Welcome to Dedicated Dog Training’s FAQ Page.

Although this pages’ intentions are to answer questions pertaining to our dog and puppy training services, we understand that it not possible to cover each and every questions potential clients may have.  If you should not see one of your questions here, you may want to contact us directly via phone (516) 512-9111 or info@dedicateddogtraining.com.  Lastly, just because you do not see a question here, it doesn’t mean it is not important, as a matter of fact….the most important questions are usually the ones that are the least popularized.

What kind of training methods does Dedicated Dog Training Use?

Dedicated Dog Training uses a balanced approach to obedience training which means we utilize: food, toys, treats, prong collars, harnesses (infrequently), e collars (electronic collars), which we specialize in, martingale collars, verbal praise, touch, social rewards, k9 rewards, and much more!

That said, we can train your dog with any method you want but….

….The less we control the lessons, the less we can control or be held responsible for the outcome. This will become a problem between many pet dog owners and their dog trainer. And sometimes (depending on the clients) it won’t.
Of course, based on our experience & obedience training results we’ll recommend the BEST training methods that have worked for pet owners with similar dogs, etc…Obviously, the more you stray from our suggested method, the training probably will be less reliable.

How do I know if my dog is a candidate for obedience training?

This is a GREAT question, but should be paraphrased a bit to read “How do I know if “I” am a candidate for training lessons?” If you’re the type that can understands that dog training is really a combination of people and dog training you’re off to a GOOD start! Secondly, it is important to be able to commit time and energy to your dog’s training (during and after training lessons). Most importantly, you must understand that having a really well trained dog calls for some human behaviors to change.

How do I choose between a Board & Train and Private Dog Training Lessons?

MOST of the time it is a matter of preference, on few occasions (such as human or owner aggression) we’ll recommend private dog training lessons.

Does Dedicated Dog Training do Free Evaluations/Consultations?

No, Dedicated Dog Training does not offer Free evaluations/consultations. We understand that many Long Island dog trainers provide free obedience training evaluations, we’re just not one of them. We much rather dedicate on time to our current clients. Evaluations often are not what pet owners are lead to believe they are.