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We believe that a trained dog is a SAFE dog

First and foremost, we are dog lovers and combined , we have 28 years of hands on professional experience. These experiences make one thing very clear to us. Dog training as we know it is unsuccessful. Like anything else, there are exceptions..but not enough. It's very nice to have a dog that sometimes sits when asked, and occasionally comes when called. The true issue is that a trained dog is a SAFE dog. We have recognized that there is a need for a "New Approach" to dog training. By implementing distinct strategies and studying the psychology of a dog's thought process, we want to lead you down the path to true training success.

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Mike Embry

Mike grew up enjoying the company of farm dogs as well. He was able to become close to a particular dog he was warned to stay away from. Mike had a very soft spot for this misunderstood companion. His confidence help put this fearful dog at ease. There was a time in Mikes life when he could not have a dog and this time left him feeling empty. When Mike was older and on his own, he jumped at the chance to raise his own dog. While in training classes with his new puppy, Mike discovered the same passion he had for that lonely farm dog. He had a strong desire to become a trainer and it was then that he began his journey. He apprenticed with his trainer and learned his trade. This also made his dog Miko a stable and very happy dog. The bond between them was unbreakable.Mike looks forward to bringing his hands on experience,philosophies, and genuine love of customer service to New Approach.

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Mike is always learning new techniques and working on optimising his current training skills.

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"New Approach is a wonderful place to leave your pet. With leaving my puppy during the day I know I don't have any worries and this gives her an opportunity to socialize with other dogs which is extremely important for development. Mike handles all the dogs with care and I love the way he interacts with all the animals in his care."

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Happy Dogs

These three components are the perfect formula for a healthy and happy dog. Training is important not just for discipline but also to help strengthen the bond between you and your dog by establishing boundaries. Daycare keeps your dog well exercised but more importantly keeps him/her socialized. Grooming is not just about aesthetics. More importantly, a good groomer may recognize things like skin conditions or suspicious lumps and bumps

Together these components are the key to your dogs success.

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