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FAQ - Heel Dog Training

Elevate your understanding of the transformative art of Heel Dog Training through our comprehensive FAQ guide. Whether you're a dog owner looking to enhance leash manners or a desperate soul trying to fix their reactive dog, these frequently asked questions are designed to illuminate your path.

​1. Can I get dog training at home?


Absolutely! I offer convenient in-home dog training services for a personalized experience tailored to you and your dog's needs.

2. Why is being a certified dog trainer important?

This just means that I have been through and finished a dog trainer certification program. This gives you the peace of mind that I have had some structured learning in the field!

3. Do you offer bird training services?

Yes, offer in-home bird training, helping your feathered friends learn new behaviors and enhancing their interactions with you.

4. How does your bird training work?

My bird training focuses on positive reinforcement techniques, helping your birds develop new skills and enhancing their relationship with you.

5. Can you train my dog to behave better in social situations?

Yes, I specialize in improving your dog's behavior in various social settings, making outings and interactions with other dogs enjoyable.

6. What, if anything, do you specialize in?

With the rise of reactive dogs and owners wanting to help them become better members of society; I have made it a point to study canine anxiety and reactivity issues so I can best help people have less stressful lives with their canine companions.

7. Why did you become a dog trainer?

I became a dog trainer because I absolutely love dogs and the relationships that they can forge with us humans. I also saw a need in the industry for someone who wouldn't just train the dog, but be a counselor to help the dogs and the humans through behaviors that were making their lives harder. I truly love each and every dog I get to work with and getting to know their wonderful owners is a pleasure!

8. How long does it typically take to see results in bird training? 

The timeline for bird training can vary depending on the individual bird's temperament, prior training experience, and the specific skills being taught. However, with Mattison's professional guidance, you can expect to see noticeable improvements in behavior and performance within a reasonable timeframe. Patience and consistency are key to achieving lasting results. 

9. What sets Heel Dog Training's dog training programs apart from other options? 


Heel Dog Training was founded by Mattison, a highly committed Animal Behavior College Alumni. Her level of knowledge regarding human-animal relationships creates a unique and personalized approach to dog training. Our dog training programs are tailored to each dog's individual needs and personality. We prioritize positive reinforcement, clear communication, and building trust to ensure that both dogs and their owners enjoy a comprehensive and fulfilling training experience. 

10. Can Heel Dog Training help with anxiety and reactive dogs?


Absolutely! Mattison specializes in working with anxious and reactive dogs. Her training methods are designed to address these specific challenges, helping dogs overcome their anxieties by building their confidence so they can learn to self-regulate during various situations.

11. How can bird training benefit my bird's mental health? 

Bird training provides mental stimulation, preventing boredom and encouraging problem-solving skills, which are essential for your bird's overall well-being.

12. Can you help with common behavioral issues like leash pulling or excessive barking? 

Absolutely! Our experienced trainers specialize in addressing common behavioral challenges, so you and your dog can enjoy a harmonious relationship.

13. What if I don't want to use tools on my dog?

That's okay, we won't use them then! The goal of our approach is to make the owner, as well as the dog, comfortable.

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