Dog Training Laurie’s Way

When Dog or Puppy Obedience Class is not the Answer

I do behavior modification work with dogs who are driving their owners to distraction.  Many of the owners tell me that their dog has been through obedience class and done very well …in class or in the living room with no distractions.  The dog knows sit.  He knows down and he goes to his spot on command like a champ.  However, as soon as someone knocks on the door or a bicycle goes by the house the dog turns into ‘Cujo’. The truth is that obedience class will not fix behavior problems.  Obedience class gives the dog specific behaviors that will bring him rewards when performed properly but does nothing to eliminate many of the behaviors that caused the owner to bring him to class in the first place.  Sadly, most owners are never told this and when life doesn’t get any better after class is over they believe that the problem is not fixable.  That couldn’t be further from the truth.

I fix dog behavior problems.  That’s what I can do for you.

That is where I come in.  My job is to see where things are going wrong.  Dogs are magnificent at being dogs. That’s part of the reason we love them so much. They only see the world from a dog perspective and in their minds what they are doing makes perfect sense.  They don’t get that these behaviors are making us very unhappy or may even get them euthanized.  I would guess that 75% of the dogs that I work with have either bitten a person (some very seriously) or seriously injured or even killed another dog.  My first job is to make that dog safe.  Then I teach him how to adapt and navigate happily and confidently in a human based world.

Dogs bite.  That’s what they do.

I had a client whose dog had bitten a neighbor.  He was upset that I did not have alarm bells going off regarding his dog.  Actually, the dog was a very stable confident adolescent boy who hadn’t been taught good boundaries or impulse control.  There was nothing in the dog’s demeanor that made me feel that he was a threat.  He was actually a pretty happy dog overall.  He just didn’t know there was a rule about biting.  I had to teach him that yes there is a rule and it will be followed. Very often the dogs are the easy part.

I give owners new tools and new hope.

The next step is to help the owners understand where things may have gone wrong from their end.  Many times the dog’s behavior has created so much chaos and stress in the home that the dog is picking up on it.  This can make his behaviors even worse because dogs are not the most introspective creatures on the planet.  So, if the owners are increasingly upset the dog thinks that there is a problem either with someone in the house or something in the outside world and becomes increasingly agitated.  It never occurs to the dog that he is the source of the problem. Once I prove that the dog can stop his behaviors I can usually get the owners to take a deep breath and focus on making positive changes in how they interact with the dog.  I help them see how they might even find ways to enjoy having their dog in their life.  I give them new tools and I give them hope.

Laurie can help make your dog a better dog period.

Laurie has been training dogs in one way or another since she was seven years old.  She really loves what she does and takes it very seriously.  The core of Laurie's mission statement is:  First Do No Harm.  Over the years Laurie has done traditional training with choke collars and stern commands.  Laurie has done lure and reward based training.  However, after a great deal of research and education Laurie now does a primarily positive but balanced approach.  She utilizes both positive clicker based training and calculated consequences. It is this unconventional approach that is Laurie's unique signature in dog training and modifying dog behaviors that redirects your dog's future for the better.
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Meet Laurie Yakish, Dog

Behaviorist & Trainer

Learn more about this unabashed, break- the-mold dog trainer in the About Laurie link above.   Whatever the put off reason was why you’d never owned a dog (due to their negative behaviors) she will dispel it for you.
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 Changing the direction of your dog's future.
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Laurie can help your dog’s BAD behaviors become a thing of the past. What Dog Training Laurie’s Way can do for your dog and your family’s home life: My solutions are effective and practical and endorsed by local veterinarians.                                                          You will usually see an improvement in your dog’s behavior after just one visit.  Nothing I do is a magic act. We work with your dog together where the problem behaviors are happening. The techniques I use are simple and direct and can be adapted to be used by anyone. I teach you to do everything that I do and explain why we are doing it. My solutions are based on actual results with real dogs, not theories passed on from one academic to another. I can eliminate annoying or dangerous problem behaviors. Your dog will learn new constructive ways of dealing with situations. Your dog will be calmer and safer. Your dog will learn impulse control. You will not be working for months to achieve incremental improvements in your dog’s behavior. For you this means stress and anxiety in your home will decrease immediately. This means ‘If I can do it, I can teach you to do it.’ This means that your dog will learn that the rules are the rules no matter where he is. This means that everyone in the family can be involved with the training. Once you understand the how and why you can be prepared to help your dog in any situation. This means your dog will respond to the training. You can learn to love your dog again. You can include your dog in more activities and have more fun with him. He can be a member of the family. He will be able to focus and learn new things more easily.
"Once I prove that the dog can stop his behaviors, I can usually get the owners to take a deep breath and focus on making positive changes in how they interact with the dog.  I help them see how they might even find ways to enjoy having their dog in their life.  I give them new tools and I give them hope." - Laurie Yakish, Dog Behaviorist and Trainer
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Laurie Yakish is the

undisputed local

authority on dog

training and dog

behavior

modification in the

Colorado Springs and the Pike’s

Peak Region.

