Could you possibly imagine where we would all be as people without formal education and training? Obtaining the necessary information and training is a large part of becoming an adult and a functioning member of society. The same can be said about dog training.

How can you expect a dog to behave and act appropriately when they never had the formal teaching from a professional educator? At Don’s Behavioral Dog Training, we believe a well-trained dog is a vital piece of your family and a positive experience as a pet owner. Our professional dog training focuses on the psychology and communication of dogs because like people, communicating with them on terms they understand is the only way to create long-lasting education.

Don has studied the structure, hierarchy and communication of dogs, as well as years of experience and training in several different dog training methods. To help your dog, you have to think like a dog. Truly great dogs follow your commands because they want to, not because of the promise of a reward.

We also understand that dog training can be frustrating, stressful and too much work for many pet owners, which is why today we’d like to provide answers to some of the frequently asked questions about dog training we often receive. Through effective, expert dog training, you’ll grow a rewarding connection with your dog that can completely change the experience of pet ownership!

What Kind of Dog Training Do I Need?

This is a great question and can really depend on your dog, their age and what goals you’d like to accomplish through their dog training. Professional dog training is a great place to start because we provide the experience and proven results to create an obedient dog over the long haul. No matter if you’re looking for dog obedience training, aggression dog training, puppy training or leash training, it’s important to establish to your dog that you are in charge. Once this foundation is set, everything else during the training falls into place!

Why Should I Hire a Professional Dog Trainer?

As we touched on earlier, professional dog training comes backed by experience, knowledge and proven results. Trust us, we’ve seen it all. From aggressive dogs to general commands and everything in between, Don has helped many pet owners across Minnesota become the unquestioned authority figure for their dog. Don has studied many dog training philosophies, as well as wolf hierarchy, structure and psychology in order to most effectively communicate with them.

How Old Should My Dog Be For Training?

There is no age limit, really. If your dog is old enough for you to become their owner, you can begin training. Ideally, you should begin your dog training as early as possible in order to establish your role as the dominant figure in the relationship. Puppy training begins with the basics and is a great way to not only teach your dog but you as an owner as well! We begin by starting a regular feeding schedule, potty training and basic commands.

Is My Dog Too Old For Training?

You’ve all heard the saying “teach an old dog new tricks” and that’s because it’s true! Your dog is never too old for effective dog obedience training because they can always learn, just like us. In some cases, your dog may have physical limitations due to their age that could prevent certain dog training activities, but generally, older dogs can learn just as quickly.

Can You Train Aggressive Dogs?

Yes, of course! Aggression dog training is of the primary issues pet owners face and that we help correct on a daily basis. Despite what you may think, any breed of dog can have aggressive tendencies — either toward people or other dogs. But what you might not know is that aggressive behavior usually stems from feeling territorial or a feeling of need to protect you. Aggression dog training works to show your dog that you are in charge and are the dominant figure in the relationship, so you don’t need their protection or that you’re their property.

How Do I Get My Dog to Stop Pulling On the Leash?

Leash training is important for the safety of both you and your dog, as well as creating a positive experience that encourages the dog and owner to maintain healthy habits. Establishing that you’re in charge goes a long way as your dog will naturally follow your lead, which is the end goal. Beginning when they’re young is best because you can prevent them from developing any bad habits or correct them quickly. But even older dogs can benefit from leash training if you put in the time. No matter the specific leash behavior you’re looking to curb, Don offers effective leash training by understanding how to communicate with your dog so that they listen to you because they want to!

Contact Us Today!

We hope you found today’s post informative and helpful. There’s no question Don’s Behavioral Dog Training can help you and your dog come to a full understanding so that the relationship is strong and healthy for the future, whether your dog is just a puppy or is older. Once you become the accepted leader, the rest falls into place. So contact us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation with Don and take the first step to an obedient, well-behaved dog!