January Is National Train Your Dog Month!

train your dog month

The Benefits of Training

The benefits of having a trained dog are nearly limitless! From the moment you get your new puppy or dog, here’s a run-down of just some of the advantages and benefits:

Benefits of Dog Training:

  • Puppy classes provide the opportunity for getting your new family member started off right. Puppy classes provide the experiences and opportunities for your puppy to develop interaction skills with other puppies, with people, and in new environments.
  • Puppy socialization has been found to be critical to the psychological health of adult dogs. Puppy classes provide the opportunity for this important facet of your puppy’s upbringing.
  • Training classes provide dog owners the skills and knowledge for dealing with common, normal dog behaviors—starting with puppy behaviors such as housetraining and chewing.
  • No matter what age you start training your dog, foundation training provides the basis for any activity, behavior or job you want your dog to do.
  • Training provides dogs with the basic good manners we all want—from polite greeting when guests arrive, to walking nicely on the leash, to coming when called.
  • A trained dog is a fully participating member of the family—what a gift for all of you!

A trained dog joins in the fun when company comes, accompanies the family to the kids’ sports games, goes with you to visit friends and relatives, goes for hikes, swims, and everything else the family does together.

  • Training enables you to choose from among a broad range of activities and dog sports to participate in and enjoy with your dog such as dog agility, Rally-obedience, dancing with your dog, tracking, search & rescue, skijoring, sledding, water rescue trials, obedience, carting, reading programs, therapy work, and a nearly endless range of fun and philanthropic things to do!
  • Training has been shown to be the single most important thing that keeps a dog in his or her “forever” home.
  • Training builds your mutual bond, enhances the partnership and enriches the relationship you share with your dog. Is there anything better?
  • Having a trained dog is a joy for both you and your dog!

What Does Kritter Keepers Club Offer?

Group Classes:

Intro to Nosework: Welcome to the exciting world of K9 Nose Work! This six week class introduces both the handler and dog to basic concepts of the game. The handler will learn how to better read and understand canine behavior, while the dog will learn how to search independently and focus on the love of the hunt. This class will cover searching in a variety of environments.

Starting on Wednesday, January 17th at 6:30pm.  Cost is $190 for six classes (per dog).

Introduction to Agility for Dogs and Their Humans: So you think your dog would like agility? Why not try it out in this four week introduction course to the components of Agility and getting your dog to work.

Starting on Saturday, January 20th at 10am.  Cost is $100 for four classes (per dog).

Private lessons:  After an initial training assessment, our head trainer comes up with a plan for training.  The 4-pack or 6-pack training session packages include the initial training assessment.

Day Training: Combine a day of canine socialization with several short lessons, day training is in combination with doggie daycare.  Prices vary depending on plan after training assessment.

Board and Train: Two-week board and trains include two weeks of boarding at the Kritter Keepers Club plus at least six shorter training sessions per day to continuously work on developing new behaviors and cues.  Cost includes four 1/2 hour follow up sessions.

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