The best time to start training your dog is when you first bring him or her home. No dog over eight weeks of age is too young to begin learning how to live successfully in a human family. The sooner your little bundle of fur learns what is expected, the easier the adjustment will be for everyone in your home. The old maxim that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is especially true in dog training. It's so much easier to keep a bad habit from forming than it is to change an unacceptable behavior once it's been established. So give your puppy a head start to a happy life and train him while he's young and new to your household. Puppy Training consists of five weekly lessons. Each lesson is roughly one hour, though the first lesson often runs longer in order to explain the program and answer all of your questions.
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This program is for dogs over six months of age. Even the friendliest, most lovable dog in the world can be more than a handful if not properly trained. In fact, sometimes it's the most outgoing and exuberant dogs that are the hardest to control. But regardless of your dog's personality type you want her to be a good citizen who is always welcome to share your space.
The Basic Training program consists of five weekly lessons. We will cover these subjects:
Lots of people today are too busy to devote the necessary amount of time to their dogs to get them trained and well-behaved. Standard in-home training consists of once weekly lessons that you practice and reinforce on a daily basis. If you choose the Day Training option we will come to your home 3 to 4 times a week while you are at work or busy doing something else and do the heavy lifting for you. You still need to participate once a week to get up to speed but your dog gets the benefit of learning directly from the expert most of the time.
Some people choose to continue working with professional instruction as their dog advances on to more difficult tasks and challenging environments, such as remaining well controlled outside and in the face of increasing distraction. Some wish to train off leash. The Trained Canine is always happy to work with you on these goals!
For moral and legal reasons The Trained Canine will only undertake off leash training with a dog that is already well disciplined in the basics and in a safe enclosed environment. The duration of training along with the goals of the owner should be discussed during an in person evaluation.