On the Ball Dog Training
Teaching Humans. Training Dogs. Growing Together.


Frequently Asked Questions

What methods do you use to train?

I have been formally trained in using eCollar for dog training purposes at the International School for Dog Trainers. This method is used on a temporary basis until the dog is fully trained, and used at a later time for refresher lessons. I use Garmin Pro eCollar products that are trusted and harm free to your dog. If you are not comfortable, or if I do not see that as a fit for training your dog, I will train your dog with leash pressure alone.


Do you train with treats?

 I will use treats from time to time depending on the animal and need. I never rely on treats for training. They are more of a beginning/introductory level training method for some dogs who may need it.


Are we supposed to punish our dog when they do something bad?

 I do not yell or hit your dog. I use leash pressure or eCollars and always make sure to have fun with the dog. Training should not be a punishment, but rather a mental class for your dog. Your dog will learn many new skills and will be happy doing so. Remember, your dog innately wants to please you! We are here to teach both human and dog the same language to communicate in.

Any other questions?

Feel free to contact me with your questions.