Training FAQ


These twin girls were delighted when they could finally walk the dog in their yard
 

WHAT IS THE BEST AGE TO TRAIN A DOG?

Dogs can learn at any age. They do so in the wild starting from weeks old with the mother and long into their lives. The best time to bring a dog to Stein-Way is at the beginning of your relationship so you learn how to communicate without any upset, but more than 65% of the dogs that come have been with their owners for a year or longer and the dogs are very able to change their old habits.

HOW MUCH FOLLOW UP SHOULD BE NECESSARY AFTER MY 1 VISIT?

For one week after the lesson, you will show the dog in your normal routine that what you taught here you will include in his own environment. Most people report that after 3 days of enforcement the dog is 75% improved and after a week, practice becomes unnecessary. Dogs settle into good behavior once the owner knows what to do.

HAVE THERE EVER BEEN DOGS THAT CANNOT BE TRAINED BY THIS METHOD?

Out of 8,500 dogs that have come to Stein-Way, 17 could not succeed in fixing the behavior problems. In most cases that is apparent in the first hour. In that case a $50.00 evaluation fee is charged rather than the full training fee. Please note that most people thought their dog fell into that category before they got here. Remember, people do not bring us dogs who already listen. Almost every dog owner that has felt frustrated with techniques tried at home or other training programs before coming for individual training. That discouragement makes many people feel very skeptical about success. That’s why we tell you, “Your Dog Obeys Or You Don’t Pay”

WHAT MAKES STEIN-WAY SPECIAL?

We realize that people love their dogs but a misbehaving dog adds stress to family life. People have busy schedules and cannot offer constant reinforcement for weeks on end. Nor do dogs need that. They learn quickly in the wild or they do not survive.


Mutual adoration and affection expressed without words.
  • We take normal family life into consideration when we offer training advice
  • We do not charge until the dog obeys the owner at the end of the visit without the trainer present
  • We never yell or hit the dog (or the people!!) and show you humane methods that work quickly with you present at all times
  • We believe in being patient with the owner. If you already knew the method, you wouldn’t need us
  • We offer a written guarantee of follow up at no charge for the lifetime of the dog
  • We teach you a life skill of handling dogs that you can apply to any other dog you ever purchase or can apply to new situations as this dog grows.
  • We train one on one so we do not miss mistakes you make which end up confusing the dog at home. We give a written outline at the end of the visit that reviews all the information for your peace of mind
  • WE RETURN PHONE CALLS

We take this job very seriously because a dog that does not listen can be hurt, or hurt someone else in an instant without ever meaning to do so. Our name is connected to each dog that leaves here. We aim to train dog and owner to produce safe endearing companionship. I’d like to schedule a lesson.