Focusing On Improving My Pet's Behavior

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Focusing On Improving My Pet's Behavior

As a new pet owner, I realized that my animal had a long way to go before she could be considered "trained." In addition to not listening to a single word that I said, she also seemed to completely go out of her way to destroy things around the house, which is why I started thinking about professional pet training. I was able to find a great business near me that specialized in making things right, and so I signed her up. Within a few treatments, she really seemed to be responding, and I was really impressed with the difference it made. Learn more about pet training on this blog.


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If you are getting a new furry friend, you should consider dog training once it starts to become a little older. One type of dog training that may work well for both you and your dog is in-home dog training. Below is information on how this works, and the benefits of choosing this type of training.  

In-Home Dog Training

Once you choose a trainer to do the in-home dog training, they will set up a meeting with you. They need to meet your dog to help determine the type of training that will work best for your dog. They may ask your dog to do certain commands to see if they know anything yet. 

The trainer may want to take your dog outside on a leash to see how well they walk. They will ask who the main caregiver is for the dog and who the dog trusts the most. In the beginning, consider having all family members there but after this, you or the main caregiver may want to be the only person there.

When it comes to training, your dog will be taught commands like heel, sit, down, stay, and come. The trainer can help with potty training and front door manners. If your dog has unwanted behaviors, the in-home dog trainer can help with this as well. This includes things like jumping, barking, leash pulling, chewing, and aggression.

In-Home Dog Training Benefits

There are many benefits for both you and your dog in choosing in-home dog training. First, both you and your dog are much more comfortable in your home. Your dog will have much fewer distractions so the training will go better. 

In-home dog training is beneficial for you because it saves you time. You do not have to spend time getting your dog ready for travel, as well as getting your car ready. For example, you may use a special carrier, may have to cover seats to protect them from dog hair, etc. 

In-home dog training will help your dog learn better. They may do well at traditional training classes and then come home and forget all their training. Walking the dog in their neighborhood is also beneficial. This will show the trainer the distractions your dog will have, such as the type of traffic, if other dogs are also walking during the same time, etc. 

The in-home dog trainer will give you more information on how they train dogs. Contact a local in-home dog training service to learn more.