Puppy Training Before and After
BORN TO BE WILD
Puppies are cute when we first get them and bring them home. Just as a baby is perfect when he/she first comes into the world. However, if we only give them love, spoil them, and do not train or discipline them, they can get out of balance real fast.
I work in many homes each week with both young puppies and older pups and dogs. I see everything from the cutest little puppy that is so amazing and obedient (very rare though) to this ginormous pup that jumps, barks, bolts, and runs through the house like a Tasmanian Devil.
GETTING THE UPPER HAND
Before I come to a home, owners are alerted usually because of some unwanted behavior(s) the pup/dog has developed. Others call me the second they adopt a pup and are not sure how to train a young puppy. I commend them all for realizing they need help and a dog trainer.
ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE
Training a puppy or dog isn't always easy, but it can be a success. And the amazing thing is, in both situations, whether you have a pup/dog that's out of control, or you have a brand new pup, with a few private training sessions they can learn all the obedience commands and be a safer, better, happier and healthy canine.
THE CHOICE IS YOURS (Now or Later)
I have to be honest. It's so much easier going into a home where they want to work on training right away when they first get their puppy. And by having just a few short training sessions with a private trainer, they are saving themselves a big headache, money, and time later. Because, many times if dog owners wait until the puppy or dog is out of control, it takes extensive training sessions to break bad behaviors and teach them obedience and manners. I work with these type of puppies and dogs every day.
Young pups typically only require 2-4 private sessions to train. Whereas a pup or dog who is out of control can take 6-8 private sessions, depending on the behaviors and their personality.
We are offering our fall group puppy and dog classes right now. We have a six week class that starts September 4th. Group classes are great for teaching obedience, working on manners, and breaking bad behaviors, as well as socialization. The cost is only $60, but pre-registration and payment are required. With a limit of 10 pups/dogs per class.
Lisa Freeman is a top dog trainer, AKC Evaluator, and Certified Pet Therapists in Owosso, Michigan. She is referred to as the Dog Lady or the Dog Whisperer. She specializes in obedience, pet therapy, service dog work, behavior modification, and aggression. She travels all over Michigan to rehabilitate dogs that would otherwise be returned to shelters and possibly put down. She also works to rescue dogs that have been abandoned, lost, or stolen.