I started K-9 Connection with the belief that the most important thing in dog training, whether it be obedience or behavior modification, is a healthy relationship between dog and owner. The majority of training difficulties and behavioral problems stem from an imbalance in this relationship. Consequently, all of our programs are structured around this aspect first, because no amount of treats or toys can make up for a lack of respect and trust.
Due to the complex nature of the canine mind, I don’t advocate any single training method or tool. Each dog must be evaluated individually before the most effective method can be determined. I have made it my personal responsibility to become familiar with all the varying styles of dog training, which makes me capable of offering the most well-rounded and versatile programs in Buffalo. Additionally, what is more important than which type of collar, or flavor of treats that you use, is the effectiveness of communication between you and your dog. For this reason I help dog owners to improve their body language, posture and vocal intonation to show them how to make their language match their intention.
My methods are simple, logical, and they work. The idea is that once the relationship is balanced, and the communication is effective, the dog will become naturally obedient. Once you have achieved this state with your dog, the rest will come with far greater ease.
- Tyler Muto