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Training a New Puppy

Being a proud puppy owner is a blast. Pups are fun, adorable, and offer constant companionship. But in order to ensure your puppy has the proper behavior, it's often necessary to train him or her; sometimes, this task is best left to the pros! Check out some helpful definitions that may assist you in your search for a professional dog trainer. You may also run into these phrases when reading up on training yourself.

  • Obedience Training – Good behavior starts with you. To train your new family member, you may want to look into a class for the dog. Obedience school is oftentimes offered at local pet stores. A professional will know how to teach your dog to obey a rule, not bite, and keep from being aggressive toward people and animals.
  • Housebreak – A lesson you should be teaching your pup from the start is how to eliminate outside, and not in his crate or on your carpet!
  • Agility Training – This can come later in your puppy's life if you wish. In order for your puppy to exhibit the proper behavior, he'll need to know how to listen, follow commands, and respect you as an owner. Agility training helps in all of these areas, as it requires your dog to pay special attention to you in order to complete a trick.
  • Whisper Training – Because a dog is a wild animal at his core, it's important that you know how to "speak" his language. Whisper training helps you understand your pooch so he can be as well behaved as possible.
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    Animal Behavior College
    Valencia, CA 91355
    Dog training is an important subject that our college is designed to address through the best educational programs available. Register today for pet training courses through our established college.
     
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    Dogs by Design
    1300 E Rickelman Ave, Effingham, IL 62401
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    (217) 857-9663
     
    User Review: "Will not recommend. Dog no better behaved and training not working"
    Darnfar Sheep Ranch & Dog Trng
    114 Rr 1 Box, Brownstown, IL 62418
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    (618) 427-3333
     
    User Review: "My dog can now go out in public and not be a nusence!"
    Doggie Do Right
    2380 E 600 S, Fort Branch, IN 47648
    Dog training facility and boarding resort. We provide the latest dog friendly training techniques to help owners get desired results! Our boarding facility is a comfortable place for your pet to stay
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    (812) 753-2318
     
    User Review: "A great place to take your pet for training or boarding! carrie really cares about animals, and is very knowledgeable..." - Law (IN)
    Personalized Pet Care
    305 Professional Park Ave, Effingham, IL 62401
    (217) 994-2523
    K9 Estates
    8146 Old State Rd, Mattoon, IL 61938
    (217) 234-2999
    The Crooked Tail
    2812 Marshall Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938
    (217) 317-1645
    Johnson Ellen
    63 Mitchell Ave, Charleston, IL 61920
    (217) 345-3576
    All Pets Animal Hospital LLC
    2110 E Mccord St, Centralia, IL 62801
    (618) 532-4841
    Compassionate Critter Care
    If you need first class pet sitting services, we can help. We offer quality training and pet sitting services and some of the best quality pet care in the area. Get in touch for the best pet service around.
    (812) 589-8946
    Evansville Obedience Club
    1400 N Cullen Ave, Evansville, IN 47715
    (812) 476-8634
    Quick's Pooch Plaza
    7417 Old Boonville Hwy, Evansville, IN 47715
    Personalized dog training and behavior consultation, offering classes at your home or in public places. We are the premiere providers of pet training in the area. Bring your dog to us and we will enforce obedience.
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    (812) 474-0215
     
    User Review: "Through your outstanding help in obedience and agility training alley has just blossomed over the last year. She has truly..." - Sabine (IN)
    Bark Busters
    7688 Outer Gray St., Newburgh, IN 47630
    Experts in Home Dog Training, Puppy Classes, Certified Behavioral Therapist, Life Of The Dog Support, Results In The First 2 Hours, Barking, Housebreaking, Aggression, Separation Anxiety, Walking On Leash, Sibling Rivalry.
    (812) 604-0130
    Good Dog School of Obedience
    204 W Market St, Taylorville, IL 62568
    (217) 820-9527
    Tailwaggers Pet Chateau
    113 E Church St, Savoy, IL 61874
    (217) 359-4212
    Hacker's Creek Kennel
    4242 N Louden Rd, Bloomington, IN 47404
    (812) 935-7387


    Enrolling in obedience classes and using whispering techniques are key to training your dog to be well behaved. Canines use these skills for work duties in the military, police force, or on the farm herding animals. Pets who understand rules and commands are less likely to show aggression, bite children, or ignore their master. For training to work, the owner must work with their pet and never reward bad behavior. Most classes at puppy schools are completed in two months and meet weekly. Owners work with puppies daily to teach new rules. Basic commands include sit, stay, and lay. Once this basic skill level is mastered, tricks like roll over are taught. Agility programs help prevent boredom and keep pets exercised. They're a good step to take after a canine masters primary commands. Canines who understand these rules behave in any environment, including the groomer, or veterinary office. Housebreaking a puppy requires lessons at home. A kennel, crate, or cage is useful in housebreaking. Many pets consider these units to be their own personal space, so they don't object to being placed in one. Barking is a behavior that many pet owners want corrected. Repetitive “no-bark” commands help overcome this negative conduct. Some veterinarians recommend the use of citronella collars that spray citronella if a dog barks. The collars are more humane than shock collars and have shown to be very effective. Look for schools that are taught by professionals with certification in obedience and agility expertise. These instructors may work privately, or for a boarding kennel. Whisperers are better to use for aggressive canines, including those who have already bitten someone. They work to get the problem canine to obey simple commands after determining what triggers the animal's negative response. Ask your veterinarian about dog trainers in your area.
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