Training Philosophy

RolloverU believes training your dog should be fun. When you make training a game, both you and your dog have fun which makes training enjoyable instead of a chore. Playing with your dog and allowing them to make decisions allows a deep bond of love and respect to develop. This bond makes the behaviors more reliable and dogs want to perform the requested behaviors because they are having fun.

When dealing with problem behaviors, RolloverU trainers believe there is a trigger or cause for every unwanted behavior. We strive to find and treat the cause of the behavior problem instead of just treating the symptoms. Treating the cause instead of the symptoms eliminates the behavior instead of just managing it.

We use and teach positive training techniques. We believe that there should be consequences for bad behavior, like a timeout or the removal of something desired. We follow the guidelines recommended by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. They encourage using a Limitedly Invasive, Minimally Aversive (LiMA) approach when training. By using this approach you start with consequences that are meaningful but doesn't scare or harm the dog. An example would be the removal of an excited jumpy dog when new people come to the house. We then teach him the proper way to greet people coming in the home. This guideline understands and allows room for more drastic measures for worse behavior, especially when there is a concern for safety.