SERVING SACRAMENTO DOG OWNERS SINCE 2001
Owned and operated by Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Lisa Mullinax, 4Paws University has been teaching dog owners how to understand and work with their dogs to resolve training challenges and serious behavior problems for over a decade.
Using reward-based training methods, Lisa adapts each training program to the individual to promote a cooperative relationship and strengthen the bond between dog and owner.
WHAT SETS US APART:
METHODS, EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE
We practice Naked Dog Training. Reward-based training uses positive reinforcement to build good behavior. Our training methods focus on smart, practical strategies to promote good behavior and change problem behaviors without the use of pain, force or intimidation.
Without reliance on special equipment or leash corrections, dogs trained using our methods are responsive whether on or off-leash, or even "naked" (without any collar at all)!
The benefit of reward-based training is that it can be adapted to any dog or any behavior. As such, Lisa uses a wide variety of techniques to teach new behaviors and change problem behaviors:
Our positive reinforcement methods follow the guidelines set forth by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and the Humane Society of the United States, as well as The Pet Professional Guild, The Association of Pet Dog Trainers and The Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers.
- No shock collars
- No prong collars
- No "whispering"
Aversive methods are for those who don't understand behavior or how to change it. We do.
Photo by E. Delgado 2012
More than 3,000 dogs and over 150 breeds have trained with 4Paws University since 2001. From Poodles to Pit Bulls, Dachsunds to Dobermans, even Westies to Wolfdogs, Lisa has experience allows her to adapt to the training needs of any breed.
Lisa has earned the title of Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge & Skills Assessed through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, the only independent certifying organization in the industry. Lisa is the only trainer in Sacramento and one of less than 100 trainers in the world to hold certification in both knowledge and training skill.
Lisa regularly expands her knowledge through study, seminars and a vast network of animal training professionals, resulting in methods that are both progressive and innovative. Lisa believes in learning from experts in all areas of training including agility, protection, competition obedience and more, resulting in a diverse training program that can adapt to your individual needs.