The #1 recommended dog trainer for behavior modification and training
When you choose Unity Training and Behaviour you are choosing to train your dog with kindness and compassions. A Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, Unity Training and Behaviour is a premier dog training enterprise in Airdrie, Alberta. Bob Siemens is an accredited dog trainer through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and the Vice President of the Alberta Force Free Alliance.
Unity Training and Behaviour cares about you and your dog. We offer only the best humane and ethical teaching methods for animal and human learners to ensure that you and your dog are always feeling safe and comfortable. Being the top choice in Airdrie, Alberta, we are committed to providing quality care and unmatched customer service.
When I adopted my dog Ryder, I started teaching him with more conventional methods. These methods were based in harsh physical corrections and dominance based techniques. Ryder was suffering from anxiety, dog reactivity, and he even bit a few times. After months of struggling, and seeing next to no progress stumbled onto the power of positve reinforcement. I'd used positive reinforcement before to teach fun tricks but had never know it could be used with behaviour modification. I started applying these techniques to Ryder and was hooked. I started taking a deep dive into the science of behaviour and studying everything I could get my hands on.
Now I'm here to show you how you can move from using intimidating aversive techniques that may add to the fear and anxiety of your dog to techniques that build trust while simultaniously teaching them the skills they need to thrive so that you can do everything you've ever dreamed of with your dog. Your best life is waiting, book your virtual consultation today!
Being the most sought-after dog training enterprise in Airdrie and Calgary, Unity Training and Behaviour offers a variety of training options. These include:
Unity Training and Behaviour proudly services clients in Airdrie, Calgary, and surrounding areas as well as across the world using the magic of the internet!
It may come as a surprise to dog lovers, but dog training (and pet animal training in general) is an unregulated industry. So it makes sense to check for your dog trainer’s credentials before you let your furry friend (a family member) in someone’s hands. Credentials are the most critical part to check for with a dog trainer. And this part is the most overlooked part when it comes to screening your dog trainer.
Dog training is a structured, well-researched field of study. Professionally trained individuals follow modern dog training practices that are backed by over 50 years of science-backed research. Modern-day dog training has moved away from concepts of punishment and alpha theory training. Dogs command a more humane approach that helps them grow into confident, mentally, and physically healthy companions.
Our extensive training programs start with basic obedience and go all the way to problem behavior modification.
We follow the most modern methods that follow ethology, positive reinforcement, and relationship-based techniques. The goal of Unity Training and Behaviour is to help improve the lives of both the guardian and their animals. Our training reinforces your symbiotic relationship with your dog.
Bob literally owned the situation! He took it in stride that my 90-pound baby was a complete and utter wild child... Bob come out as the only “stranger” brave enough to interact with my very mouthy boy and not run away in fear. He gave it to me straight, was kind, easy-going and incredibly generous with his time. He genuinely cared about us! Bob gave us lots of perspectives and truly was instrumental in helping me and Bud shake out the kinks in our relationship!! Our quality of life has improved greatly, and we coexist now comfortably.
As an owner of 3 dogs varying in size and temperament, I'm always looking for advice on how to attain a better understanding of them. Bob listens to your dog's needs and will help you address them while working on you and your relationship with your dog. My dogs now listen to my commands much better and have been able to develop relationships with each other. Bob has supplied me with countless reading materials and online groups to look into as well. He is patient and knowledgeable, and dogs love him! Whenever I have reached out for assistance, he was quick to respond and help me out over and above what I was expecting. 10 out of 10 would recommend you call him if you and your dog need assistance. You honestly will not be disappointed.
Bob’s dedication to helping families and their dog or dogs get on the same page is awesome. Right from the moment he showed up at the house, he had Kona’s attention. He was working with her, instantly replaying scenarios of the issues we were having with her. He gave us the knowledge we needed to work with Kona to break her of a bad habit. She has come a long way. Thanks, Bob!