Your Training adventure begins
Success in training your dog begins with you!
Yes, you heard correct, that is you as the handler/owner.
Welcome to the Home of Dog Training.
When training with Norfolk K9 your courses and classes are structured to help you succeed towards your training goals. You will learn all about when, how and what techniques you need for training your dog.
Our goal is to help you break the barriers of communication and to show you the fastest, easiest, most comfortable and effective methods of training your dog. We will do this in simple and easy-to-understand terms so that everyone can benefit from the information and experiences found in these practical sessions.
Just as in a dog’s world, simplicity is the answer and the key to most situations and questions; keeping it simple is always the best way to learn!
Remember our acronym: KISS = Keep It Short & Simple.
Some unscrupulous trainers would have you believe that "Positive Reinforcement Training" is purely an advertising gimmick used to play on emotions.
That is not the case, it has been around for centuries.
Positive reinforcement is a term described by B. F. Skinner in his theory of operant conditioning.
So the real reason some trainers call it a gimmick is purely because they do not understand or know how to put this valuable training criteria into place.
Positive Reinforcement Training essentially means teaching by reinforcing and training desired behaviours, interrupting and preventing undesirable behaviours without the intentional use of physical or psychological intimidation and taking into consideration the learner’s physical health and emotional state. Educating oneself with the goal of employing humane, effective training based on the latest scientific evidence.
Positive Reinforcement Training means:
1) Teaching and reinforcing desirable behaviours so they will be more likely to occur in the future.
2) Preventing and interrupting undesirable behaviours without the intentional use of physical or psychological intimidation.
3) Taking the learner’s physical and emotional well-being into account.
4) Continuing to educate oneself with the goal of employing humane, effective training based on the latest scientific evidence.