January is National Train Your Dog Month. To help me with this week’s blog about understanding the importance of having a well-trained dog, I interviewed Edward, our Lodge and Learn Trainer.
Why is it important to have a well-trained dog? One word, communication. Training your dog gives you a way to communicate with them. They’re living in a man-made world with man-made rules and training them helps them understand what you expect of them.
What are your top three commands that every dog should know? The top three commands are for the safety of the dog. They are: Down, Come and Leave it. ‘Down’ tells him to relax, that I, as the handler, have this situation under control. ‘Come’ allows you to recall him from possibly dangerous situations such as running towards a busy street. And ‘Leave it’ comes in handy when you’ve dropped something he’s not supposed to eat. Dogs are naturally curious and I believe those three commands help you keep them safe.
What do you suggest for people to learn more about training their dogs? Do your homework! Talk to several trainers before choosing one. Some trainers are good with specific breeds and specific training methods. Figure out which trainer works best for you and your family, but also, and most importantly, who is best for your dog.
If you would like to talk to Edward or Heather, our Lodge & Learn Trainers, visit either of our locations. They would be happy to answer any of your questions. And, if you want to impress your family and friends, don’t forget we offer our “Trick of the Month” where your pup can learn Wave, Spin, Roll Over and other fun tricks! I hope this week’s blog helped guide you towards celebrating National Train Your Dog Month!
Until next week…Well Wishes and Puppy Kisses!
At Pawderosa Ranch we welcome all dogs to come play and stay with us! Each rancher is cared for by a specialized staff who understand the benefits of dog daycare and lodging and who are passionate about making Pawderosa Ranch the best dog boarding in San Antonio. We can’t wait to see your pup!