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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of working with a professional dog trainer?
If you wanted to learn how to play piano, you'd hire an instructor. Should you develop a burning desire to learn French, you'd hire a tutor. When you sign your children up to play soccer, you feel more comfortable if they're being supervised by a coach.

Yet, many people seem to be under the impression that they should 'just know' how to train their dog even though learning to speak to another species is far more difficult than any of the above mentioned activities! A trainer has education, experience, and expertise that the average joe lacks when it comes to training animals. Let them share their knowledge with you. Furthermore, a trainer can also observe you in action in order to help you adjust your technique, provide you with a support system as your dog goes through difficult life stages, and keep you well informed on all the latest research and methods.

What are the benefits of working in a class atmosphere?
It's one thing to get your dog to listen to you when the two of you are home with nothing else to do. It's quite another to get him to listen even when he's in a new, exciting environment surrounded by people, animals and smells more interesting than your living room!

A class atmosphere is not only a lot of fun, but it's a good way to 'proof' your dog against different distractions. Not only that, but it builds confidence in your dog and enriches his overall quality of life.

When should I begin training?
A prime stage of canine development is between 8 and 16 weeks old. It is during this time we can use a puppy's natural curiosity to our advantage as we introduce him to many things in a controlled, safe, positive environment. The more socialization and exposure to 'weird things' a puppy has during this time can play a tremendous role in the pup's future temperament. Formal training can drastically decrease your puppy's likelihood of developing a fear or anxiety related 'issue' in the future as well as get him off on the right paw in learning the 'rules of the house.'

To take full advantage of this critical life stage, we recommend starting formal training when your pup turns 8 to 10 weeks old and has had at least one round of vaccinations.

At what age is it too old to begin training?
It is never too old to train your dog! In fact, when it comes to training, you're generally either moving forward or backward. So think of training as a lifelong process with your dog. Continuous education is incredibly enriching to our canine buddies!

My dog has issues with aggression or anxiety. Is there anything I can do?

Yes. With a committed owner who is willing to seriously work on the problem, most dogs can be helped.

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