January is National Train Your Dog Month!
Did you know?
Dogs who have been to training class live richer lives, because they have fewer restrictions put on them.
They are less likely to bite when frightened or angry, especially if they were in class before 4 months old.
Trained dogs are better loved by their family, because they are included in the fun when company comes, accompany the family to the kids’ sports games, go with you to visit friends and relatives, go for hikes, swims, and everything else the family does together.
Most importantly, training has been proven to be the single most important factor that keeps a dog in his “forever home.”
And if your dog has training, that means you are on the front lines, because you know how great it can be! Help your friends and neighbors understand how much training can benefit their own lives; they may not know yet! And if you need help with this, of course your friendly neighborhood dog trainer is ready and willing! 😉