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National Train Your Dog Month: Benefits of Dog Training

December 20, 2017

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers has declared January as National Train Your Dog Month.  In celebration, Hearts in Harmony will be offering additional classes, workshops and seminars. Please visit and like our Facebook page for announcements, discount specials, promotions, and training tips.

 

 

 

January is National Train Your Dog Month and many dog owners, especially those who have recently become dog owners for the first time, are likely to look for ways to improve their new dog’s manners and strengthen their bond. Fortunately, training is an excellent way to accomplish both all while having fun.

 

Dog training, whether group classes or private session can accomplish so much in such a short time. Some of the benefits are:

 

  • Improved manners such as; polite greetings, walking nicely on a leash, recall, wait, sit and much more

  • Impulse control and focus

  • Calmness

  • Confidence

  • Mental and physical exercise 

  • Socialization with new people, dogs, places and objects

  • Dog learns to problem solve and make good choices

  • Develops clear communication and understanding between dog and owner

  • Builds a strong relationship between dog and owner

 

Dog training should always be fun and rewarding for both dog and owner. Dog training class activities are a great way to improve your bond with your dog. When working with a professional dog trainer, make sure that they use force-free, positive reinforcement training methods and incorporate fun and games in to their curriculum. 

 

It isn’t too difficult to find dog training classes in and near Hamilton, Leesburg and the rest of the Northern Virginia area especially during Dog Training Month. Several respected trainers, such as Hearts in Harmony, may even offer extra classes. Find a professional positive-reinforcement dog trainer through one of the reputable dog training associations, such as The Association of Professional Dog Trainers or The Pet Professional Guild, and see if they are offering classes that work for you.

 

January is the beginning of a New Year and a great time to make a commitment to help your dog be the best companion he can be. Your dog is never too young or old to learn and develop new behaviors or skills. So, join Hearts in Harmony LLC in celebrating National Train Your Dog Month and discover all the possibilities that training can offer for you and your dog.


Sources:

 

Training Tips to Strengthen Your Bond With Your Dog, petmd.com
9 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your Dog, thebark.com

 

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