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XEIKO Dog Training Edmonton

I use a reward-based balanced          approach to training.

My training techniques are based on operant conditioning using the following key principles:

  1. Begin by establishing a behaviour through positive reinforcement, utilizing treats or toys. After the behaviour is reliably demonstrated, introduce the remaining elements of operant conditioning—negative reinforcement, negative punishment, and positive punishment—to further solidify its dependability.

  2. Use clear, consistent communication alongside a defined structure and boundaries to help the dog understand expected behaviour.

  3. Incorporate play in the training process to foster engagement and deepen the bond between owner and dog.

  4. Tailor the training to each dog’s needs and abilities using the least intrusive and minimally aversive techniques to attain the desired outcomes.​

I teach you how to use operant conditioning principles to train your dog effectively and fairly. My reward-based balanced training method is fair, consistent, and tailored to your dog's individual needs and capabilities.

My Training Process

My hour-long sessions are private one-on-ones at your location with you, your dog, and me as your trainer. During these sessions, we will work on various techniques with your dog and give you the opportunity to practice as well. It's important to consistently practice the techniques learned in each session at home between meetings to ensure your dog's progress.


Between sessions, you can email me with any questions or concerns. In subsequent sessions, we will review the homework you worked on and continue to tailor the training plan to your dog's individual needs. My goal is for you and your dog to have an enjoyable and productive time together.

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