What We Teach and Why

Our training at Peacock Bridge is probably the most boring dog training you will ever see. We’ve boiled it down over the years to make it simple for both you and your dog. We teach your dog a lot of different things while here but the main emphasis of our training is on two basic commands which makes it easy for you and your dog to learn. Our main focus is on the off leash come and the down stay. We choose to emphasize these commands for the simple reason that if you saw three dogs running across a field chasing a deer and from 50 yards away, one of the dog’s owners yelled “Come” and his dog immediately turned away from the other running dogs and the deer and came running right back; would you need to know anything else about that dog’s relationship with his owner? Or if you saw a dog put on a “Down Stay” in the middle of a picnic surrounded by kids and other dogs and the dog laid there effortlessly for half an hour; would you need to know anything else about that dog?

What you are seeing in both of the above examples is a demonstration of a dog with a solid foundation of respect for his owner. You intuitively know that there is no way a dog with that level of respect will pull his owner down the street on a leash or sneak out to the kitchen and pee on the floor or steal food from the table. A few simple exercises like the come or down command performed at a very high degree of difficulty demonstrate perfect respect and respect is the key to solving your dog’s behavior problems almost regardless of what they are. Every dog we train here at Peacock Bridge will come when called and lay down and stay regardless of the temptation.