The Canine Conservatory is all about teaching dog owners The ART OF DOG. This idea refers to the art of learning to discover and tap into your individual dog's needs, motivations, and drives to build FOCUS through a loving relationship. In order for your dog to decide to listen to, learn from, and focus on you, a special bond must be formed. The ART OF DOG is about teaching the science of classical conditioning through the lens of your careful perception, observation, and attention to what your animal friend truly wants. You must communicate your love through ACTIONS.
Dog Trainer Kurt Burk loves going on missions with his pack more than anything. So it's important to him to teach first the DOWN/STAY so that in any situation, his dogs will drop into a DOWN and STAY no matter what the distraction. So many dog owners fail to realize that DOWN is the only CUE you should master FIRST, before moving on to other behaviors. DOWN saves dogs lives.