Behavior Tips & Tricks Issue #9: Obedience Class
In the last issue we went over some basic rules to help reinforce your dogs good behavior. In this issue we are going to discuss what you should know about taking your dog to obedience class.
There is no doubt in any dog owners mind that a dog is man's best friend!
And for most of us being a best friend means that we only want the best for them. With that said, there is nothing more embarrassing the having a badly behaved, unruly dog.
However, making a dog, behave and follow your commands is not always as easy as some may think. So what's the solution? It is to enroll your ever loving, canine companion in obedience classes.
When it comes to choosing the right obedience school for your ill-mannered pooch there are a few things you should find out before hopping in the car and heading to class.
How much does the obedience class cost?
No doubt, this is one big questions most people ask before signing their dog for obedience class. How much does a is it going to cost and can my budget accommodate it?” The answer often depends on where you live and what is available on your local area as well as how long the class will last and what topics will be covered.
How do I find a reputable class?
Start by checking out your local community college. Often times, they offer dog obedience classes that last for 6-8 weeks. You can also check from your local newspaper, ask your veterinarian for suggestions, or inquire at your local pet stores. However, the best way, in my opinion is to ask other dog owners who have a well behaved dog.
What you should expect from obedience classes?
As a self respecting dog owner, when it comes to our faithful canine companions not only do we want value we also the best dog training possible. So, if you are seriously considering obedience classes it's best to know exactly what you can expect during and after the course, so don't be afraid to ask questions before you sign on the dotted line.
For instance, how long are the lessons, what will your dog learn, will they teach your dog to sociable, do they guarantee the class, can they correct bad behavior, are just a few questions you may want to ask.
Taking your dog obedience classes can benefit both you and your canine companion in many ways and by doing your research and asking the right questions you should have no problem finding a great obedience class to enroll your dog in if and when you decide it's necessary.
Make sure you look for your next issue soon. We will be talking about getting your dog to come when you call how to stop your run away dog from escaping and roaming.