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  • Writer's pictureMegan Donadio

Dog Training: The Basics

Dogs are amazing animals. They are loyal, friendly, and always happy to see you. It's no wonder that dog ownership is on the rise in the United States. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are now over 78 million dogs living in homes in America. That's a lot of furry friends! If you're one of the lucky dog owners out there, it's important to make sure your dog receives proper training. In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of dog training and provide some tips to get you started.

Why Dog Training is Important

Dog training is important for a variety of reasons. It helps your dog to become more obedient and well-behaved, which can make him or her a better companion. In addition, dog training can provide mental stimulation and help to reduce boredom. Dogs who are properly trained are also less likely to develop behavioral problems, such as barking excessively or chewing on furniture.

Methods of Dog Training

There are a number of different dog training methods available, so it's important to do some research to find one that will work best for you and your dog. Some common dog training techniques include positive reinforcement, clicker training, electronic training, and balanced training to name a few.

Where do you start?

If you're not sure where to start, there are plenty of online resources available to help you get started with dog training. The internet is a great place to start your search, as there are many dog training websites and forums that can provide helpful information. In addition, your local library or bookstore likely has a number of dog training books available. Once you've done some research, you'll be well on your way to teaching your dog some new tricks!

Are you in Northern Virginia? PACKAA's Go-To Trainer

If you live in the greater Northern Virginia are and are looking for an experienced balanced Dog Trainer, PACKAA highly recommends Tammy Orndorff, owner of Creature Comfort Inn in Strasburg, Virginia. Tammy is highly experienced in all dog breeds, is active in the rescue community, and has a true passion for helping dogs. She addresses anxiety, aggression, and other undesirable behaviors using a holistic training approach tailored to each dog's individual needs.

You can visit her website by clicking here.

Do you have any tips & tricks for training that have worked for your dogs? Drop a comment below to share them with us.

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