Dog Works is in the business of dog training. ADW was formed in
1992 and incorporated in 1994. The original instructors were
Barbara Tollison, Jim Durrance and Jane Fink. Jane is now the
primary instructor teaching all classes. The gentle positive
methods initially established by the team are still applied today.
Jane regularly attends lectures and seminars given by the top
trainers and behaviorists in the world. By doing so, she has
incorporated the best methods of many into her own unique training
philosophy. Her firm belief is that training should be fun and
enjoyable for both handler and dog and not regimented or adverse.
dog is different, the method used for training is applied to help each owner
obtain optimum results for their dog. A Greyhound is not going to learn or
respond at the same rate as a Golden Retriever by using the same methods. It
is much easier to train a happy dog that enjoys obedience than one who
Food is used as
a primary teaching tool in the beginning, to develop the dog's self
confidence and produce quick results. Verbal and physical praise are always
encouraged. Special training collars are usually not required. What is
required is for the owner to match his or her expectations to the dog's
ability to produce the desired results. Having fun does not equal slacking
off, in fact, quite a few graduates of Anderson Dog Works, Inc. have gone on
to achieve obedience titles, become search and rescue dogs or future guide
dogs for the blind.