Okay you have made the commitment to adopt a pet. You bring the adorable fur ball home, show her off to your friends and family only for the cuteness to go right out the door the first time she puddles on the carpet. Or how about that yummy table leg he carved his initials in to the point the finish is gone?
Pet lovers everywhere have experienced this unruly behavior even with the best of breeds. Don’t give up hope but turn to someone that is trained to help your pup to learn the manners that will bring your family years of joy. Trainers have been the lifesaver for many K9’s that might have otherwise taken up residence at the nearest shelter. Knowing what type of professional you need will take a little research and also a little cash but it will be worth every penny.
Some trainers will specialize in certain behavior patterns you pet may be exhibiting. Overall, you can find a trainer very easily when it comes to general issues such as learning commands or obedience. Your local pet supply store should be able to refer you to someone or may even have the training sessions held at their location. If you are going to a private trainer always check their credentials as well as their success rate. There are some trainers will come to your home to do the train class. One important fact: if you do not practice what the trainer is teaching, you might as well be throwing dollars bills out the car window! Use the same commands the trainer uses so there will not be any confusion for the pup. If you have an older dog needing training, they can learn it just takes a little more time and patience.
Puppies are just like children; love,patience and guidance need to be the agenda for the day. If you can not afford a professional trainer, visit your local library or bookstore to pickup manuals on dog training such as “Dog Training For Dummies.” Don’t be insulted by the title. Great ideas and techniques are included and some will include a DVD to help out with the visual hand signs. Knowledge is power especially when it comes to obedience training for the newest family member.