Why train with Gentle Canine? We have successfully handled and trained thousands of dogs. Our specialty is behavior of the family dog. We have built our reputation on integrity, knowledge, kindness, and professionalism. We are the kind of people you feel comfortable inviting into your home to work with your family. We live and work in the Durango and Farmington area. We are your neighbors and your friends.
We work with our own dogs on a daily basis. We understand that if we don’t want to do something with our dogs, our clients probably won’t do it either. We are realistic about what to expect from our dogs, but we also expect a lot from them. We are fair and kind, but we have rules and boundaries.
We think engagement is the most important aspect of training. That simply means without your dogs attention you can’t expect anything from them. We have a lot of tools that we use to create engagement and by tools we mean games, toys, and treats.
We focus on the relationship you have or want with your dog. If you get an adult rescue dog you’re always going to be working around his past. In many cases rescue dogs can overcome great tragedy and become all the things you wanted them to be. Other times they will have some baggage that you will have to manage and work with on a daily basis. Whatever the circumstance Gentle Canine can help you make that transition easier and your bond stronger.