Laurie can help you with basic dog obedience training and a broad range of behavior problems such as: Housebreaking Biting Jumping up Fear and anxiety issues Various aggression issues  Together you and Laurie will get you and your family the dog you deserve.
Did you know: 60% of dogs in shelters today are there because of behavior problems?  90% of them could have been fixed if their owners only knew how.  Don’t let behavior problems be a death sentence for your dog.  Please call Laurie before it comes to that. 719.205.7241
“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. Anthony Robbins

So the correct question is what’s the difference

between a dog trainer and a dog behaviorist?

My Sincere Promise To You:   I offer a single visit behavior assessment and counseling. If I don't think I can help you there is no charge for my advice and consultation. I also offer multi-visit packages.
719.205.7241   CALL LAURIE NOW TO LEAVE A MESSAGE AND SHE WILL GET BACK TO YOU IN A TIMELY MANNER! Laurie Proudly Serves:   •	Colorado Springs •	Larkspur •	Monument •	Black Forest •	Glen Eagle •	United States Air Force Academy •	Widefield •	Fort Carson •	Fountain •	Peterson AFB •	Peyton •	Ellicott •	Old Colorado City •	Manitou Springs •	Cascade •	Chipita Park •	Woodland Park •	Divide  •	Teller County •	El Paso County

Don't take my word for it...See what just a few

of my highly satisfied clients have to say.

“I would like to tell you about my wonderful experience with Laurie Yakish...  We have a very hyper, stubborn, smart, Canaan / Lab puppy named Panther, which also describes my son Colton.  Panther and Colton love each other but were always irritating each other. We adopted panther... Laurie pointed out that due to his scary start...  we needed to concentrate on the positive and build his esteem...  Laurie also taught Colton and Panther games to play together that are constructive...  Panther is happier now and so am I! Laurie is a loving, caring person who gave us so much good advice.  She also has a lot of compassion and understanding about the family dynamics with our special needs son.  I would highly recommend Laurie to anyone." - Theresa H.  “To take a completely out of control 3 year old dog and start her well on the road to becoming a service dog in 6 months is incredible!!  We tried for about 1.5 years and 4 other trainers before finding you! None of them really knew how to solve the problem of Daizy's dog aggression, people aggression ‘independence’ and lack of recall.  They all said ‘some dogs are just too far gone’ or ‘I'm just not a good leader’ or ‘you will always need to keep a prong collar on her to keep her in control.’ Laurie, you've proved them all wrong and I'm a proud owner of a beautiful well trained dog...  Technically we can no longer call her "Crazy" Daizy anymore!  Thank you!!!” - Deana P. “A hearty thanks to you for our recent TPR Dog Training program you conducted with Zoe.  As you well know, Zoe is an exuberant, independent Jack Russell Terrier.  That hasn’t changed.  However, we are pleased to announce that she is no longer the head of the household. From day one of our training sessions, Zoe has responded to positive reinforcement which by now has shaped her behavior into a more lovable and well disciplined, adolescent dog.  This task was not an easy one because when we adopted her, there was concern that she had been abused as a puppy.   Roger and I are so pleased with the progress we have made with Zoe, thanks to your caring example and supervision.  We highly praise this program and we will not hesitate to recommend it to our friends (and their unruly dogs!!” - Elaine W. "Yes, I can do training next week. But, guess what? Yesterday I walked Capone from our house to our vet (Flintridge and Academy) to get his nails trimmed. I had to correct him only once on the way as a Jack Russell approached us (but only his hackles went up and he started to whine - no ballistic reaction or anything). Then we walked into the vet office with a lab and a cat in there and Capone was just perfect - no problem at all. Kept treating him and praising him as the lab was walking around, etc. and he was totally relaxed and wagging his tail. The whole way home he was perfect, too. So congrats on our success!" - Kim “Rudy seems to have a new BFF in Phil! He goes over to Phil now to get petted. I would say we are at 100%! Hard to believe after all that ugly behavior. We both want to thank you for this. It was your expertise that has made this possible.  With many thanks!” - Gay and Phil These are just a sampling of many testimonials praising Laurie’s talents with dogs!
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Dog Training Laurie’s Way

When Dog or Puppy Obedience Class is not

the Answer

I do behavior modification work with dogs who are driving their owners to distraction.  Many of the owners tell me that their dog has been through obedience class and done very well …in class or in the living room with no distractions.  The dog knows sit.  He knows down and he goes to his spot on command like a champ.  However, as soon as someone knocks on the door or a bicycle goes by the house the dog turns into ‘Cujo’. The truth is that obedience class will not fix behavior problems.  Obedience class gives the dog specific behaviors that will bring him rewards when performed properly but does nothing to eliminate many of the behaviors that caused the owner to bring him to class in the first place.  Sadly, most owners are never told this and when life doesn’t get any better after class is over they believe that the problem is not fixable.  That couldn’t be further from the truth.

