We teach classes with one overriding goal.
To save dog’s lives
Thinking Dogs is a Force Free organization. We are members of the Pet Professional Guild, a worldwide organization developed to share the latest research and training techniques, which are effective and pain free.
We use clickers, food, toys, movement, play, sniffing, and a host of other popular reinforcement tools to raise the value of the owner and build a powerful relationship between a family and their dog.
The team at Thinking Dogs has pledged to remain current on all of the latest research on how dog learn, think, play, behave, and communicate. A large portion of our income is channeled right back into our continuing education, using conference attendance, webinars, online classes, watching DVDs, and reading the latest books and dog training literature.
We follow our favorite researchers and fellow dog trainers on social media and websites, share ideas, and get together for impromptu brainstorming and planning.
We work hard to provide our clients with the most current scientific information that we have on dogs – how they learn, think, and communicate. With that knowledge, owners can understand how dogs learn and how to bring clarity to their relationship.
Thinking Dogs gives back to the community by volunteering our time at the Yolo County Animal Services Shelter. We work with the dogs, consult on behavior issues, and teach classes to help volunteers with their training and observation skills.
In addition, our team offers free training classes for foster dogs and do quite a bit of fostering ourselves (both dogs and cats).