At Best Friends Obedience, Inc. in Lexington, Kentucky, we employ Volhard's Motivational Method, which focuses on training your dog to obey through motivational methods. All instructors have been trained in this method and most have also attended the Volhard's Instructor Training Camp, as well as other dog-related seminars and the annual Association of Pet Dog Trainers conference. By not relying on punishment, this method delivers better, more lasting outcomes for your dog.
In this step-by-step program, each week builds on the previous one. During class, the instructor teaches you how to train your dog to do the steps for that week. Your ultimate success depends on the training and practice you give your dog at home throughout the week. You are provided with written "homework sheets" to help guide your home training.