I fix dog behavior problems.  That’s what I

can do for you.

That is where I come in.  My job is to see where things are going wrong.  Dogs are magnificent at being dogs. That’s part of the reason we love them so much. They only see the world from a dog perspective and in their minds what they are doing makes perfect sense.  They don’t get that these behaviors are making us very unhappy or may even get them euthanized.  I would guess that 75% of the dogs that I work with have either bitten a person (some very seriously) or seriously injured or even killed another dog.  My first job is to make that dog safe.  Then I teach him how to adapt and navigate happily and confidently in a human based world.

Dogs bite.  That’s what they do.

I had a client whose dog had bitten a neighbor.  He was upset that I did not have alarm bells going off regarding his dog.  Actually, the dog was a very stable confident adolescent boy who hadn’t been taught good boundaries or impulse control.  There was nothing in the dog’s demeanor that made me feel that he was a threat.  He was actually a pretty happy dog overall.  He just didn’t know there was a rule about biting.  I had to teach him that yes there is a rule and it will be followed. Very often the dogs are the easy part.

I give owners new

tools and new

hope.

The next step is to help the owners understand where things may have gone wrong from their end.  Many times the dog’s behavior has created so much chaos and stress in the home that the dog is picking up on it.  This can make his behaviors even worse because dogs are not the most introspective creatures on the planet.  So, if the owners are increasingly upset the dog thinks that there is a problem either with someone in the house or something in the outside world and becomes increasingly agitated.  It never occurs to the dog that he is the source of the problem. Once I prove that the dog can stop his behaviors I can usually get the owners to take a deep breath and focus on making positive changes in how they interact with the dog.  I help them see how they might even find ways to enjoy having their dog in their life.  I give them new tools and I give them hope.

Laurie can help make your dog a better

dog period.

Laurie has been training dogs in one way or another since she was seven years old.  She really loves what she does and takes it very seriously.  The core of Laurie's mission statement is:  First Do No Harm.  Over the years Laurie has done traditional training with choke collars and stern commands.  Laurie has done lure and reward based training.  However, after a great deal of research and education Laurie now does a primarily positive but balanced approach.  She utilizes both positive clicker based training and calculated consequences. It is this unconventional approach that is Laurie's unique signature in dog training and modifying dog behaviors that redirects your dog's future for the better.
TPR Dog Training, Inc. |  115 W. Mill Street |  Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903 | Tel: 719.205.7241 

Meet Laurie Yakish, Dog Behaviorist

& Trainer

Learn more about this unabashed, break-the- mold dog trainer in the About Laurie link above.   Whatever the put off reason was why you’d never owned a dog (due to their negative behaviors) she will dispel it for you.
 Changing the direction of your dog's future.
image-of-dog-trainer-laurie-yakish-with-her-dogs image-of-log-for-international-association-of-canine-professionals image-of-company-logo-for-tpr-dog-training
“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. Anthony Robbins

So the correct question is what’s

the difference between a dog

trainer and a dog behaviorist?

