Spring into Dog Training

Dog laying on bench - Spring into dog trainingBy Michele L. Meyer

Ahhh…spring time!  Warm weather is approaching and we can soon open the doors and windows and let the fresh air fill our home… Or can we? Are you worried about your dog barking at everything outside or escaping through a door?  Then it’s time for some spring training so that you don’t have to keep your doors and windows closed all summer.

Tis the season for picnics, barbecues, ball games and restaurant patios and well trained dogs are welcomed at many outdoor festivities.  Is your dog ready to join you?  Spring training can prepare your dog for those dog friendly gatherings.

Would you like to take many enjoyable walks with your dog this summer? No problem! We have solutions for leash pulling so that your dog is not dragging you down the street.

Your dog is probably loving the warmer weather too…but maybe a little too much?  Are you having a hard time getting your dog to come in from the yard?  Do you worry about your dog digging up your yard or barking at your neighbors?  We have solutions to end those frustrations!  

Getting a new dog or puppy?  Warmer weather makes the perfect time for potty training and we can help you get off on the right foot. 

Unfortunately, warmer weather also means dreaded fireworks and thunderstorms for many pet parents. However, there is a lot that can be done to help dogs overcome their fear of fireworks and thunderstorms. Yep, you guessed it…we have solutions for that too.

Nicer temperatures bring more open doors. Start now and teach your dog not to dash out open doors and gates. All dogs should be trained to sit and stay at doors and not walk through until invited. This means with every person, every time, and all doors including car doors. It is also important to train your dog to come on command reliably just in case he does get out of his home or yard unexpectedly. Training your dog in these areas can save his life!!!

So why wait? Spring into dog training so that you can fully enjoy having a dog this summer!  We can help with training your dog much more in person but in the meantime, check out our free articles with tips for digging, leash walking, fireworks, and more.