Training dogs is fun! This has to be the best state for our furry friends. We have dog parks, hiking, creeks, ponds, lakes, wildlife, places to socialize, stores focused on our dogs needs like grooming, toys, food, etc. Not to mention the countless days they cheer us up after a long day of work. There’s nothing better than coming home to a wagging tale and excitement from our dogs. They aren’t just pets, they’re family! Some people end up experiencing a whole new world upon choosing their first dog. A world where our blood pressure rises, furniture and other items are destroyed and there is a breakdown in communication between owner and dog. Because dog training is so diverse, we must understand how to open a solid and clear line of communication.
Training your dog requires a focus on giving them a good foundation and teaching the handler(s) proper techniques for building a strong, loving relationship. Sometimes it’s more training with the owner/dog and sometimes it’s changing their environment and habits to set them up for success. Typically owners need to add the pieces they are missing, Through proper training we are able to create a symbiotic relationship with our dog. This can be simple, if we have result driven techniques and a good amount of consistency.
First thing to understand is YOUR dog. Not Cesar Milan’s dog on the television, or the dog you read about online, but truly what shapes your dog’s behaviors. The internet really gives us vague answers because they are answers specific to certain tempers, breeds or personalities of the person writing the information and their dog training experience. I have trained a large number of labs and not one of them has been the same. There are definite similarities, but each one is quite different. Whether it’s more exercise, less exercise, more mental stimulation, or if they need more affection…… it’s ALWAYS different. We need to find out what makes them tick. What’s their favorite toy, where would they sleep best, what is a good diet for my dog, what is good for feeding time, how much I should walk them, etc. Once we have a picture of their personality/needs, we can move forward and work on improving their dog obedience, socialize and continue to develop their skill set.
In conclusion, there are many factors in Colorado Dog Training. First we need an open line of communication with our dog; second we need to understand their needs and how to achieve them with your particular lifestyle and goals. Finding a trainer that is good at understanding all of this is key. Colorado Top Dog prides themselves on this piece. We understand the needs of each animal are different and work hard to help you develop a beneficial relationship with your dog! With a little bit of understanding and time, your training experience will be everything you wanted and hopefully more.
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