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