The benefits of having a trained dog are nearly limitless from the moment you get your new puppy or dog. Here's a run-down of just some of the advantages and benefits:
- Puppy classes provide the opportunity for getting your new family member started off right. Puppy classes provide the experiences and opportunities for your puppy to develop interaction skills with other puppies, with people, and in new environments.
- Puppy socialization has been found to be critical to the psychological health of adult dogs. Puppy classes provide the opportunity for this important facet of your puppy's upbringing.
- Training classes provide dog owners the skills and knowledge for dealing with common, normal dog behaviors-starting with puppy behaviors such as housetraining and chewing.
- No matter what age you start training your dog, foundation training provides the basis for any activity, behavior or job you want your dog to do.
- Training provides dogs with the basic good manners we all want-from polite greeting when guests arrive, to walking nicely on the leash, to coming when called.
- A trained dog is a fully participating member of the family-what a gift for all of you!
A trained dog joins in the fun when company comes, accompanies the family to the kids' sports games, goes with you to visit friends and relatives, goes for hikes, swims, and everything else the family does together.
- Training enables you to choose from among a broad range of activities and dog sports to participate in and enjoy with your dog such as dog agility, Rally-obedience, dancing with your dog, tracking, search & rescue, skijoring, sledding, water rescue trials, obedience, carting, reading programs, therapy work, and a nearly endless range of fun and philanthropic things to do!
- Training has been shown to be the single most important thing that keeps a dog in his or her "forever" home.
- Training builds your mutual bond, enhances the partnership and enriches the relationship you share with your dog. Is there anything better?
- Having a trained dog is a joy for both you and your dog!
- The Board and Train Program will not short cut the amount of work you will need to put into your dog. However, your dog will be fully trained upon his return. First, there will be a demonstration of all the exercises the dog has mastered. Then the owner will be shown how to start working with the dog. While at home, a great deal of time and effort is needed to learn and maintain the proper level of obedience expected from your dog. It is the owners responsibility to attend the follow up sessions. To keep your dog in top working form, it is important that you work the dog daily for several weeks then about 3 to 4 times a week to maintain training.
Even though its about German Shepherds, the training and other concepts are for any breed dog. Won the 2018 Maxwell award for Best Training book.
Training your German Shepherd By Brandy Eggeman and Joan Hustance Walker