OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Our guiding principles provide a framework for the values that embody our work with dogs, their guardians, and the community. As training professionals and advocates, each member of our team is committed to providing you with the following:
RESPECT, KINDNESS, AND COMPASSION FOR ALL
We love working with animals, but we really love working with their humans, too. Our trainers build a respectful, collaborative relationship with both you and your dog so that the training environment is supportive, engaging, and fun for everyone. We foster an environment of compassion and kindness for animals and humans alike. As a result, we have happy, voluntary participants who experience less stress in the training environment and are more consistent and reliable long term.
TRAINING SESSIONS THAT EDUCATE AND EMPOWER
Our trainers are certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and/or the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and complete extensive continuing education courses on a quarterly basis. We believe that sharing that knowledge with you is one of the most important parts of our jobs. We are prepared to offer information that will increase cooperation between you and your dog, thus strengthening and enhancing your lifelong relationship.
FORCE-FREE TRAINING FUN FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG
Research demonstrates that dogs experience complex emotions and have a wide range of cognitive abilities. Like humans, dogs learn better when they are not under stress. This fact drives our mission to never cause fear, stress, or harm to animals or their guardians both inside and outside of the training setting. Our training methods are not just about getting results, but about creating relationships that increase trust, choice, and motivation. We strive to motivate animals to offer the behaviors we want to see more of, therefore decreasing the ones we don’t. This delivers more reliable results with less side effects than other methods which use pain or fear.
Because we believe in long-term behavior change, we do not use tools such as shock collars, prong collars, choke chains, leash corrections, or anything that might otherwise elicit a fearful response in an animal.
K9 Turbo Training is grateful to be a member of the Southeast Michigan dog training community. We work to partner with and collaborate with animal lovers, trainers, and advocates throughout the country. In order to best serve animals and their families, we work to build collaborative relationships with supportive and humane businesses and organizations.
We work with the whole family to achieve the most amount of change. Our trainers take their time to understand your animal’s history, your family dynamics, and your goals and hopes for training. We work to understand your dog’s background and environment so that we can treat the underlying causes of his or her behavior.
PROFESSIONALISM AND INTEGRITY IN EVERY SESSION
Our trainers are committed to providing you with training sessions that are structured, educational, and include hands-on techniques for you to use at home. We honor and respect your right to make decisions for your animal, and are committed to explaining training techniques in a professional, collaborative, non-judgmental way.
INCLUSIVE TRAINING ENVIRONMENTS
We strive to deliver information in a kind, simple, and accessible manner. We welcome all to train with us, regardless of current training techniques, knowledge base, or socioeconomic status.