Dog trainers offer obedience training and behavior modification. Obedience training teaches your puppy or adult dog the basics for a safe and happy life. In these classes or programs, your dog will learn commands such as “Sit”, “Down”, “Come”, “Leave It”, and “Stay”. During the training process, your dog will also learn patience, respect, and how to socialize with other dogs and humans.
Behavior modification addresses problem behaviors such as anxiety, fear and aggression. Symptoms of these conditions include biting, growling, lunging, excessive barking, chewing on furniture, pacing, or defecating in the home. A trainer or behaviorist will work closely with you to determine the root of the problem and develop a strategy to eliminate the unwanted behavior.
Agility training is a fun way to bond with your dog and put his natural instincts to work. And, it’s great exercise for the both of you! During an agility training program, your dog will learn how to run through tunnels, jump through tires and over vertical bars, and maneuver through weave poles. Due to its popularity, competitions are held in every major city across the country.
What’s best for you and your dog?
Consider this information when interviewing dog trainers to find the right one for you and your dog. This will help you to determine if a trainer’s approach is compatible with your personal philosophy, needs, and your dog’s temperament and personality.
Enhancing the relationship between you and your dog will improve your lives and bring you both lots of joy!