The Purpose of Alten Dog Training is to “Help Mans best friend become family” whether a puppy from a breeder or a shelter dog being adopted into a new home, our goal is to help them keep that home.
The Process: what’s involved?
Alten Dog Training, Trains dogs through operant conditioning, positive reinforcement techniques, fun and exercise. In quoting Caesar Melan the dog whisper,” Exercise, discipline, then affection” in that order, (in addition to other balanced training technics) are words to live by, remember a tired dog is generally a good dog.
Positive reinforcement techniques may include clicker training which is used to mark the exact moment in time the correct behavior was demonstrated.
Teaching socialization as early as possible (after vaccinations) which helps prevent dog aggression, and builds confidence, Potty training and coordination.
Basic obedience on leash
Sit, stay, down, down stay, loose leash walking, come, wait, leave it, fetch, drop it
Advanced training off leash
Sit, Stay, Down, down stay, heel, come, wait, boundaries, tricks
Rally obedience, CGC testing, Agility, Among others
Payoff: what do we get out of it?
Observing dogs that are happy, well adjusted, respond to commands when asked
And have established a place in your home.
Let Alten Dog Training design a training plan that’s right for you and your dog.
Dogs don’t care who love them they just love who care.
Hi my name is Mark Alten, I am the owner of Alten Dog Training. I have been involved in some kind of animal training since I was 12 years old. My two brothers and I are falconers and have enjoyed training and hunting with hawks and falcons for many years. Many falconers use dogs in the field and I was frequently drawn to why some dogs worked well and some didn't. I later found out, it all had to do with the training the dog received as well as understanding and utilizing what the dog does naturally. This led me to researching dog training and eventually becoming certified through Animal Behavior College. Helping people provide their dogs with the proper training so they can become loved and loyal family members for years to come, is what Alten Dog Training is all about.
Located in Rim country, Payson, Arizona you are just a click away from having a well adjusted family member.
Alten Dog Training offers, personal training consisting of: