With Covid cases on the rise, we are putting more procedures in place to try to give instructors and students as safe of a training environment as we can. We will continue to follow the CDC recommendations of wearing a mask the entire time you are in the building, washing hands and keeping social distancing. The mask must cover your mouth and nose all ALL times. There is no exception to this.
Woofman’s Lodge has a ventilation system to bring fresh air into the room using their fan system. The fans will be turned on before class starts. The instructor will shut them off during class due to how loud they are. They will be turned on again at the end of the class. We will also be defusing an essential oil created by Dr. Shelton DMV for respiratory concerns. The oil is called Open Air and the ingredients are Essential Oils of Tangerine (Citrus reticulate), Cinnamon (Cinnomomum zeylanicum), Spruce (Picea mariana), Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis), Eucalyptus radiata, Clove (Eugenia caryolphyllata), Helichrysum (H. italicum), Frankincense (Boswellia carterii), Lemon (Citrus limon), Marjoram (Origanum majorana), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis C). This will be defused before and possibly during class. We will continue to monitor this and make any changes to provide safety to all.
We believe that using force and pain-based methods diminishes the relationship between the owner and their dog, and teaches the dog that the owner can be unpredictable and dangerous. As humans, we tend to focus on what our dogs do wrong, and spend little time focusing on all the things our dogs do right. Our classes are based on reinforcing the correct behaviors while stopping and redirecting the incorrect behaviors.
We here at Loving Paws work hard to encourage people to view their dogs as the magnificent animals that they truly are.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Loving Paws owner, Laura Yurchak, has been moving data to a new computer. Some emails may have been lost in the change over. If you have not heard from us within 24 hours please resend your email. You can also call 262-652-0652.
We at Loving Paws LLC use techniques from respected and well-known animal behaviorists and trainers. Most of the techniques used in our puppy, adolescent and adult classes are from Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dr. Patricia McConnell, and Chris Bach’s The Third Way (TTW) of Dog Training. We train dogs without using force or pain based methods, we are successful using positive reinforcement techniques.
It is the persistent rehearsal or playing of our training games, while at the same time preventing your dog from practicing unwanted behaviors, that creates good habits and builds a wonderful relationship between you and your dog.
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