Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Do You Know What You Need?

On average I receive numerous calls per week from people inquiring about training services for their dog.   I offer a variety of services and quite often people are unsure about what type of training they need.   It seems as though it should be fairly straight forward, unfortunately that's not always the case.  There is not a one-size-fits-all when it comes to training.  There is basic obedience training, puppy socialization, behavior consultations, behavior modification and play/exercise.   Every situation is different and knowing what service you need depends on a variety of factors.  Here are some of the calls I receive, do you know what training service you would recommend?

Our new puppy keeps biting our kids when they play with him, he chases them too.

Our Golden Retriever jumps on our guests and licks everybody.

Our 9 months old dog barks when guests enter and growls at them too.

When ever we approach our 9 week old puppy while he's eating he growls at us and tries to bite us.

Our dog is really sweet but does not listen to a word we say

Our 7 year old dog is suddenly very nervous and anxious

I'm sure some of these sound familiar :)  Not all unruly dogs need behavior consults and not all puppies should be in a group class, how is that for confusing *grin*.   When you find yourself in need of help with your dog,  the best thing you can do is contact a professional and ask for guidance.

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