Raleigh Dog Training FAQ’s
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Winston, one of our training dogs has boundless energy, not to mention attitude. We’ve hired him to answer your Raleigh dog training questions because frankly, when he doesn’t have a job to do, he’s unbearable!
Q. My dog already had basic obedience training, what else does he need?
A. Basic obedience training conditions your dog for future learning. Additional dog training targets specific, behavioral problems and/or distraction training which frankly, all dogs should have. When you’re walking your dog, is he walking beside you or is he walking you? Does he attack the vacuum? Chase the cat? Does he maul visitors when they enter your home? Completely ignore your calls to come? Perhaps you’d like to take him to a café or other public place but his behavior is too embarrassing to deal with. Our Raleigh dog trainers can address all of these issues and much more. The goal for all dog training is to improve the behavior of the dogs and strengthen the relationship between them and their people. Let’s face it, owners of a well-behaved dog spend more quality time with them and isn’t that why you got a dog in the first place?
Q. What’s involved in the dog training process and what are my responsibilities as the dog owner?
A. Your Raleigh dog trainer will teach your dog specific behaviors and ensure that they know how to implement them. Next, your dog trainer will train you to communicate with your dog, so that your dog performs as well for you as he does for his beloved dog trainer.
Q. Is dog obedience training worth my time and effort?
A. When it comes to dog behavior, owners have two choices: 1.) Work very hard for a short period of time or 2.) Live with the problem behaviors for the rest of your life. When you consider it from this perspective, making the time to train your dog doesn’t sound that ruff does it? If you have more desire than time, take advantage of the Bow-WOW residency program where our Raleigh dog trainers do all of the work for you.
Q. How much does dog training cost?
A. Dog training is similar to an annuity…it’s an investment that guarantees a payback for the rest of your life. Each Raleigh Dog Training program has a different fee, due to the number of visits required to complete it. Individual dog training sessions to target specific, problem behaviors typically cost one hundred milkbones each…in U.S. currency. When you call for pricing, be sure to ask for me because unlike Duke, the admirable Bush’s Beans dog, I can be bribed.
Q. How long does it take to obedience train my dog?
A. The time required to train your dog is dependent on the program you are in, how frequently you practice with your dog and how consistent you are in implementing the new rules. If you’ve done your homework as requested, you will see improvement in your dog’s behavior very quickly. Most people are amazed at the speed of results and accuse us of switching their dog for another. Really, our Raleigh dog trainers don’t do that!
Our team of dedicated and experienced Raleigh dog trainers are happy to answer any questions you may have about puppy training or puppy socialization, dog obedience training or dog behavior consultations to manage fear or aggression. Of course, Winston is also available if you’d like to speak directly with him!