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How to Select the Right Training School for your Pup

How to Select the Right Training School for your Pup

Back to School Season Isn’t Just For Kids!

With the kids heading back to school this month, why shouldn’t your best friend learn a few things too? Maybe your puppy needs to learn basic behaviors. Or maybe your dog needs some additional training for a few bad habits.  

Some time spent in dog training classes can be a wonderful thing for you and your best buddy.  Training helps to keep your dogs mid active and attentive.  We all know that feeling of excitement and satisfaction we get when we teach our dogs a new trick.  Well-trained, well-behaved dogs make for a happy dog family!

Here’s what to expect and how to select the right training school for your dog!

What to Expect

Usually training classes break down into a few levels of training in categories like: puppy, beginner, intermediate, advanced, and additional skills. Different behaviors are taught in different levels, but you should definitely expect that your dog will learn to sitlie down, come, stay, roll over, and much more. Just remember: treat variety keeps training interesting!


How to Find

Ask Around

Sometimes, the best way to discover a dog training class near your home is by asking around. Talk to your veterinarian, animal hospital, pet store, groomer, friends, and family about where they have gone in the past. Referrals often work out well and you may hear of a great dog trainer with great classes close by.

 

Pet Store Programs

Some retailers, like PetSmart and other pet storesoffer dog training classes featuring professionals who want to see you and your best friend succeed through the dog training process. Many dog trainers offer different training options.  You can usually choose between group classes or private lessons, depending on your personal preference.


Research Online

Try researching online through your city’s dog training club website. Sometimes a simple Google search with your location and dog training classes as a subject is all it takes!


Training can be a great bonding experience for you and your dog.  Be sure to be patient with your best friend and let your dog know you are very proud of them; they’ll love the fact that you get so excited and that enthusiasm will encourage them!

 

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Did you and your best friend have a positive experience at a dog obedience school? Please share your story with us in the comments below!

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