10 Best Reasons to Use Balanced Training Methods in Dog Training

Balanced dog training combines positive reinforcement while also implementing consequences, offering a comprehensive approach to dog behavior. 

Here are 10 reasons to consider it:

1. Effective Communication:

Balanced dog training training helps you clearly communicate your expectations to your dog, promoting better understanding. Our clients feel empowered by how much their relationship with their dog transforms through training with Beyond The Leash.

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2. Tailored Approach:

By allowing trainers to customize methods based on each individual dog’s needs and personalities, this style of dog training sets dog owners up for success.


3. Faster Results:

The combination of rewards and corrections often leads to quicker behavior changes. Making significant strides in training in a timely manner ultimately allows dogs a more full life and significantly decreases owner stress.

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4. Behavioral Variety:

Balanced training draws from a range of techniques, offering versatility in addressing various behaviors in a large variety of breeds. It is important that trainers do not present a cookie-cutter type approach to each dog and owner they see because different breeds and varying behavioral problems require out of the box thinking and problem solving.


5. Real-world Preparedness:

Dogs learn to respond to commands even in
distracting or challenging situations. Often times owners are frustrated that their
dogs perform well in a class setting but this doesn’t carry over into the real world.
Our tagline has always been “Reliable Training for the Life of your Dog” because
reliability in the real world is a key component of effective dog training.


6. Safety:

Effective and ethical balanced dog training can help protect your dog from danger by reinforcing commands that keep dogs out of harm’s way. Few things are more upsetting than when a dog has an unfortunate encounter with a porcupine or a skunk- or worst of all a moving car. A solid recall can prevent your dog from such dangers in all three situations.


7. Clear Boundaries:

Just like kids, dogs need boundaries. Dogs learn boundaries and limitations through balanced training, which can contribute to their overall well-being in regard to stress levels but most importantly give them the freedom they deserve.


8. Long-lasting Habits:

Balanced training aims for durable behavioral changes that
extend beyond training sessions. We want you and your dog to have great years
ahead not just a great day, a great week, or a great month. Therefore, the dog
training we teach at Beyond The Leash provides you.

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9. Addressing Aversive Behaviors:

Training methods that involve corrections help tackle behaviors like aggression, excessive pulling, or constant noise that might not respond well to positive-only methods.

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10. Human-Canine Bond:

A well-trained dog enhances the bond between owner and pet, leading to a more enjoyable companionship. A well-trained dog is frequently welcomed as a house guest by friends and family and brings joy to everyone everywhere.

And Remember...

The best training method depends on your dog’s personality, your goals, and your comfort level. Call us today to set up a Solutions Session to see if we can help
get your dog started on the right paw.