Dogs have been a happy part of the family unit for a long time. However, dogs usually communicate non-verbally, while humans usually communicate verbally. This often sets the stage for miscommunication, and the end result is the disruption of peace and balance in the home.
Puppies and adult dogs can benefit greatly from dog training at Northern Veterinary Associates . Many owners struggle with teaching their dog good behaviors and basic commands, like sit, stay and heel, and preventing unwanted behaviors, like begging for table scraps and laying on the furniture. Our practice offers puppy and adult dog training services so that you and your dog can learn and grow together.
Benefits of Dog Training
Dog training provides both you and your dog with lifelong benefits. During the training process, your dog will learn how to behave around other animals and humans. He or she will become better socialized. You and your dog will form a closer bond, and you’ll both be much happier in the short and long-term.
- Help you and your dog understand each other.
- Help keep your dog safe.
- Learn how to correct unwanted behaviors.
- Teach your dog basic commands, like sit, stay and heel.
Positive Reinforcement Dog Training
Northern Veterinary Associates utilizes positive reinforcement dog training. This type of training is great for all ages, breeds and sizes of dogs because it rewards your dog every time he or she does something correctly. For example, if you tell your dog to sit and he or she sits, you then shower praise and affection on your dog and/or give them a treat, which reinforces the behavior and helps with long-term consistency. This type of training can help with correcting unwanted behaviors and instilling obedience so that you can reach your training goals.
Dog Training at Northern Veterinary Associates
Our two trainers, Debra and Heather, have many years of experience. They offer training for dogs and puppies in a safe, loving environment. During each class, they will teach you tips and tricks for helping your dog understand what to do and how to behave when you give a specific command. When your dog performs the task correctly, we encourage you to either shower your pet with praise or offer a treat. In the beginning, we find that treats help reinforce positive behavior, but as your dog learns more and becomes more consistent, showering praise and affection helps your dog learn how to please you.
For more information on our dog training classes call us at (906) 485-6145 today.