The summer is beginning to wind down, and that means lives are about to get a little more hectic! With everyone’s schedule picking back up, help make your life less chaotic by taking everyone bark to school. Training isn’t just for puppies, you can also teach your older dog new tricks!
There are different types of training for dogs of all ages, all of which have different end-goals.
If your dog frequently chews your favourite shoes, barks excessively or doesn’t play nicely with people or other dogs, a behavioural dog trainer can help break these bad habits. Structure and
a dominant presence are necessities when training a new puppy or when enforcing the rules with an older dog.
Obedience classes help to teach your dog to obey commands such as sit, stay and coming when they are called. In these classes, you will start with basic commands and based on your dog’s progress you can progress to more fun and complex commands like speak, paw, or sit pretty.
Having an obedient dog makes for a more enjoyable relationship with your pet, as it can alleviate the frustrations and stress associated with a destructive doggo.
Agility training is more advanced, and usually not taught to dogs until they have a good foundation in behavioural and obedience training. Agility teaches dogs to complete obstacle courses and is an excellent form of exercise for high-energy dogs.
Vocational training for dogs teaches them how to do a “job”. Whether learning how to be a service dog, herd sheep, or join the local K9 unit, vocational training can give dogs the additional skills they need to get the job done! Like agility, this type of training is for dogs with good behavioural and obedience skills.