Tiffany Jourdain is a certified dog trainer with over a decade of training experience. Her dogs are her life, and dog training is the only thing she can imagine having a career in! When not training, she has sport dogs that participate in flyball, dock diving, disc, and therapy dog work. Tiffany has volunteered in animal rescue most of her life and actively fosters the most challenging cases. She has extensive training experience handling behavioral challenges like resource guarding, leash aggression, and reactivity.
Positive Splash is the second company Tiffany founded. Dog Training Pluto’s Way is Tiffany’s first dog training business which is still operating in North Carolina. Community engagement and volunteer work is the root of who we are thanks to Tiffany’s leadership. Tiffany does visits to schools any kid events and nursing homes for no cost. We do this to bring joy and animal education to others.
Amanda Shores has been a life-long animal lover dedicated to educating pet parents on training, grooming, and caring for their best friend. Amanda is very talented and has grooming certifications as well as dog training certifications.
Amanda goes above and beyond not only for animals. For years, she has been doing a “Give a Kid a Christmas” program. Collecting donations and doing fundraisers to sponsor multiple families and their children on Christmas. Gifts, clothes, a Christmas tree, and a full Christmas meal is provided for Christmas families. Our passion for the community and organization is extraordinary because of Amanda’s dedication.
Taylor Shores and his wife Amanda moved from North Carolina so to be a part of Positive Splash. Taylor is the person who makes sure every part of our business is running correctly. He coordinates events, marketing, classes and our boarding and daycare program.
Taylor is an incredibly patient and kindhearted person to all animals. This is a key part of or training program, especially board and train because we often work with dogs that are fearful of men. Taylor’s kind spirit has been so amazing when teaching dogs to trust again.
Taylor has many talents including dog training, business management, and constantly coming up with new ideas for our clients.Taylor is the kind of person that wants to make things easier for the person next to him. He will go out of his way to help clients out to the car with their dogs, clean up a mess, or volunteer his time in our educational programs.
How We Train
Positive Splash Dog Training uses positive reinforcement training methods. Every dog learns differently, so we have a variety of strategies and tools to ensure training success. Shaping, luring, and capturing are training methods incorporated into our training program. We are the only positive reinforcement training facility in the Florida panhandle who trains dogs with severe behavior challenges, aggression, reactivity, and resource guarding. We have many years of training experience with dogs of all different sizes, shapes and ages.
How Dogs Learn
Whether you are training a dog to do new behaviors or trying to change old behaviors, dogs learn in a variety of ways. You will hear the statement “Whatever is reinforced the most will continue to happen” in many of our training programs. We use reinforcers to encourage correct behaviors to continue. Reinforcement comes in many forms - food, toys, treats, love, play, exercise, access to exciting things and more. When you are using a dogs senses to train them, dogs respond best to scent, then sights, and then sounds. Food is often our first primary reinforcer when teaching new behaviors, the smell of the food keeps the dogs attention, and it is easy to quickly reward good behavior.