Just a few days into the New Year, people are hard at work trying to keep their New Year’s resolutions. They’re working out at the gym, or making a tighter budget.
But this January is also National Train Your Dog Month, so make a resolution to learn something new with your four-legged friend.
Owner Aine Corridon tells us how we can better train our dogs this month:
Your first step once you decide to invest in some training for your dog, is to determine the level of training you desire. You may just need some simple behavior changes like sit, stay, down, or walking on lead. The basics of a well-behaved dog.
Once these basics are determined, you might advance to more challenging behavioral issues such as barking, counter-surfing or destructive chewing.
The top priority of the dog training world is obedience training. This begins with the basics of sit, stay and down but can advance to obedience techniques such as the down-stay, back-up and heel.
The most important aspect of any training program is to make it fun, both for you and for your dog. If it’s not fun, you won’t stick with it and your dog doesn’t enjoy it, he or she may not learn very much.
If you have any questions or want to learn how you can become a better pet owner, feel free to contact our team right here.