Training Methods

At Nemacolin Wooflands Pet Resort & Spa, we use dog-friendly techniques, including positive reinforcement training. All training is individualized based on breed, age and temperament. There is no one size fits all approach.

Because dogs are social animals, they have an inherent desire to belong and be a part of our lifestyles in an active way, often making undesirable choices in behavior. Although some dogs may deliberately disobey, most dogs have never learned clearly what you want from them. They act in ways that may not be socially acceptable in the world in which they live. In reality, dogs learn very quickly. When something works once for them, they try it again. The goal is to help the dog learn the right behaviors and leave the wrong ones behind them.

Our dog training system is designed to do three things:

  1. Teach dogs to listen to your verbal commands through a positive approach
  2. Teach you how to maintain a dog’s positive behaviors, and even improve more over time
  3. Ensure that the training “sticks” through ongoing support and coaching

Nemacolin Wooflands provides accomplished trainers who like to stay educated by attending the latest conferences, seminars and even other dog training classes with their own dogs. 

Free Dog Training Evaluation

If you would like to get to know our professional dog trainer before a class, we offer a free evaluation where you can meet with one of our training specialists and complete an assessment of your dog and learn about your specific needs. All of this will help to design a personally tailored program that is right for you.

To learn more about training classes near Pittsburgh, or to schedule an appointment, please contact a Nemacolin Wooflands Associate at 724.329.9663.