A well-behaved dog can be a pleasure to you, your family, and
everyone who comes in contact with your pet. We all know that one friend or
family member who has a poorly behaved dog. No one wants to be around them,
parties at their house can be a mess, and the dog is really just doing what he
was taught to do. Remember, there are no bad dogs, just bad dog owners! At Camp
K Nine, we truly believe that all dogs and their owners can learn how to be the
apple of everyone’s eye. With our positive, reward-based training programs your
dog can transform into a happy, healthy, and well-behaved member of the family.
Here are four important reasons to train your dog.
Dogs are inherently intelligent animals. They are man’s best
friend, awesome companions, and are sometimes more aware than we are. If your
dog is bored from lack of stimulation it can lead to a host of behavioral
issues. By simply stimulating your dog mentally, as well as physically, you can
reverse negative learned behaviors. If you have a puppy, it’s critical to start
before the disobedience sets in. Training your dog not only provides exercise,
but it mentally stimulates them. They are great learners, they just need the
interaction, patience, and time from you on a consistent basis. At Camp K Nine,
we can provide basic obedience training for your dog to get the ball rolling.
We also provide board and train, as well as advanced training options.
Reward based training is proven to be the most effective way to teach your dog obedience. They will quickly learn to respond positively to your commands when they know a treat is coming. Rewards are not always food treats. Rewards can be a loving tone of voice, a belly rub, and even a hug for doing well. As you advance further in your reward training process, your dog can even be taught to obey others, which can be a great benefit for times when you have to board, or when someone else is in charge.
Safety is one of the leading reasons we recommend training
your dog. Their safety can depend on following your commands. Don’t be that dog
owner whose dog bolts at the sound of the leash coming off! This can be
dangerous for your dog and others. We can’t stress enough that have an obedient
dog can prolong their life, provide peace of mind for you, and give you the ability
to take your dog out confidently.
Learning boundaries and behaving properly in social settings
with other dogs and people can be one of the most positive reasons to train
your dog. Being able to create positive experiences in social settings will put
your dog, and others, at ease. Having a more relaxed dog that is manageable
when others are around will provide a whole new world of socializing!
Dog training can be one of the most positive experiences
that a dog and its owner can have together. The more commands your dog can
follow, the more satisfying it can be for both of you! No matter your dog’s age
(you CAN teach an old dog new tricks – and trust us, your dog will love it) or
level of training, Camp K Nine can help you get to the next level. From simple
commands like sit or stay, on-leash training, or more advanced like behavior modification,
or even personal or executive protection training, we can help your dog excel. Contact Camp K Nine today to learn
more about training, or to schedule your dog for our programs today.