About our Program

graduateDowntown Dogs strives to offer a rewarding learning experience for dogs and their people in and around the Silicon Valley. Whether this is your first dog or your 15th, you and your dog will benefit from our variety of training and behavior modification services. Our Trainers are experienced, reliable, and focused on providing a stimulating environment to help make your dog a good companion. Our instruction is specially designed to strengthen the human-animal bond while improving your dog's behavior. In doing so, we use your dog's instinctive abilities, personality and spirit to unleash your dog's fullest potential!

 

Our Methods

Training your dog doesn't have to be a difficult task but should be fun and rewarding. Our Positive Reinforcement methods help to build a relationship with respect and trust, not fear and punishment. We use treats, toys, praise - whatever your dog finds rewarding. We also discuss weaning off these rewards so as not to create "Show me the money" dogs. We believe in "Nothing in life is free" - dogs should work to earn all the fun things in life. Thes methods help to create dogs that are enthusiastic to learn and owners that are excited to teach them.