Be a teacher and lead with trust.
Need help with a specific behavioral issue or you want to learn something new? Kind Animal Services is a great option for dealing with dogs of all ages, breeds, and behaviors. Sessions can be done at our training locations or a place of your choosing, with personalized plans to fit your pet’s needs and your lifestyle.
Methods and Philosophy
Teaching done naturally
Kind Animal Services teaching philosophy is rooted in our mission to enrich, educate, and empower all animals.
We start by setting realistic expectations and adjusting the human mindset to understand that animals learn in much the same way humans do. We want to empower pet parents to be a teacher, not a dictator.
Our instructions put a heavy emphasis on practice and experience. It is proven that the more hours an animal (humans included) practice an action, the more that behavior becomes an ingrained habit. Through our School Day programs and training classes and events, KAS provides lots of opportunity for practice.
We also know that experiences build personality and directly affect future emotional responses to the same or similar encounters. This means we need to carefully manage our animal's experiences to help them become positive, happy, and confident beings.
KAS utilizes the power of choice and reinforcers. This method builds trust and communication between teacher and student.
We also work using a method of training called Permission-Based Training. This allows us to test for success and measure progress.
Learning is a life long process for all of us. To stay up to date on modern training methods, Kind Animal Services continues to monitor animal science theses and articles as well as reinforcing continuing education within our company.
Private training sessions for all situations.
KAS offers private consultation sessions for the whole family at your convenience. Sessions are held in your home, at our facility, or in public locations depending on the behaviors we are working on.
Consultation are provided to dog-parents in and around school days. We create a custom training plan to work on the specific behaviors you are looking to achieve and step you through your training plan.
(10% off 4 or more sessions)
Dog Training Classes
Group classes to improve your skills as your dogs teacher.
For updated class schedules please check out our calendar.
Group classes are offered on a regular basis primarily in the evening and cover a variety of topics. Some classes are based on the age of the dog while others are designed to teach certain manners or skills.
Even well-behaved dogs deserve to be continully challenged.
Finally an education for the family dog.
Dog’s learn through hours of practice and experience.
Humans spend much of their adolescent life experiencing and practicing skills through school or studies that benefit them into adulthood. Why don’t we provide the same kind of education to our dogs?
KAS school program is designed to teach dogs through experience and practice of life skills. We do this systematically with a combination of training cues and desensitization much in the same way service dogs are being trained.
Dogs that attend KAS school learn how to cope with novel situations and stress in an appropriate manner. We understand that anxiety hinders the learning process so School Days are built empowers dogs to be confident, wise, mature, and polite members of society.