Bill Glatzel’s approach to dog obedience training is based on years of study. As one of the foremost students of dog behavior he has seen firsthand the effect of a combination of Operant Conditioning, Positive Reinforcement and Negative Reinforcement, and has made these techniques the centerpieces of his training philosophy, which specializes in the elimination of aggression, fears, anxieties and phobias in dogs.
This being the case, Bill is always eager to counteract the flashing red lights some people see when they hear the word “negative reinforcement.” Don’t let the term scare you, because in truth it isn’t negative at all! In fact it is non-aversive, as we don’t believe any dog should be trained with fear, pain or intimidation. As an example consider the following:
- I am walking a dog and want to turn right
- The dog wants to continue going straight
- I tap the dog on the shoulder to get its attention so it can turn with me
That is all there is to negative reinforcement!
By combining all of the aforementioned aspects of training, Bill and the team at TLC K9 Academy are able to make their intentions clear to puppies and dogs. By opening the lines of communication he is able to provide a low stress atmosphere for puppy training and canine training while getting lasting results in a fraction of the time of other Phoenix dog trainers.
We are committed to providing dog training classes that offer the least amount of stress and the quickest results. Remember, we are training you as well as your dog, and the knowledge and insight you’ll gain into your dog’s mind and regarding the techniques with which to communicate your wishes will result in lasting good behavior and a more balanced home life.
This was my first experience with using a professional trainer for my dog "Missy." When they first came out the consultation was very informative. I got to see a trained dog work, and was immediately sold. There was no pressure. They were very professional. -Bonnie D.