Dog Training in Seattle
Dog Training in Seattle: Three Ways to Maximize Your Dog Training
Sit! Stay! Down!
These are just three of the common commands that we often associate with dog training. However, there’s more to this than meets the eye.
In today’s blog we’re going to cover the viable options of dog training in Seattle as well as three ways that you can maximize your dog training at home!
It comes as no surprise when we say that we treat our dogs like family. And, just like we do with our human children, we want to make sure that we instill the tools that our kids need in order to put their best foot forward and behave properly.
The same goes for our pups and when it comes to their behavior, we want to ensure that they’re well-behaved not only in our homes, but more importantly, in the public.
The best way to instill good manners is by finding a dog trainer to get the ball rolling on their behavior training.
But, finding a well-versed trainer can be difficult. Why? Because there are countless trainers out there and finding the right one for your dog could seem like an uphill battle.
Luckily for you, dog training in Seattle is a hot topic of conversation and one that we’re particularly keen on.
Before we get into the topic of dog training in Seattle, let’s first cover the basics.
When we talk about a training session, we’re talking about a short period of time that’s set aside to practice dog training commands, actions, or behaviors. This time is devoted to nothing else except working on your dog’s behavior.
So, when you look for a dog trainer, know that this is what they mean when they mention the word session. Now, each session covers a different topic based on your pup’s training needs.
It could range anywhere from basic dog commands to aggression training all the way to agility training and off-leash commands. Once you’ve pinpointed what exactly you want to focus on, the trainer will take it from there and work their magic on Fido.
At Prestige K9, we offer a variety of services that involve a number of dog training camps that include:
A two-week board and train that’ll teach your dog loose leash walking, sit stay, down stay, and other basic behavior problems.
Prestige Off-Leash Dog
A three-week board and train that offers a much more advanced obedience camp where we put your dog in situations with lots of distractions so that we can work on behavior problems and more.
The Prestige Aggression package combines elements of the other two training camp packages and works specifically on helping your dog deal with dog or people aggression in social situations.
Additionally, we offer private lesson packages that are customized to fit your needs. Let’s check out our offerings in a little more detail:
This package covers basic problems and achieves goals that include sit, down, loose leash walking, and more!
We kick it up a notch and offer advanced obedience training that includes sit stay, down stay, come (off leash) and more. This package includes six to eight lessons with one of our expert trainers and your dog.
Lifetime Follow Up!
This one’s simple, we offer lifetime follow-ups so that you can continue to fine-tune your dog’s behavior!
Training sessions are only part of the equation. Think of it this way. When you were in school, you were taught lessons in class. After class, you were given homework to reinforce those lessons to help you soak in the information so that you could apply it to your tests.
The same notion applies to your dog’s behavior training. We help teach him/her lessons in our sessions and you can reinforce them at home with homework aka an at-home training session.
Here are three quick ways to maximize your training sessions at home:
Focus on one command
Perhaps the most important thing to remember when practicing at home with your dog is to focus on one command at a time. You don’t want to confuse your pup by jumping from command-to-command right out of the gate. Instead, you want to focus on one command at a time, master it, and then move to the next one during your next lesson.
Keep it short and simple
Our dogs have short attention spans and in order to be effective with your at-home training, you’ll have to keep your sessions short and simple. Marathon sessions won’t do you or your dog any good. Dogs learn much more effectively when their training sessions are broken up into short increments that are followed by play and rest. When your dog successfully masters a command, end the session immediately with a treat and praise!
Train after play
Before a training session, you want to make sure that your dog has been mentally and physically stimulated by a tiring play session. Doing so will help your dog release his/her energy which will in turn improve his/her focus for your short training session.
When it comes to dog training in Seattle, the opportunities are seemingly endless and we hope that this information and these helpful tips will steer you in the right direction in choosing a trainer for your pup!