Getting sass? Shy pet? No Problem! Sign up for a Results class and relax!
You will find the most complete class information and schedule here on my web page. Basics for registering are listed in the Brighton Community Ed and Howell Recreation Center brochures. While most participants find us through referrals, an occasional ad will be ran in the Marketeer shopper guide. Watch for local advertising featuring a puppy picture of Golden Retriever "Spirit".
From the litter to your best friend... Results and Pawformance Dog Sports! classes are based on a hands-on, unique praise reward training and handling for companion dogs that are pets - not lawn or show ring ornaments! Based on hands-on obedience training and building relationships - not clickers & treats, toys, electronics or remotes!
From the litter to your best friend, the Results simple and efficient approach works when mutual respect, responsible care and fulfilling exercise needs are provided. Proper handling in between structured leash training sessions is just as important as teaching responses to commands. Thus, the first class is for trainers - the pets stay home!
We really enjoyed watching "Annie" (Chelsea's Gala Parade CD, CGC) at the Lansing Dog Show. At the show it really became clear to us what a special relationship you have with your animals. There were many people there that had very well trained dogs yet didn't really seem to understand their animals. As the Monks of New Skete said in their book "How to be Your Dog's Best Friend", "While the dog performed well one wonders what the total dog-human relationship was like." Unfortunately, the judges don't score on this and I'm sure breeders that form "true bonds" are rare. You have a very special skill and you are lucky to have a job you truly love. ... Your friends, Barbara & Ole - "Skyla" - Chelsea' s Skyrocket - Golden Retriever
Training director, Mary T. Ratelle (previously Hepp), has been called a dog whisperer for decades because she knows dogs. Note that she does not follow the current media trends of 'dog whisperer' labels that may be a hyped business lure or fabricated drama. It is her opinion that true dog whisperers do not need to rely on dysfunctional methods or harsh handling, nor do they need to yell or shout! She can bring the best out of any dog.
The Livingston County Press - Argus Hometown Newspaper featured training director, Mary T. in their April 13, 2005 'Neighbor' story titled 'Dog Whisperer' Tames Wild-at-Heart Canines.
Regarding handling pets, due to the restrictions I am under from an auto accident in the fall 2013, I cannot physically handle the very strong and larger dogs. Thanks for your understanding if I am handling your dog and find that I have to return the leash to you.
Caution: Fraud alert! The Results Dog Training name, handouts and advertising material and even a previous address (!) has been used by others doing in home consultations, personal training and other group classes. Note Mary T. Ratelle Hepp does all instruction, staff is not employed.
If my name is used by another, do not write a check! Do get pertinent information, copy driver license if possible and get license plate information. If possible, take a picture! Please advise if you receive material with our name. Thank you!
Warning - Pet edibles from China!! This is very old news, but many well known stores have chosen to still sell treats on their shelves coming from China. There have been documented cases of thousands of pets that have died or became seriously ill from digesting food with toxins found in them in our country alone. Be sure to check labels and discard anything with "China" on it!! I find it sad what greed can do to people in the trade that we assume care about our pets... Too much info to share here on this subject - Google and learn.
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Agility field at our previous location! Pawformance Dog Sports! (PDS) agility started with the USDAA in 1992, before AKC!
Currently offered is a PDS Agility & Rally-O recreational (not titling) meld class on Tuesdays evenings.
Warning - training here can be habit forming - people and their 's have fun!!
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