It's Back To School Time

posted: by: AH Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

Kids are going back to school this time of year and as important as it is for them to get an education, it is just as crucial that puppies also receive training. Puppies grow quickly and not properly training them can lead to problems with aggression or traits associated with shyness. As early as 5 weeks of age is the time to start socializing with people and begin training with positive reinforcement using treats or praise.
Dog obedience is available for all life stages but the most important time to start is with puppies. Time must be built in for this. Many puppies are left alone for long periods of time day after day or grow up in environments that are not learning friendly. this can lead to undesirable behavior in grown dogs. 
Young puppies usually start with socialization type settings. Formal training classes are often helpful for learning skills, listening to the owner with distractions and also for socialization.
Some trainers we recommend include:
1. Alma's Balance Canines
2. Mid Atlantic Dog Training
3. Baltimore County Government - Search "Dog Training"