image-of-logo-for-animal-behavior-college
"Once I prove that the dog can stop his behaviors, I can usually get the owners to take a deep breath and focus on making positive changes in how they interact with the dog.  I help them see how they might even find ways to enjoy having their dog in their life.  I give them new tools and I give them hope." - Laurie Yakish, Dog Behaviorist and Trainer
Did you know: 60% of dogs in shelters today are there because of behavior problems?  90% of them could have been fixed if their owners only knew how.  Don’t let behavior problems be a death sentence for your dog.  Please call Laurie before it comes to that. 719.205.7241
Laurie Yakish is the undisputed  local authority on dog training and dog behavior modification in the Colorado Springs and the Pike’s Peak Region. Laurie can help you with basic dog obedience training and a broad range of behavior problems such as: Housebreaking Biting Jumping up Fear and anxiety issues Various aggression issues  Together you and Laurie will get you and your family the dog you deserve.
Laurie can help your dog’s BAD behaviors become a thing of the past. What Dog Training Laurie’s Way can do for your dog and your family’s home life: My solutions are effective and practical and endorsed by local veterinarians.                                                          You will usually see an improvement in your dog’s behavior after just one visit.  Nothing I do is a magic act. We work with your dog together where the problem behaviors are happening. The techniques I use are simple and direct and can be adapted to be used by anyone. I teach you to do everything that I do and explain why we are doing it. My solutions are based on actual results with real dogs, not theories passed on from one academic to another. I can eliminate annoying or dangerous problem behaviors. Your dog will learn new constructive ways of dealing with situations. Your dog will be calmer and safer. Your dog will learn impulse control. You will not be working for months to achieve incremental improvements in your dog’s behavior. For you this means stress and anxiety in your home will decrease immediately. This means ‘if I can do it, I can teach you to do it.’ This means that your dog will learn that the rules are the rules no matter where he is. This means that everyone in the family can be involved with the training. Once you understand the how and why you can be prepared to help your dog in any situation. This means your dog will respond to the training. You can learn to love your dog again. You can include your dog in more activities and have more fun with him. He can be a member of the family. He will be able to focus and learn new things more easily.
Don't take my word for it...See what just a few of my highly satisfied clients have to say. “I would like to tell you about my wonderful experience with Laurie Yakish...  We have a very hyper, stubborn, smart, Canaan / Lab puppy named Panther, which also describes my son Colton.  Panther and Colton love each other but were always irritating each other. We adopted panther... Laurie pointed out that due to his scary start...  we needed to concentrate on the positive and build his esteem...  Laurie also taught Colton and Panther games to play together that are constructive...  Panther is happier now and so am I! Laurie is a loving, caring person who gave us so much good advice.  She also has a lot of compassion and understanding about the family dynamics with our special needs son.  I would highly recommend Laurie to anyone." - Theresa H.  “To take a completely out of control 3 year old dog and start her well on the road to becoming a service dog in 6 months is incredible!!  We tried for about 1.5 years and 4 other trainers before finding you! None of them really knew how to solve the problem of Daizy's dog aggression, people aggression ‘independence’ and lack of recall.  They all said ‘some dogs are just too far gone’ or ‘I'm just not a good leader’ or ‘you will always need to keep a prong collar on her to keep her in control.’ Laurie, you've proved them all wrong and I'm a proud owner of a beautiful well trained dog...  Technically we can no longer call her "Crazy" Daizy anymore!  Thank you!!!” - Deana P. “A hearty thanks to you for our recent TPR Dog Training program you conducted with Zoe.  As you well know, Zoe is an exuberant, independent Jack Russell Terrier.  That hasn’t changed.  However, we are pleased to announce that she is no longer the head of the household. From day one of our training sessions, Zoe has responded to positive reinforcement which by now has shaped her behavior into a more lovable and well disciplined, adolescent dog.  This task was not an easy one because when we adopted her, there was concern that she had been abused as a puppy.   Roger and I are so pleased with the progress we have made with Zoe, thanks to your caring example and supervision.  We highly praise this program and we will not hesitate to recommend it to our friends and their unruly dogs!!” - Elaine W. "Yes, I can do training next week. But, guess what? Yesterday I walked Capone from our house to our vet (Flintridge and Academy) to get his nails trimmed. I had to correct him only once on the way as a Jack Russell approached us (but only his hackles went up and he started to whine - no ballistic reaction or anything). Then we walked into the vet office with a lab and a cat in there and Capone was just perfect - no problem at all. Kept treating him and praising him as the lab was walking around, etc. and he was totally relaxed and wagging his tail. The whole way home he was perfect, too. So congrats on our success!" - Kim “Rudy seems to have a new BFF in Phil! He goes over to Phil now to get petted. I would say we are at 100%! Hard to believe after all that ugly behavior. We both want to thank you for this. It was your expertise that has made this possible.  With many thanks!” - Gay and Phil These are just a sampling of many testimonials praising Laurie’s talents with dogs!
My Sincere Promise To You:   I offer a single visit behavior assessment and counseling. If I don't think I can help you there is no charge for my advice and consultation. I also offer multi-visit packages.
719.205.7241   CALL LAURIE NOW TO LEAVE A MESSAGE AND SHE WILL GET BACK TO YOU IN A TIMELY MANNER! Laurie Proudly Serves:   •	Colorado Springs •	Larkspur •	Monument •	Black Forest •	Glen Eagle •	United States Air Force Academy •	Widefield •	Fort Carson •	Fountain •	Peterson AFB •	Peyton •	Ellicott •	Old Colorado City •	Manitou Springs •	Cascade •	Chipita Park •	Woodland Park •	Divide  •	Teller County •	El Paso County
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