January is National Train Your Dog Month to promote training the family dog with everyday manners. Animal behavioral issues are common and one of the biggest reasons that people give up their pets or treat them harshly. By correcting behavioral issues we can enhance the relationship between a person and their companion animal and prevent further damage. Training also helps make sure they stay safe and healthy with interactions that are appropriate for those around them. Your veterinarian should be the first stop when having behavioral issues, which comes as a surprise to most. We are happy to see you and your dog for an appointment so that we can establish a training plan that is most beneficial for your lifestyle. We also work with several trainers and facilities in the area.
Top 9 Reasons To Train:
Strengthens the bond between you
Establishes communication skills between you and your pet
Fun for you and your dog if done correctly
Develops foundation for addressing behavior issues
Provides enrichment and stimulates your pup’s brain
Gives your dog a job
Builds confidence in shy and fearful dogs
Creates less work for you in the long run
Take some time this January and learn the ropes on how to properly train your pet so they can become an engaged member of your family!