January is National Train Your Dog Month by Jennalee Bee!!

It’s National Train Your Dog Month and I want to help you bring out the best in your furry friend. Did you just add a new member to your family? Or is your dog exhibiting a behavior that you just haven’t had a chance to work on? Let me help you. Make a new years resolution to help make your relationship better for you and your dog. I approach training as a partnership. You, the dog owner, and your pet are a team. You are on the same side! I act as a coach, and I will help you communicate with your dog. I will help you understand your dog’s behavior, and give you tools to modify some of the problem behaviors. We will accomplish this through positive reinforcement training. The style of training we use is all about building confidence in your dog and building trust between you and your companion. I have classes on various days at various times.

 

$10.00 OFF

Learn more about our force-free dog training and obedience classes – click here.

We are offering $10.00 off any class that is paid for in January AND savings on select dog training treats, treat pouches, interactive mind games, and more!

 

To better serve our customers, we moved out Educational and Training Center to the same location as the store, 2440 Westward Drive in Spring Grove. You can use the store’s parking lot and enter the center through the gate that is to the right of the store.

Dog Training Tip by Jennalee – Scarry Noises & Fearful Dogs

Summer brings some nasty storms. Nasty storms can mean scared dogs. As the thunder booms and lightening crackles your dog may be showing some extensive stress signs: panting, drooling, pacing, etc. If you are having trouble with nasty storms, fireworks, or gunshots you are can work to desensitize your dog to those sounds.

Start by getting yourself a CD that has thunderstorms and fireworks on it and turn it on the quietest setting. As the CD plays and your dog is calm, start feeding some yummy treats. As the dog gets comfortable with the very low noises, turn up the volume a bit at the next session. Every session start to increase the volume and continue feeding treats, until the dog is comfortable at the highest volume. By doing this you are teaching the dog that loud noises bring yummy treats, a positive experience, versus just scary noises and fear. You can also incorporate a calming spray. Use the spray on yourself prior to the CD playing so the dog associates the smell and you as calming. You can rub some of the spray on the dog prior to playing the CD.

If you would like help in building confidence in your dog taking one of our Canine Essentials Classes that focus on building the confidence in your dog and increasing the trust in your relationship.

Why Force Free Dog Training Works So Well?!

Tuesday, January 14th from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us for a FREE Seminar on the Benefits of Force-Free Dog Training.

Learn what positive reinforcement training is and how it can enhance your relationship with your dog. Each attendee will receive a $5.00 dog training voucher to use towards a future class! We’ll help you guide your puppy or adult dog into Canine Good Citizens.

 

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Space is limited, so call the store at 815-675-2008 to reserve your spot today!