Calgary Dog Trainer - Tyson Hainsworth

Tyson grew up in a small town in South East Saskatchewan where he spent much of his time playing with dogs out on the farm while working. Upon graduating high school Tyson went on to receive a Major in Marketing at Red River College.

Soon after Tyson moved to Calgary where he officially began his dog training career and started a seasonal business which specializes in removing condensation from windows. The Fog Guy employs one full time employee and has grown steadily over the last three years.

In 2006 Tyson became a Certified Dog Trainer through Animal Behavior College (ABC). ABC educates trainers on all training methods currently out there. ABC promotes positive reinforcement training with other methods as a final resort.

Tyson’s most recent project has been which helps dog guardians find reputable services. My Dog Spots also has a safety program which helps families find their dogs faster in the event they get lost or in an accident. My Dog Spots will soon be the number one resource for families with dogs.

A Note From Tyson

There are many different types of trainers out there. Each seems to have their own view and will go into great lengths to tell you why the other style of training doesn’t work. So here is my view on what you should do:

Think about how you want your dog to be. Dream about what the perfect dog for you would entail. Next we can build a plan to get you there. The idea is to have a dog that does what you want without needing treats, a shock collar or a choke chain collar. The dog should be happy to comply.

There is usually more than one way to get there and the important thing is to do it in a style that you are comfortable with. Don’t do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. If you are trying something and it doesn’t seem to work you have 3 options:

  • Talk to a trainer that specializes in that style of training and see if you are doing something wrong.
  • Try a different style of training.
  • Give up (If you get to this point, definitely give me a call).

Always make sure when you have a problem behavior that you are solving the problem and not the symptom. When you are walking a dog on leash and your dog begins barking at other dogs and you either jerk on the leash you are attempting to solve the symptom not the problem. You may teach your dog to be quiet but you haven’t solved the problem. If your dog is barking away and you give your dog a treat, then you are only rewarding this barking behavior.

When it comes to your dog, you have to be the judge. Is the dog happy? Are you happy? Is it working? If you answered no to any of those questions, give me a call and we will get you on the right track.

Calgary Dog Trainer – Tyson Hainsworth
Phone: 403-224-2224

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