When To Start Training Your Dog

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Bringing home a new puppy is always exciting and almost everything they do is cute, until they get your new shoes or favorite pillow! Training your puppy as soon as they are brought home is ideal for the best results in the long run. At Leader Of The Pack Dog Obedience Training we cover both behavioral and obedience training.

The Leader Of the Pack 101 covers the basic behavioral training. This five week program helps prevent and/or correct bad habits that your dog may develop or already has developed like jumping, begging, climbing, and chewing are just a few! The most important recommendation we can give is staying consistent during the training process!

Obedience training is training your dog to obey the basic but most important commands such as sit, stay, come and teaching it to heel. The Back to Basic’s training program covers these basic commands for $270.

After participating in the programs owners needs to continue to train their dogs at home! Constant training is the only way that a dog will begin to learn.

Before giving a command say your dogs name to get its attention; then speak a one-word command  loudly and clearly (“stay,” “sit,” “come” or “heel.”) Do not get impatient. Your dog can sense your frustration and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. Do not be surprised if you have have to repeat the command several times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Dogs react to human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Always remember to praise your dog when it responds correctly either with verbal praise or a treat. This will encourage your dog to perform correctly the next time.

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