January is National Dog Training Month

By | January 4, 2016

Teaching your dog tricksDid you know this month is national dog training month in the U.S.? We will all be in a position of making New Year’s resolutions, and these may include evaluating any undesirable dog behaviors. It might not necessarily be a case of having a dog that’s totally out of control, or perhaps you have a new addition to the family from Christmas time. But more a time to refine earlier training, or start from scratch with a brand new puppy.

Winter is a good time of year to consider some formal training – especially where it’s cold and wet outside, and spending some quality time indoors with your pet sounds like a good idea. Why not spend this time constructively? A good, quality dog training center may be just the ticket to get you and your dog on the right track.

Indoor Dog Training

However, before you go racing away to your nearest dog training provider, please do your research. Look for customer reviews to see what others think of the trainer, see if there are any trainers that specialize in your particular breed of dog – because, yes, different breeds all have their little quirks. Equally so, you don’t want to be travelling hours in the car either, so try and review trainers that are within a reasonable distance to where you live.

To help you find a suitable trainer, maybe check out the Association of Professional Dog Trainers:

Association of professional Dog Trainers

For some people it may not be possible to work with an actual trainer – whether you live too remotely, or you aren’t able to get to the facility, or perhaps it’s too expensive. There is help available online, which will also be able to get you started on a more formal dog training approach. Feel free to check out my dedicated dog training page.

“A well trained dog is a happy dog”

January is national dog training month

 

Happy training and if you want to ask any questions or leave a comment, please do so below.


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6 thoughts on “January is National Dog Training Month

  1. Abbey

    I think this is a great page full of a lot of good information. I think the web layout is good and the theme fits well with your niche! I love dogs and when I get one I think this would be a great resource to keep up with! 🙂

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    1. Mara Post author

      Hi Abbey,

      Thanks for reading this article and I’m glad you think there is lots there to help dog owners. Be sure to come back and visit when you get a dog – I would love to see you back here.

      Mara 🙂

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  2. Brandy

    What a wonderful article with beautiful photos! I am a HUGE supporter of dogs and the unconditional love they support.

    I recently wrote an article on the benefits of emotional support dogs when suffering from illnesses. They really do provide us so much unconditional love that it is our responsibility to provide that back to them. Like you state, a trained dog is a happy dog! And a happy dog is a happy dog mommy!

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    1. Mara Post author

      Thank you Brandy – I really appreciate you reading my article and I’m glad you enjoyed it. Nothing better than a happy dog and dog mummy! All the best, Mara

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  3. Market Merchant

    This is a very thought provoking article. There is a lot of questions we should all have about the intentions of our government and big business (and their $’s directing what gets done in our country).

    It is sad to see where our country is today, and I wonder what would the founding fathers of the US think?

    Thank you so much for your site.

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    1. Mara Post author

      Thank you for for stopping by and leaving a comment Zacariah. I firmly believe pets can better our quality of life. Dogs offer unconditional love and support to their human families, and sometimes it’s nice to get back to these simple principles.

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