How long will it take for my dog to be trained?

Training your dog is a life long process. However it will become a way of life so it won't feel like a chore. Most people stay in classes until the dog is about 2 years old.

Why do I need a dog trainer?

We all remember as kids no one took there dogs to training. Now our dogs are a bigger part of the family. It is not OK to just let them out the back door to run. There are so many restrictions put on dogs and we included them in our daily life more. Our dogs now need to know what we want from them and they need a place o learn how do those things. We owners also need a place to practice.

How do I "control" my dog without punishing them?

When raising a dog it is our job to first teach what we want not try to remove what we don't like. With some real life obedience training you will learn how to do this.

What kind of leashes are best for a dog that pulls?

There all so many gadgets. All of them have a place. Depending on your dog and "WHY" your dog is pulling will dictate what gadget to use. Through training you will learn why your dog is pulling and what will be the best solution for you. It is not a one size fits all.

What are local stores/resources in the Berkshires for dog owners?

Click here to visit the Local Resources page which includes some useful resources for the Dog Owner in the Berkshires area.

Disclaimer: I do not endorse or advocate any particular resource. I list them only for your convenience and leave it to you to assess and determine if any particular resource is useful to you.

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