound Haus Pet Store in Milton, ON

BauHound Haus strives to provide you with services that will better the health of your dog in every way. That is why we welcomed Mirkka Koivusalo, MSC, PHD, KPA CTP of Mindful Behaviors-Positive Dog Training in Toronto/Milton to work with us years ago. Mirkka believes, like we do, in force-free and science-based training.
Dog training that relies on current research in animal behavior and learning theories to teach your dog without any physical force, prong, pinch or choke chains. Mirkka is a Karen Pryor Academy Ceritified Training Partner, but what does that mean to you when picking a dog trainer?

The Karen Pryor Academy is an education program by one of the best dog trainers in the field. Below is an explanation of what makes choosing a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner important for you, your pet and the relationship you will have with them.

From Karen Pryor Acamedy’s website:

Why Choose a KPA CTP
All dogs deserve great trainers. Every Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) is a graduate of our Dog Trainer Professional program and has demonstrated excellent technical knowledge and hands-on skills in positive teaching and training. A KPA CTP is a trainer you and your pets can count on.
Selecting a KPA CTP means that the trainer is:

Is skilled in using positive teaching and training techniques with you and your pet to make training fun.
Is educated about using science and behavior-based methods to make training more efficient.

Can customize a training program specifically designed to help you and your pet communicate and succeed together.

Participates in programs for quality assurance and continuing education to ensure the training you receive is based on modern research and technology.

Pledges to teach and train using force-free principles so that you and your dog develop a bond built on trust and respect.


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