Canine Craze’s Training System
Canine Craze uses foundational scientific principles of positive reinforcement training in conjunction with our unique system founded on the ideas of our Craze Trained Pillars. Founder, the Late Scott Jetter, developed this system with the idea that first and foremost is the RELATIONSHIP you build with your dog and everything else is built on that. He observed over the years the importance of the owners DISCIPLINE and without it, training never found traction. Amidst training he also concluded that rules and boundaries were a critical piece of the puzzle because without them, there was nothing but chaos, and with rules and boundaries clients developed PRESENCE CONTROL and leadership. Using positive reinforcement training principles does not mean the dog can do whatever they like without any real rules and expectations. Lastly, he found that PRACTICAL WORK was what most clients came to him for and wanted, however, what they didn’t know is that practical work is most successful only after the other pillars are supported.
Over the years, we have expanded on this model to include four learning phases with subsequent layers that incrementally teach clients how to build behaviors from beginning to end. This includes having behaviors that are generalized, fluent, proficient, and transferable along with removing the use of constant reinforcement and fading the use of the clicker.
Communication is a two-way street, being able to read your dog’s body language and what they are trying to tell you to better communicate with your dog is essential. You and your dog learning to be engaged with one another is another essential element.
Being disciplined as our dog’s trainer, keeping training records, being a good observer, and remaining consistent with your expectations are all key aspects to being successful with your own discipline.