Frequently Asked Questions

What is positive training?

Positive training uses evidence based training methods that have been proven to provide faster results than any other method. No adversive tools or methods will be used in our training, such as choke chains, prong collars, and leash jerks. LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) is a preferred method by reputable animal organizations, such as APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) and IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants). 

Can my whole family attend?

YES! We highly encourage the entire family or anyone who lives in the home with the dog to attend the training sessions. This will help with consistency when training your dog. 

Are there breed restrictions in your training?

Absolutely not! There is no data that would support a need to restrict a specific breed. Each dog has different characteristics even within their same breed. Aggressive/reactive dogs won't be allowed in a group class environment but we have training options for them.

Do you have in-home training?

Yes, in-home training sessions and individual consultations are available.

Is my dog too old to be trained?

No way! Training is a great way to build your relationship with your dog and it helps to live a cohesive life.

How fast will I see results?

This will be determined with each individual dog and owner. Each dog will learn at different rates. Some tasks are harder for some than others for different dogs. This will also depend on how much time you spend training your dog and how well you utilize the tools/skills your trainer has given you.

Do you use food in your training?

Most dogs respond well to yummy treats. Some dogs perform better using play as a reward. We will utilize the reward that motivates your dog the best. Training needs to be fun for you and the dog! And we always want our dogs to succeed so we will always try to set them up for success.

Can you help with potty training?

Sure! We have several tools and resources that we can share with you about potty training. Please reach out to us if you and your dog are struggling with this.

Do you train reactive/aggressive dogs?

Reactive and aggressive dogs are not a good fit for group classes but we have other options for them. We have in-home training and individual consultation options available for reactive/aggressive dogs. Please contact us to discuss further. 

Do you board and train?

We hope to begin offering a day camp training option soon.

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Simon Says Dog Training

4104 27th Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55406

612-968-7205

simonsaysdogtrainer@gmail.com

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