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Dog Training for Pet Owners

Dog training is so important! The number one reason dogs are taken to shelters is because they are not trained properly. Not only can it make things easier at home, but when dogs go to public places, the vet, the groomer, the pet store, etc, a well-behaved dog can be a dream to spend time with. Being able to properly greet people and other dogs is hugely important for just about any situation.

The best way to teach a dog to behave around other dogs and people is to socialize from an early age. Of course, some of us adopt adult or older dogs, or even puppies older than the ideal age to begin socializing and the only way to get them better adjusted is to work on training. That could mean in home sessions with a trainer, a board and train program, taking your dog to a class, or even purchasing courses to do on your own time online. You want to be certain to purchase a program that will actually help you and is done by a professional trainer. One of my favorite professional trainers who is also a veterinarian and has decades of experience is Dr. Ian Dunbar.

Dr. Dunbar has created the Dunbar Academy which offers some free online dog training courses, but also has subscription or a la carte programs if you have a specific behavior you need to work on. These are so well detailed and he explains the reasoning behind why a dog should be trained a certain way and how they think. He has programs for pet owners and also people who work with dogs. I HIGHLY recommend visiting the Dunbar Academy site and at the very least going through some of the free information and programs he offers. You can do all of these in the comfort of your own home.

The free courses are available HERE.

If you do decide to sign up for the subscription they offer for only $20/month to access everything, click HERE to get your first month free.

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