Dog owners envision a loving, happy and peaceful relationship with their new pets. Bringing the puppy home and getting acquainted are exciting. Everyone looks forward to good times ahead, but getting there may be harder than most new dog owners realize. They need to learn how to speak dog, how to get the pup to behave well and how to avoid common pitfalls like too much barking or digging. This is where dog training comes in. For excellent, gentle dog training Los Angeles
residents turn to Hollywood Dog Training.
Proper training is the key to a great relationship with the new family member. An animal that knows how to respond appropriately to everyday events such as a visitor at the door or meat left on the counter will fit into the busy life of the household. He won’t bark excessively, jump on or bite the visitor or snatch an unauthorized meal. A dog needs training in order to know how to please his master. The family needs training in order to know how to handle the dog.
Newer methods of training employ efficient and kind techniques for shaping the behavior of a dog. Each animal responds in their own unique way. An experienced trainer selects from the available tools and methods those that are best for the particular individual and the household he will be joining. Then it’s time to get to work. The dog training Los Angeles customers can expect from Hollywood Dog Training consists of three basic types of classes, all conveniently accomplished in boarding school at the facility and tailored to the family and their new (or older) pet.
The new puppy has a lot to learn. For this little guy, getting started in the right direction with consistent training is one of the most important gifts an owner can provide. Puppy Kindergarten at Hollywood Dog Training provides four weeks of basics for the new pup aged three-and-a-half to five months. By the time he finishes boarding school, the puppy will know how to pay attention to the handler, walk quietly at heel on a leash, sit and stay, down and come when called.
The fifth week of training is among the most important. The family joins their new companion for training sessions, scheduling in as many classes as they can. Everyone in the household will learn how to handle the puppy and put him through his paces. Each lesson is followed with discussion time to discover and respond to any problems that have come up. Potty training, chewing prevention, bite prevention, barking and digging are some typical topics. This is a time for everyone to learn how to live happily together.
Before the puppy goes home, a staff member visits to help the family apply their learning to the normal household routine. Prevention is the easiest approach to solving any problem, so techniques for dealing with unwanted behaviors and promoting good citizenship are addressed here, where the dog will live. Even after graduation, Hollywood Dog Training will provide refresher lessons and guidance without additional cost for the life of the animal.
Dogs older than five months will be treated to four weeks of Basic On-Leash Training, followed by the same transitional services that are so important in helping dogs and owners adjust to life together. Any bad habits that have developed can also be addressed. At the end of the training period, the family should know how to proceed from there, with occasional support from the trainer.
Very active families who want to share hiking and other experiences with their dogs will benefit from the Advanced Off-Leash Training offered at HDT. Four weeks of boarding and training will work the magic of getting the dog to respond to commands even at the distance of a third of a mile. It’s like an invisible leash that is very, very long.
Most dogs can learn to fit comfortably into family life as long as they have consistent training that is followed up by the family. Hollywood Dog Training provides the kind of service that busy households need in order to live happily with their pets.