For your new pet, puppy school proves the most effective means for establishing a lifetime of good behavior.
Sure, the basics of housetraining, basic commands and canine confidence are important. But, unless you never want to spend time with your dog in the company of others – humans and canines – socialization is crucial during the early stages of your pup’s life.
The Importance of Socializing Your New Pup
Imagine if you, as a young child, never learned important social skills.
As children, we learn the intricacies of communicating with others. We learn boundaries and how to behave appropriately depending on the situation. These skills are just as important for our pets.
Puppies must be thoroughly socialized during the early stages of life for similar reasons. This process teaches them manners and acceptable patterns of behavior in a variety of situations. Without socialization, your adorable little pup may spend his life believing that jumping on humans or begging for food during dinner time is acceptable.
Even worse, he may become aggressive with other dogs he encounters. This can pose a safety risk for you as well as for himself.
How Puppy School Creates Good Canine Citizens
Puppy school is a highly effective way of ensuring that your new pet learns right from wrong early in life, before bad habits have the opportunity to set in.
In the puppy school or puppy boot camp setting, your new pet will be exposed to a variety of strange humans as well as other dogs. Under the watchful eye and guidance of a professional dog trainer, he will learn how to respond properly to both people and animals.
Learning the correct behaviors for any situation is important on many levels. This ensures that your dog is pleasant to be around, of course. But it also ensures that he won’t pose a threat to other humans or their pets. And it allows you to exercise the necessary level of control to protect his safety and well-being.
Let Puppy School Experts Handle the Hard Parts of Socialization
Most of us simply don’t have the time to spend on the effective socialization and early training that young dogs require.
Socializing your pet requires extensive exposure to other dogs and humans, but the process goes much deeper. Just because little Rex meets other people and their pets doesn’t mean he will naturally learn how to behave.
In fact, left alone to his own devices, Rex is more likely to develop bad habits rather than acceptable ones.
In the puppy school setting, an experienced dog trainer will guide your pup through the process of learning the correct responses. Accordingly, you will also learn the correct commands, postures and attitudes to continue the learning process. That way, should little Rex revert to unwanted behaviors, you will be well-prepared to make the necessary corrections.
In Salt Lake City, Innovative K9 Academy offers a variety of puppy boot camps and extensive dog training programs. Staffed with experienced dog training professionals, Innovative K9 Academy uses a positive, rewards-based approach that is rooted in the most effective, proven training techniques.
Contact us today to learn more about our highly acclaimed programs, or to register your new friend for a lifetime of happiness and success through puppy school.