There has been a boom in popularity of pets during the pandemic, and with that we’ve also seen an increase in people looking for pet help during the last year as pet owners come to terms with pet behaviours. If you have only recently welcomed a dog into your family, you’ll know how important it is to train your puppy. We all lead very busy lives, and it can be difficult to find the quality time to make sure that there is a consistent level of training for your new pet. With puppies the timing is crucial, as you need to ensure they understand all the basic controls so that you can leave them home alone when needed for a short time, and that you can take them out in public and be around strangers and other dogs without worrying about their safety, and the safety of others.
What should I do about a dog behaviour course?
It is a big decision over what to do for the best in terms of training your dog. Some people opt to buy a fully trained dog that already understands how to be safe and well-mannered in all situations and comes fully house-trained. For others, a puppy brings a delightful element to a family, but are you best training on your own at home, sending to a dog day care centre that trains and socialises your dog during the day, or should you choose more intense, dog behaviour courses that help your dog to have confidence and to be safe in different environments over a much shorter period of time?
Reasons to send your dog away for training
A residential dog behaviour therapy course is an attractive option for many dog owners. It is a way of offering intensive training aimed at significantly improving the behaviour of your dog. With classic training such as this, you’ll find that your personal relationship with your dog will drastically improve because you’ll have more control over them, they will understand all commands, be much more fun and open up your world to new possibilities.
It can be quite upsetting to lose control over your dog. Whether you have been training a puppy or an older dog, safety is always a concern and if you haven’t got the time to put in the hours needed, or the training you have been doing at home just hasn’t stuck yet, a dog behaviour course provides you with the expertise and know-how of specialists in the field.
There are many different dog behavioural issues that can be helped by proper dog training services.These problems included aggressive dogs, those that do not know how to safely interact with other dogs and humans. It could be that your dog barks constantly at all hours of the day for seemingly no reason at times, that they are hyperactive, suffer from separation anxiety, constantly damage and destroy items and furniture at home, have not taken to house training, and many other issues. Each dog is different, and each home environment is different. It is important to find a doggy day care service and dog behaviour course that feels right for you and your dog, to get them to where they need to be.