Terry Vanhook is a certified training partner with the Karen Pryor Academy. Terry has been training with operant conditioning since 1988 and loves seeing animals respond to positive training. She offers private lessons, and teaches group classes in Louisville, KY. Terry likes helping people and their dogs develop a bond and relationship based on trust. She finds it especially rewarding to work with dogs that have problems, and to see the difference clicker training can make for them and their owners.
The strongest relationships between dogs and humans are based on cooperation and kindness rather than a human dominance/animal submission methodology, which is central to outdated traditional training methods. Positive training helps to establish and maintain a connection that increases trust and therefore creates a stronger bond between dog and owner, because if your dog feels good about you, he will be a happier, more confident and better-behaved dog.