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Welcome to Active Canine Training Solutions

My name is Missy Dallas, and I started Active Canine Training Solutions so dog owners in Scottsdale and surrounding areas can get the help they need in training their dogs effectively and efficiently. I have extensive experience training my own two pups, Feisty and Kiah, who both needed singular training regimes that fit their needs, but I have also been working with dogs (besides my own) for years! Throughout my years of experience, I have found that training a dog takes patience, acceptance, and most importantly, perseverance.

I work with dog owners to find their pup’s motivators and triggers so we can identify certain issues and work from the ground up in solving them. Training a dog is dynamic work, and most often takes the help of a professional who understands dogs and knows how to help change their behaviors. Whether you have just gotten a puppy or adopted a sweet pup and are looking for dog behavior training in Scottsdale, please give me a call! I provide both private training, where I come to your house for in-home dog training, as well as a board and train service, which happens in my home.

Reach out to me today to learn more about either of my services, or for more information about me! I look forward to working with you and your canine friend.

Is it Important to Train My Dog?

When people get new dogs, they often underestimate how hard it will be to integrate them into the family. They think, “Oh, I’m sure ‘Sit,’ ‘Stay,’ and ‘Come’ will certainly be enough.” It is true, these simple commands are the bedrock of dog training, but no one should place too much emphasis on these commands. There is an entire world of dog training techniques that must be tapped into and utilized in order for you to have a great relationship with your pup, and visa versa.

Training your dog is an important part of any dog’s life, and is important for several reasons. First, it provides mental stimulation, which helps to keep your dog happy and mentally tired. When combined with exercise, your dog is also physically tired and far less likely to destroy things around your home which is a sign of anxiety, and could be from lack of mental and physical stimulation.

Second, some kind of reward-based training where the dog is set up to succeed and then is rewarded for performing “good” behavior is enjoyable for the dog and positively enhances the relationship between the dog and the handler or owner. By ignoring “unwanted” behavior, which is done through reward-based training and revolves around positive reinforcement, the dog tends to stop behaving in ways that you don’t like.

Third, but certainly not least, it is your responsibility to train your dog and do your part in giving them the best life you are able to. Your dog is, more or less, entirely dependent on you. They eat when you put food down, are able to drink water when you refill their bowls, and understand the world around them based on how you treat and train them. Working with your dog helps you understand their needs better and helps them understand yours. It is important to put in the work so that you may build a positive relationship between you and your pup.

How Can Obedience Training Help?

Understanding your dog’s behavior and knowing why they do what they do is the backbone of getting started training your pup. Part of my initial work when I begin training with clients is performing an assessment that identifies their triggers, motivators, etc. Based on this information, I am more readily prepared to provide the client with the tools and information they need to know about their dog, and I myself am more prepared to train their canine friend.

Obedience training helps your pet learn their role in your family and the world. Through my programs and the tools I provide owners with, your puppy will learn the skills necessary for them to interact with other dogs and with people both inside and outside your home. It is essential to teaching your dog healthy behaviors and avoiding, or eliminating negative ones. My in-home dog training services are perfect for obedience training because dogs are able to learn in environments they are familiar with and you can personalize your efforts to your dog and your lifestyle. I am happy to provide my in-home dog training in Scottsdale for anyone who gives me a call!

Get the Help of a Dog Training Professional

Unless you were blessed with a great dog that somehow reads your mind and knows exactly what you want, chances are pretty darn good that you need some help. Training a dog is no small feat, especially when you have a ton of other things you need to prioritize, like work and kids. Both you and your dog need support from someone who knows what they are doing, understands your dog’s needs, and can help you communicate yours. If you are looking for a Scottsdale dog trainer, please don’t hesitate to give me a call! I look forward to improving the relationship between you and your dog.