What kind of training methods does Dog Face use?
We believe in force-free training. We use treats, toys and access to the good stuff in life (like the outdoors and playtime with buddies) as motivators. We do not permit the use of any aversive methods or tools in our classes or private lessons. You also won't find any whisperers here. We do not subscribe to the dominance theory; you won't hear anything about alphas and dogs trying to run your life. We believe in using science-driven, evidence based training methods.
What happens when my dog DOESN'T perform well or listen?
Effectively training a dog is all about finding the right motivators, so we can change the food, the toys and the environment. Your dog will never be intimidated, corrected with a leash, scolded, scruffed, pushed, kicked, hit, shocked or experience any other use of physical or emotional force or cruelty.
What is the Dog Face Philosophy
Dog Face believes that your dog is a valuable part of the community and we want to teach you to effectively communicate with your furry friend for a lifetime of enriching one another's lives. Whether it's teaching the basic cues and behaviors to finding meaningful ways to spend time with each other, Dog Face wants to make that happen.
How many dogs are in class?
It depends on the class and location, however we will never exceed 9 dogs in a class.
I have an aggressive dog. Can we still come to class?
Maybe! Call 608.279.3586 or email email@example.com to discuss your specific circumstances.
How do I register and pay?
You can reserve a spot online under Dog Training Classes. We accept cash or check on your first day of class!
I am a dog foster parent. How can Dog Face help?
Dog Face would love to help your foster pup! Whether you are looking for a class, private lesson or phone consult, we are very happy to assist. Contact us about your needs.
Where are you located?
We currently rent space from local doggy daycares and groomers including: The Dog Hut - McFarland; Ruffin' It Resort - West Side Madison; Camp K9 - East Side Madison and In the Dogz House - Near West/Fitchburg
My dog is ill. Should I come to class?
Nope! Keep your sick doggies home and we will work with you to make up anything you miss. You can, however, come to class without your dog!