We believe that trust, clarity, guidance, respect, exercise, play, discipline, love and affection are key foundations when training your way to a balanced relationship with your dog.
We love nothing more than seeing our clients enjoying their lifestyle with their dogs in tow, and seeing dogs be truly fulfilled by their owner. That is our goal for every client that we work with! We know that only when everyone in the relationship is having their needs met, you can find true balance in your pack.
We think that every dog, young or old, regardless of breed or baggage can benefit from balanced training and proper socialization. Thats why we offer so many options for you and your pup to experience these things in a way that sets the experience up for success.
When working with our clients no matter what service theyre participating in, we focus on being mindful of our movement, channeling confident energy and a calm state of mind so that our dogs can view us as the leaders they need. We build confidence through guidance, support, and true connection as clients navigate their environment together.
What "balanced training" means to us.
We use balanced training methods.
This means we both reward behaviors that we like, and discourage behaviors that we do not like.
We use rewards to encourage behaviors that we like by giving verbal or physical praise, food, freedom, rest, play, or whatever your dog likes.
We use negative reinforcement or punishment to discourage behaviors that we do not like by adding verbal pressure, increasing spatial pressure, using leash pressure, e-pressure, applying social pressure, or using social isolation.
We know that every dog is different and unique, so we always take the time to test what your dog is most responsive to so that we can choose the most effective tools for your dogs specific needs.
No cookie cutter programs/methods here! :)
What Our Clients Say
Bonnie is amazing. I have an exuberant Labrador retriever that has had behavior problems at home and when boarding at another local facility. Since we have started with Bonnie, he has become a much more balanced dog as part of the SLO dog adventures pack, and I have more tools to help him be calm and balanced at home. Bonnie’s help has been life changing for my family.
"Low key dog whisperer"
Bonnie is a low-key dog whisperer. She just has a way of making the whole pack gel into a respectable, responsible and cohesive unit. If you’re looking for a way to keep your dog exercised while you’re busy working, give SLO Dog Adeventures a try!!
Bonnie is an absolutely phenomenal, no nonsense dog trainer and human educator. She has singlehandedly given me the courage, support, knowledge and accountability to become a strong leader to my 2 rescue dogs. I don’t care how many dogs I have in this lifetime, as long as her doors are open I will go to her and her only.