I want my dog to stop barking and lunging at other dogs. I want my dog to stop eating the furniture. I want my dog to stop pulling me on leash. I want my dog to stop stealing food off the counter. The list of desired “stop doings” that I hear as a trainer every day has a common theme. That is, how do I stop my dog from basically acting like a dog? Dogs are dogs and they do things that a socialized human wouldn’t do. They bark, jump up, chew on things when they are bored, squabble with each other over desired resources, pull on their leash, etc. What we consider inappropriate behavior is very likely a totally reasonable course of action from a dog’s point of view.
DogBoy's Dog Blog
Our trainers at DogBoy’s have been working incredibly hard over the last 6 months to revamp our programs. Since the end of June, we have developed a new focus on the importance of private training sessions. We believe that private dog training is one of the best ways that clients can receive individualized coaching to become better handlers for their dogs, whether working on basic training or on specific problem behaviors. Sessions can take place either at your home or at our training center. If you feel that private training is something you could benefit from please call or email the training department. We are here to help!
Our group training program has also received a significant overhaul and offers group training experiences ranging from Puppy Class and Foundations to Trick and Sport training and Behavior Modification. Both weekly classes and one day workshops are offered. Check out the group training page of our website for listings of all the classes scheduled for the 2015 winter quarter.
Coming when called (aka Recall) is an essential skill that all domestic dogs should possess. It can be extremely useful in day to day situations where redirecting a pooch out of the way of household foot traffic is required. Moreover, an effective recall can be lifesaving in outdoor situations where a distraction may draw a dog’s attention into unsafe circumstances with cars or reactive dogs. One would think that teaching a dog to come would be easy, yet many pups are seemingly oblivious to their human’s requests for attention. Why?
Are you interested in some new training classes for you and your dog? Do you want a change from all the obedience work but still want to build nice, polite skills in your dog? Well, we have two classes starting soon that would be a great option for you!
When I was twelve years old, my parents decided it was time for me to have a dog of my own. I couldn’t be more excited! We went through the newspaper and found the perfect dog:a Wirehaired Fox Terrier. We were so excited to have this brand new family member, and yet we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into!
Dogs are Social...
Dogs are very social beings, not only with us but with other dogs as well. It’s important for our dogs to spend time with other dogs. By interacting with others, dogs get exercise, the ability to socialize, mental stimulation, and play can be just plain old fun.
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