Mission, Philosophy & Guiding Principles
To better the lives of canines and their companions through relationship-based
At Alaska Dog Sports we believe every canine should enjoy a healthy, happy
relationship with their human companion. Dog training is about developing
a relationship between dog and handler, and learning to successfully
communicate despite the differences in styles between humans and dogs. We
believe that training can and should be fun and rewarding for both the dog and
discrimination based on breed type.
are no 'bad' dogs. Some dogs may not fit every class situation, therefore
we will strive to find the best fit for each dog to address its own unique
dog is an individual. Each dog has its own unique personality and
characteristics based on breed type, background, environment, and support
systems. Dogs respond differently to various training methods.
There is no 'one size fits all' training.
best relationships are built on communication, trust and respect.
thrive when provided consistent structure, guidance and leadership.
Leadership is NOT synonymous with dominance, force or fear. Leadership is
"having the ability to lead" or "the act of leading, guiding,
success is directly proportionate to the handler's ability to understand dog
behavior, set realistic goals, apply consistent training over sustained periods
of time, and the level of communication achieved between dog and handler.