15 APR 2014- TRAINING
If only I could turn back the hands of time 40 years with the knowledge I have gained in the last three years, who knows how much further I would have come or how many MORE pets I could help? What have been the three factors? Of course the first one is PASSION; I would have to say the second one is EXPERIENCE; and the most important one((which myself and everyone else ALWAYS could use more of)) is TRAINING((by a professional))!
I have observed over the last three years since I started my pet sitting/service, how much "training" is really important for owners and their pets. With the vast amount of information via social media there is NO EXCUSE for owners NOT to be able to change an unwanted behavior in their dog or cat. Even just reading, or taking (1) class from a professional trainer will make all the difference in the world; all you really need is to make TIME and EFFORT, and the rest is easy. Training classes not only teaches your pet your expectations, it also teaches the owner to better observe behavior-which is the "language" of all animals((i.e. english)). Many places offer classes at inexpensive to expensive rates.
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Training classes are especially IMPORTANT for puppies, and young dogs, but are NOT limited to any specific age. Although older dogs can be more of a challenge, it is NOT impossible. No longer is the excuse made: "they are too old to learn," "that is just the way they are"
Taking the EFFORT and TIME is a WIN-WIN situation for both you and your pet!!! The end result is ALWAYS positive provided, you as an owner, does not let yourself nor the pet revert to old habits.
BENEFITS TO ATTENDING A TRAINING SESSION:
-New better insight to understanding dog and cat behavior
-Keeping your pet, especially puppies and young dogs, engaged into positive behavior vs negative behavior which can develop out of boredom
-Fun experience for yourself and your pet which the entire family can learn and benefit from
-Changing unwanted behavior/habits into success
-Learning something new...challenge yourself as well as your pet
-Reduce the chances of dog fights
-Recognizing illness, injury, depression, etc. ((again body language))
-and the list goes on
Sooooo with that said, I would like to put out a challenge to "you" the reader of this, take just ONE class before this year is complete. I will also challenge myself to do the same!!! You can take a class with or without your pet depending on what type interested in. I want to learn more....don't you?
Good luck and have fun!
GOD BLESS and TRAINED CLAWS/PAWS ^5