3 Tips For Hiring A Dog Trainer For Your Puppy


If you have a new puppy that you love, but they don't behave super well, then you may want to consider putting them in dog training. This can make a huge difference in the behavior of your puppy and most dog owners consider it to be well worth the money. This article will discuss 3 tips for hiring a dog trainer to train your puppy.

Find One That Offers Private Training 

One of the first things to look for when it comes to dog training is a dog trainer that offers private lessons. Trying to train your puppy in a group setting can be very difficult. Your puppy will likely become distracted by the other dogs, and this can make getting their attention very difficult. In contrast, if you find a trainer that offers private lessons, you won't have any other people or dogs around to hinder your dog from becoming trained. 

Send Your Puppy Off To Them 

A dog trainer that offers private training will generally have courses where your puppy goes off to them for a designated amount of time to be trained. Since your puppy is sent off to a location that is dedicated to training them, they are likely to progress much more quickly than they would if you were simply taking them in for training once or twice a week for an hour or two. It is instead more of an immersion style program where your puppy is exposed to several different aspects of training at once and for much longer periods of time. These courses generally last for one or two weeks, and you will likely be very pleased with the results. 

Participate In Owner/Dog Training 

Once you have sent your puppy off for private training with the dog trainer, you are then ready for owner/dog training. During this kind of training you and your puppy will work together to ensure that he or she understands the commands and that you execute them properly. The dog trainer can assist you in giving the commands to your dog and may have you adjust the volume of your voice, the tone, the words used, your body language, etc. All of these things can make a huge difference when it comes to how your puppy responds to you, and having a dog trainer there to watch and assist you can make all of the difference in the world. 

For more information, contact a business such as DePaul k9 Academy.


18 August 2017

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