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Does Your Dog Really Need Training?

  • 24 June 2019
  • joesanfillipo

Having a dog understandably has its challenges. One of those challenges is knowing whether or not your dog is in need of professional obedience training. Not sure if your pup’s behavior is normal or out of the ordinary? Here are some suggestions that can help you better decide whether or not your canine companion requires the attention of dog training professionals.

  • The Age of Your Dog

Older dogs are set in their ways, so their bad habits are not easily reversible. This is why trainers urge pet owners to train their dogs at a young age when they can still learn. Experienced dog trainers and pet psychologists suggest starting training at 8-12 weeks, as this is the time dogs are most impressionable.

  • His/Her Activity Level

Are you not able to socialize your dog as much as you should? No worries! There are lots of options when it comes to socializing and exercising your pup with little time to spare. We personally prefer to take our puppy to Happy Paws Stay & Play. They handle everything for Harmony with such care and compassion. We know she’s in good hands when she attends Happy Paws.

 She has also started their band new training class to learn some good manners:)

  • His/Her Breed

Most behaviors can be attributed to the breed of the dog. This is why it’s important to familiarize yourself with the known behaviors associated with the breed you own. These natural born behaviors can typically be curbed if you are aware of them before they rear their heads.

Looking for more awesome advice on pet parenthood? Visit us at Pet Wants Cincy West in Shady Lane Plaza to learn more about our favorite pet businesses, nearby play spots we recommend and so much more. We look forward to making the area more pet-friendly and would like to invite you along for the journey. Call us anytime! 513-498-2883.