Of all the reasons people give up a dog to a shelter, behavior is high on the list. ‘He barks all night’, ‘she won’t come when I call her’ or ‘he chases cars up and down the street’ are just a few of the issues dog owners struggle with. Many of these owners need to stop and think, ‘maybe it isn’t a dog problem, perhaps it is an owner problem.’
Providing puppy training from the very beginning is the best recommendation we can give but, if you have an older dog whose behavior is less than desirable, all is not lost. Here at Acme Canine; our staff and trainers take a different approach to old habits.
We train you as well as your dog. We suggest that even before you bring your new puppy/new dog home you come and see us. Those first days at home are very important. Bring your family; everyone needs to be on the same page as far as consistency in house rules are concerned. If Mom doesn’t want the puppy on the sofa but, after Mom leaves the kids curl up with the dog on that same sofa there will be problems. It may seem inconvenient at first but, bring everyone to the first few training sessions. Give your family an education in ‘puppy’; it will pay off in the future.
What about an older dog that comes into your life with less than stellar behavior? Even a dog who has been owned by someone else can have exemplary manners with training. If you are considering adopting a rescue or older dog, get all the information possible before he or she comes to live with you. Then come and see us. From the very beginning we can have you bonding with your new K9 companion and have you on your way to helping him bond with you.
Everyone enjoys a well behaved dog. Before bringing any puppy or dog home contact us. We will get your family and your dog started on a long and happy life.