Certifications & Affiliations
I wanted to share that your training has REALLY helped us to raise a mentally healthy, confident puppy who, thanks to you, will reach his full potential as a companion and show and performance dog." - Karen
"It's a fun way to teach dog impulse control and to help them think and make good choices ... very knowledgeable instructor who will help your dog learn impulse control and problem solving and apply clicker training to other behavioral problems as well." - Kerri
"It is the most practical, beneficial training class we've participated in." - Anonymous
"It (clicker training) is a totally different, fun and creative way to connect with your pet. It is amazing to see the dog reasoning it out." - Muffet
Welcome to Rewarded Behavior Continues
Rewarded Behavior Continues is your source for positive dog and puppy training in Jacksonville, Florida. Marge is a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed, and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed. She can teach your dog or puppy manners, help with socialization and behavior modification for aggression, fear, storm and thunder phobias, handling issues and more. Scroll down to find out why so many veterinarians refer their clients to us. Improve your dog’s behavior and create a stronger bond – start today!
The "Rewarded Behavior Continues" Difference
- Marge gets results. You don’t have to take our word for it. There are videos throughout this web site and on the Rewarded Behavior Continues Facebook page and on our YouTube channel showing other owners working with their dogs. Does your dog pull on leash? Come when he wants to? Bark, growl and lunge at strangers or other dogs? Marge can help. Whether you want to teach your dog or puppy basic manners or need help with behavior modification – Marge can help.
- Independently validated knowledge. Simply put – Marge knows what she’s talking about. But, you don’t have to take our word for it. Marge’s knowledge of canine behavior and training has been independently validated by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Certification matters. Choose a proven dog training professional.
- Experience with behavior modification. As a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine-Knowledge Assessed, Marge has extensive experience with behavior modification for dogs with fear, aggression, reactivity, anxiety, and handling issues . She uses methods recommended by veterinarians who specialize in animal behavior. Additionally, she’s received referrals from veterinary behaviorists to assist local clients in following through with training. Marge receives referrals from veterinarians throughout Jacksonville to assist their clients’ dogs with anxiety, aggression, phobias and handling issues. We are experienced at helping owners with dogs that bark and lunge at people or dogs and with dogs that are thunder-phobic and have separation anxiety.
- Modern, Reward-Based Dog Training Methods. Dog training – it’s not rocket science. It is behavioral science. Marge understands and uses the science of how dogs learn to your advantage. She uses the same type of training marine mammal trainers and zookeepers use. Our methods are consistent with those recommended by veterinarians who specialize in animal behavior.
- On-line, video reference library of training exercises. This is one of our clients’ favorite features. Owners who purchase a training package gain access to the “Client Area” of our web site. There are over 50 training videos there. Clients can review training exercises at their convenience. Some even work ahead of our lessons, at their own pace, to get the most out of their training investment. Video categories include – Impulse Control, Foundation Skills, Leash Manners, Come to Me!, and more.
- Specially trained in child-dog safety. Marge has special training in preparing families with dogs for life with baby & toddler. She also presents a nationally recognized child-dog safety program in local schools, libraries and businesses. We involve your “assistant trainers” in the training process, when suitable for your dog and family. Visit our “Dog Body Language” tab for some great free resources on learning to “speak dog.”
- We have extensive experience teaching both ends of the leash. Our goal isn’t just to get your dog to behave for us. We don’t live with you. Our goal is to coach, teach and prepare you for those moments when you’re not in a dog training class with your dog on-leash. We offer in-home training and training in public places for “real world” experience.
- Our program incorporates distractions, arousal and impulse control. If you only practice training when your dog is calm, he’ll only be able to respond when he is calm. We systematically incorporate arousal and distractions into our puppy and dog training programs.
- Transparency. There are videos of actual training sessions throughout the web site. We also regularly post video clips of client training sessions and sessions with our own dogs on the Rewarded Behavior Continues Facebook page. Nothing we do with you and your dog should make you uncomfortable or worried. We want “relaxed and happy” learners!
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