Your precious pup is more than just your furbaby, it will be a member of your family. There are dozens of things to think about when getting a dog, especially the time, cost, and training that is necessary to make sure your new puppy is well-behaved both in and out of the house. And never forget about crate, potty, and obedience training! You want to make sure that adorable puppy learns good behavior and manners immediately, which is why even experienced pet owners should seek out qualified dog trainers as soon as they get a puppy or a dog. And if you are seeking dog training specialists, head over to our website to learn about the best trainers in Richmond and The Woodlands Texas!
Teaching Pet Parents
Obedience training isn’t just for puppies and dogs, we are also on a mission to train pet parents as well! It is imperative for owners to work with their dogs on a daily basis to make sure they truly learn the behaviors necessary to be well-behaved pups. A great example is potty training. Owners have to watch their dogs to learn their eating and drinking behaviors then be ready to take their dogs outside. Do not wait for signs as your dog might not give them. Instead talk to our trainers and ask when a good time is to walk your dog. Not only will you pick up this behavior, so will your pooch. Yet teaching pet parents doesn’t stop at instructing them on how to potty train, we will also show you how to work with your dog to develop other good behaviors.
As almost every state has leash laws, plus you do not want any harm to come to your dog while it is outside with you, walking well on a leash is an imperative skill for a dog to learn for both safety and liability reasons. Teaching this skill from time a dog is a puppy can be easier than teaching an older dog who already has a tendency of pulling or tugging. Yet never fear as any dog can be taught to be a great walking companion. Our Pup Town trainers will work with you and your dog to demonstrate the “secrets” to make sure your pooch doesn’t walk you!.
Some people think crating a dog is cruel, but this is certainly not the case. No matter how much training you provide a puppy or dog with, there are some circumstances in which it might be necessary to crate your dog when you are not there to keep an eye on it. Emotional behavior like a dog acting out and destroying the house due to separation anxiety is extremely difficult to correct, even in the otherwise most well-behaved of dogs. Then there is the possibility of another pet possibly being more dominant, even down to a jealous cat who doesn’t like sharing space with the new pooch.
For these and other reasons, crate training might be necessary. Yet this is done with the approach that a crate should never be a cage but instead a warm, comfortable place your dog actually wants to be in. By putting toys, blankets, and any other calming object in a crate, your dog will see this as its own special place. The goal is to make your dog want to go into the crate, even when the door is open and everyone is home. Here at Puptown, we can help you every step of the way on this essential training and help to make sure your dog will love their home within a home.
Training your dog goes far beyond potty and leash training, it also includes overall good canine behavior. While we are happy to teach things like advanced tricks and agility, we realize that not every pet parent is looking for this specialized training. Basic obedience, however, is something that every dog needs to learn. These behaviors include things like sit, stay, wait, stop, lay down, and leave something alone. Not only will this teach good behavior, it can protect a dog from injury or even potential death.
For example, if your pooch decides to make friends with a snake, a quick command of “leave it” can prevent a snake bite. You can see how this would be especially important if your dog was close to a poisonous snake. The most basic of these commands, being sit, can calm down an excited pup who might otherwise jump on a person. When you see the meaning for these simple commands, you can easily see the importance behind them.
If you are ready to visit the best professional dog trainers in Woodlands, TX we are looking forward to meeting you and your four-legged companion and working with both of you! Call us today at 832-930-0073 to put your best paws forward.