Knick Knack Patty Whack Dog Services OffersI am often saddened by the many individuals who feel they have to give up their beloved pets. While its true that many people are unable to keep their dogs due to a move, it seems that many others are unable to keep their pets due to behavioral problems, or a fear of potential behavioral problems, such as when a baby is on the way. This is the same reason why a staggering number of healthy pets end up in shelters, of which more than 67% (9.6 million) are euthanized annually in the U.S.
The truth of the matter is that there is often an easy fix to most behavioral problems. Believe it or not, a vast number of dogs with these problems are dogs who have never learned basic training. It is not the actual command that makes such a difference. It is the teaching that is so important. When you teach your dog basic commands, he realizes that actual communication between the two of you is possible. Once this realization is made, it is much easier for you to communicate to him what you expect of him. In other words, your dog will begin to understand what is and is not appropriate behavior. And you will learn how to relay this information to him in an appropriate way.
If you are willing to learn how to communicate with your dog, I can teach you how. I am a professional dog trainer who uses positive reinforcement methods of training and communication. My certification classes and my experience have taught me that it is not necessary to "dominate" your dog, simply because you can. Much more effective results are produced when you actually change your dog's desires and make him WANT to offer the behavior you require. This is the basis of the positive-reinforcement method.
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