5 Reasons Why You Should Try Online Learning With Wag N Tails

At Wag ‘N’ Tails, we are proud to use a strategy in teaching dogs that teaches the learner by using the “Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive”(LIMA) set of tactics likely to succeed in achieving a training or behavior change objective.

We use this method of teaching for all of our courses including our online lessons, courses, mini-lessons, and additional resources available for your ongoing education.

What does LIMA mean, really?

In the vast majority of cases, desired behavior change can be affected by focusing on the animal’s environment, physical well-being, interventions, and the use of classical and operant conditioning as opposed to the use of punishment. 

For example, if you have a young puppy this method of teaching your puppy what it is that you WANT your puppy to DO, instead of teaching with what you DON’T want your puppy to do is the key to your success!

Maybe you have an older dog with already learned behaviors! Well, much like us, dogs repeat what they find to be rewarding. 

So, what happens then? How do we treat a behavior problem in that case?

Whether you’re looking for new ways to bond with your dog, or you’re treating behavior problems that require special attention that you just can’t seem to find help or answers to, our online programs offer that guidance.

Here are the beginning steps that we follow below to get you started with our online learning courses!

1. What is motivating to your dog? Let’s find out together!

We feel strongly that your dog is the best at determining what is reinforcing to them. Some dogs are food-driven, others would take a squeaky toy over a cookie any day. Your dog is the one to determine what motivates them and what sets their soul on fire. 

2. Tools and management play such an essential part in getting you started before we even begin the actual teaching of words with training.

Dogs have to cope with stress, just like we do. They have good days and bad days, just like us. Dogs are not robots, they are all different with unique personalities.

Understanding the proper use of tools and management can make or break your success!

Setting up realistic expectations for the learner is part of what we do in our behavior strategies. We utilize our time during your lessons to make sure that we are considering the overall experience of the dog and its family. Safety and comfort always come first, and management with appropriate tools is paramount to our success.

3. We base our system on the bond and the relationship with your dog

Our methods of learning focus on mindfulness and staying calm for everyone, not just the dog.  It’s amazing how much can be accomplished when we learn how to just chill – especially in the presence of things that get us fired up! This can be hard enough for people, let alone dogs. It’s not easy to stay patient when we’re living with a new non-English speaking adorable creature. We get it. We’re here for you!

Our online courses let you get to know your dog in a new way! Including how to identify, interact with, and even handle your dog in high-stress situations including barking, leash pulling, and whining in the crate.

4. The downloads and homework are everything! 

There’s only so much you can remember after each coaching session. Your downloads will kick in the second you sign up, plus you have access to our exclusive app which allows you access to your progress reports and report cards so you can track your progress after each lesson with your trainer. This feature is a pet parent-favorite for sure!

5. Our online training is fun, effective and it’s affordable!

You can schedule time with your trainer around the convenience of your calendar which works out great for busy people on the go. Plus, you can invite the entire family or choose to be on your own. Whichever is best for you!

There is so much we can learn online nowadays! Dog training included! I’ve learned how to play guitar and restore furniture from online courses! Not to mention all the amazing dog behaviorists around the world that I continue to consult with monthly to maintain my education for you. There’s only so much you can gain from quick online videos. An entire online course or an individual zoom lesson is where it’s at!

Every dog is different and every pet parent and household has their own individual needs and specific ideas as to what they have in mind for their goals long term, this is why I love the individual lessons via zoom available here.

We’re here to help get you started on the prevention of problems and treatment for those areas of difficulty that you’re still struggling with.

Join us to begin your training journey and create a bond based on understanding and creating memories that last a lifetime.

We can’t wait to see you inside the program! Take a look at our store to view more of our products!



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