Obedience programs and methods
Just as each of us learns at different levels, our dogs learn on an individual level. A method of training that may be successful for one may not be as successful for another. This point is important to remember when selecting a trainer. A trainer with a full “toolbox” of experience and techniques can assist in choosing the proper obedience program and method that works well for both you and your canine. Doing so will establish a positive, healthy, and well-balanced relationship.
There are many trainers that offer AKC certifications/titles:
- AKC Puppy STAR
- AKC Canine Good Citizen
- AKC Community Dog
- AKC Urban Dog
It’s never too late
An old dog can learn new tricks! Beyond the old myth that an older dog cannot be taught, any dog of any age can enroll in an obedience class. The style in which the training is presented will determine how quickly the dog learns the behaviors. Your trainer can advise as to how to advance within your dog’s training program to reach your expectations and set goals. Many times, behaviors form over a longer period. These can be addressed and worked through at any time in a dog’s life.
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