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? You don’t have to keep your doors and windows closed all summer.  We can help!

Tis the season for picnics, barbecues, and ball games. But will feeling guilty about your dog being cooped up at home take away from the fun? Your dog doesn’t have to be left at home. Well trained dogs are welcomed at many summer festivities. We can help train your dog to be a welcomed member of your social gatherings!

Warm weather makes the perfect time for potty training a new puppy or dog. Let us help you get off on the right foot. We can come to your house and show you exactly what to do with your new puppy or dog.

Your dog is probably loving the warm weather too…but maybe a little too much? If you have a hard time getting your dog to come in from the yard, no problem…we can help with that too!

Would you like to take many enjoyable walks with your dog this summer? No problem! We can teach your dog to walk nicely on a leash instead of pulling you down the street.

Unfortunately, warmer weather also means dreaded fireworks and thunderstorms for many of us 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 can help with this 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 your dog can be on his best behavior this summer!