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In 2003, while volunteering for a no-kill animal shelter in Atlanta Georgia, I heard the term “positive reinforcement” for the first time. It was often followed by things like “bribery” and “won’t work with hard cases”.

 

Not long after I watched a documentary on Elephants. For as long as anyone can remember, elephants have been trained with something called a bull hook. If you don’t know what a bull hook is, it is something rather unpleasant, but had proven effective against the gentle giants. The documentary showed that using raw sugar cane was significantly more effective in coercing these beasts to do weird things like stand on their heads. When Mother Nature created elephants, I’m pretty sure she never intended for them to stand on their heads, but nonetheless they complied. And teaching them to do it through positive reinforcement resulted in a more rapid acceptance, and a stronger bond between the animal and the trainer. The same goes for dogs.

 

While growing up in the Southern United States, I saw a lot of dominance based training. In fact someone once told me, “if you want a dog to respect you, you must be hard on it”. So I was taught to use choke chains and prong collars, the “old school method,” but in the back of my mind, I knew there had to be a better way! And after watching that documentary, I pursued learning that better way…

 

I have been working with dogs for twenty years and I am member of the Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers. I firmly believe in positive reinforcement, and have successfully removed choke chains and other dominance based tools from the hands of my clients; showing them that once you and your dog learn to trust and respect one another, anything is possible.

 

I look forward to working with you and your pup!

Chad Taylor

DoggyDay Centre Canin | Premier Pet Services Montreal
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C'est avec le cœur lourd que nous annonçons la fermeture définitive de DoggyDayNDG. Malheureusement, nous ne rouvrirons pas après la quarantaine le 11 janvier 2021.

L'année 2020 a été une année marquante ! Malheureusement, en raison de nombreux facteurs tels que la quarantaine, la baisse de clientèle, les restrictions et la fermeture de notre centre de Dorval, notre cher centre de NDG, comme beaucoup d'autres entreprises, n'a pu surmonter les difficultés qui se sont présentées. Nous savons que cette nouvelle sera un choc pour beaucoup d'entre vous, mais nous savons que nous avons lutté de toutes nos forces pour traverser la pandémie et nous en sortir de l'autre côté. Sachez que nous apprécions chacun d'entre vous et que vous resterez à jamais dans nos cœurs.

Si vous êtes intéressé par de l'entraînement, veuillez savoir que Chad Taylor continuera à travailler au sein de son incroyable entreprise, Positive Pooching. Vous pouvez le contacter à l'adresse suivante : www.positivepooching.com

Nous sommes très reconnaissants pour les six années que nous avons passées avec nos merveilleux clients.

Vous allez nous manquer terriblement,

  L'équipe DoggyDay

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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the permanently closure of DoggyDay NDG. Unfortunately, we will not be reopening after the mandatory quarantine on January 11th 2021.

2020 has been quite a year! Unfortunately, due to many factors such as quarantine, reduced attendance, restrictions, and the closure of our Dorval centre, our beloved NDG centre, like many other businesses, could not surpass the difficulties that arose. We know this news will come as a shock to many of you, but know that we fought our hardest to carry on through the pandemic and make it out on the other side. Please know that we appreciate every single one of you and you will forever be in our hearts.

If you are interested in training, please note that Chad Taylor will continue working through his amazing company, Positive Pooching. You can reach him at www.positivepooching.com

We are so thankful for the 6 years we had with our wonderful customers. We will miss you terribly,

The DoggyDay Team