Puppy training in today’s world is very different than it was in years past. Dogs have become one of the family, and often one of the children for many. Some new owners think their dog arrives to them knowing where to potty, not to whine, and how to sit. Others just don’t know where to begin or do not have the time to do so. Many think, how hard can it be? Actually it is not hard at all! In fact, it is very easy if you devote the time, effort and consistency to do so. That is where many owners are lost.
In today’s rat race of working families, children’s activities and homework, the puppy’s training is often pushed aside. The puppy may accompany the family or be left at home. What the owners need to realize is a puppy is always learning! Whether it is good or bad, what they are learning is critical, especially in the first sixteen weeks of their lives.
Suddenly that cute, adorable puppy is now six months old and they realize they created a monster! This is a scenario I have heard over and over. While it is always true you can teach an old dog new tricks, it is much harder to do so. Not so much for the dog, but for the owner. Frustration sets in if the training doesn’t go well, and they are back to the same circle of events. Whether you are looking for a family pet, a companion dog for an elderly person or child, or a dog to put into a therapy program, we are here to step you through the process.