Puppy Training Biting
The best time to start training your dog is when you first bring him or her
home. No dog over eight weeks of age is too young to begin learning how to
live successfully in a human family. The sooner your little bundle of fur learns
what is expected, the easier the adjustment will be for everyone in your home.
The old maxim that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is
especially true in dog training. It's so much easier to keep a bad habit from
forming than it is to change an unacceptable behavior once it's been
established. So give your puppy a head start to a happy life and train him while
he's young and new to your household.
Basic Obedience Training
This program is for dogs over six months of age. Even the friendliest, most lovable dog in
the world can be more than a handful if not properly trained. In fact, sometimes it's the
most outgoing and exuberant dogs that are the hardest to control. But regardless of your
dog's personality type you want her to be a good citizen who is always welcome to share
The Basic Training program consists of four weekly lessons. We will cover these subjects:
Establishing the proper rapport and relationship with you as the benevolent leader
Walking in a well behaved manner on leash
Standard Commands (Sit, Down, Stay, Come & Drop It)
How to address common behavior problems
Teaching your dog to be able to resist distraction and stay focused on you.
Dog Trainers In Jn
The Trained Canine provides the finest in-home dog training in northern
New Jersey. Our goal is to help every dog we work with become your best
friend for life. Sharing your home with a dog should be one of the most
rewarding experiences you'll ever have, but it's not always easy - we can
No More Frustration
If you ask yourself these kinds of questions...
Why does he continue to soil my home?
When will she stop jumping up on everyone she meets?
How do I get her to stop pulling when we go for a walk?
Just what will it take before he pays attention to me and reliably does what I
Advanced On and Off Leash Training
Some people choose to continue
working with professional instruction
as their dog advances on to more
difficult tasks and challenging
environments, such as remaining well
controlled outside and in the face of
increasing distraction. Some wish to
train off leash. The Trained Canine is
always happy to work with you on
these goals! For moral and legal
reasons The Trained Canine will only
undertake off leash training with a
dog that is already well disciplined in
the basics and in a safe enclosed
environment. The duration of training
along with the goals of the owner
should be discussed during an in
Problem Behaviors & Aggression
Dogs can present us with all types of unwanted behaviors:
Nipping & Biting
While these things are stressful to us humans in the family, it's important to
understand that your dog is behaving in a way that makes sense to him. Dogs
don't make trouble just to get you angry. The key is understanding what is
driving the unwanted behavior and how that behavior is being reinforced by
your dog's environment.
Private in-home training allows us to focus on your individual needs.
Throughout the training process you will observe while I get your dog to
understand and comply with my commands. Before each lesson ends you will
be the one who is demonstrating to me how it's done!
While every dog should learn to respond to basic commands, it's the dog who
has learned to exercise self-control and restraint in the presence of distractions
and excitement that is always welcome around people and company. That's why
good manners are always a top priority with The Trained Canine.
Lots of people today are too busy to devote the necessary amount of time to
their dogs to get them trained and well-behaved. Standard in-home training
consists of once weekly lessons that you practice and reinforce on a daily
basis. If you choose the Day Training option we will come to your home 3 to 4
times a week while you are at work or busy doing something else and do the
heavy lifting for you. You still need to participate once a week to get up to
speed but your dog gets the benefit of learning directly from the expert most
of the time.
Aggression & Anxiety
More challenging are dogs that have what could be referred to as personality
disorders or emotional disturbances. These are dogs that display aggression,
nervousness & anxiety, or a mixture of both. Such dogs are potentially dangerous to
you, your family and your friends. Dogs that suffer from separation anxiety or
phobias are included in this category.
There is no one reason why a dog may develop anti-social behavior. A lack of proper
socialization as a puppy is often a factor. So, too, is a dog's natural temperament and
exposure to previous trauma. Don't make the mistake of hoping that these types of
problems will simply disappear or be outgrown. Fearfulness and aggression usually
escalate over time and become triggered ever more easily. These animals need special
care. If you believe your dog belongs in one of these categories it is very important
that you seek the right kind of help. It is a mistake to punish aggressive dogs and it's
likewise wrong to baby and protect fearful dogs. The wrong kind of handling can
make such dogs worse.
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