Training Philosophy


Bairbre Click "N" Paws' vision and goals are to provide knowledge and coaching to clients to help them understand canine behaviors and to train their dogs to behave appropriately in many different environments and situations. We compassionately teach positive reinforcement methods by means of Clicker Training, which will train dogs by humane and effective associations. Providing leadership skills are an important part of canine education in order for the client to be respected by their companion and develop a lasting bond with them.  No force methods - such choke chains, prong collars, shock collars or physical manipulation - are used.  

I am qualified to support you in accomplishing the following goals through Positive Reinforcement Training.

Point number 1 - Teaching you how to prevent problems before they occur will give your dog a proper start to build a bonding relationship with you. House Training methods, as well as how to curtail chewing and prevent unruly behavior in your home are just a few of the behaviors we can prevent.  I can give you many strategies to work towards solving existing behavior problems. 

Point number 2 -My positive reinforcement training methods will teach you how to communicate effectively with your pet, by teaching your dog basic cues (sit, stay, down, come, loose leash walking and heel etc).  These cues are of critical importance, to your dog’s future safety.

Point number 3 - The number one cause of relinquishment is behavior problems that can't be tolerated or solved.  I will assist with reasonable effective solutions to work towards a means to solve existing behavior problems. I can help you deal with nipping, jumping, chewing, digging, barking, house training, unruly behavior, and more, by positively rewarding, without having to resort to intimidation to establish control.

Point number 4 - Once your dog has learned the basic commands it is vital that he/she learns to listen when there are nearby distractions (cars, dogs, cats, children etc.). Learning to listen to you around distractions could save the life of your dog.

Once you experience professional dog training, you will wonder why you waited until now. I look forward to working with you and your dog.