Whether your dog has been part of your family for many years or is a recent addition, training is an important part of your lives.
Every day is an adventure to a dog; try to enrich his world as you enrich your own! When taking Fido for a walk, allow him to greet people and other dogs. If he is not comfortable getting up close to them, praise him for each step he takes out of his “comfort zone”. Soon, he will learn that it pleases you when he is friendly!
If you are going to a pet supply store, be sure to take your dog with you! Most dogs enjoy a car ride and the sights and smells of familiar products and other dogs. Teach him to relax by speaking calmly and firmly to him and praise him when he acts socially acceptable. Teach him that, in order to earn a reward, he must ‘sit’ and be calm.
Demonstrate leadership with him so that he doesn’t feel like he must guard or growl when a strange situation presents itself and you will teach your ‘good’ dog to be a ‘great’ dog!
Don’t forget that obedience training classes begin on Saturday, September 28 at 11 AM, here at Brother of the Wolf! Please call 856.981.8957 to enroll. Class meets for 4 Saturdays. Take one class or take them all. The tuition is $20 per class, per dog. Residents of Gloucester City are tuition-free.
Wado udohiyu (thank you very much in the Cherokee language)
Owner and Lead Trainer
Brother of the Wolf, LLC