Thursday, May 23, 2013

Training Dogs . . . Educating Families

During the fifty years that I have been in the dog business I have been asked lots of questions by clients, friends and family about all kinds of "doggie" issues.  Some are about behavioral problems, certainly, but many are just general dog knowledge questions.  So . . .in this weekly blog I will share my thoughts, ideas and experiences of "all things dog."

The reasons we train our dogs have many facets.  However I will assure you that without training, your dog will never meet his full potential nor will the family get the full benefit from dog ownership.  Training enhances the bond between you and your dog.  It serves as the foundation for setting boundaries and solving problems.  Training allows you and your dog to establish communication.  By learning to communicate you provide a structure in the home where the pup knows what is expected of him and what he can expect from you.  As you learn to "read" your dog, that is understand his body language, you will develop a long rewarding relationship.

PLEASE----Find a trainer that will work with you and your family and follow through with consistency.  It is a small price to pay for the many years of enjoyment you will experience. 

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