If you’ve almost reached your wit’s end dealing with a stubborn dog and you don’t know where to turn for help then dog boot camp may be a great option for you.
It can be a very difficult thing when the pet you love is undisciplined and stubborn and just generally a pain in the neck. Before you decide it’s time to drop your pet off at the local animal shelter you should consider a dog boot camp.
Boot camp can be particularly effective if your dog has severe behavior issues such as biting and other aggressive acts. When you have a dog that could potentially be a danger to you, your family, or neighbors you need to get help quickly.
Boot camps are a more intensive dog training programs. Generally you will send your dog away to one of these facilities and allow the professional staff to train your dog for you.
Your dog will return to you well trained and a much better companion and family member.
If you fit into one or more of these categories boot camp training should be a consideration:
1) You’re simply too busy to properly train your dog.
2) The idea of training your dog is over whelming and you’re afraid you’ll do it wrong and make things worse.
3) You have young children or a sick relative to care for and having an unruly dog around could be dangerous.
4) You don’t feel like the trainers in your area are qualified.
4) You just don’t want to do it yourself! Let’s face it, the prospect of training your dog can be unpleasant. You will need to take time to learn how to train your dog before you can even start to think about actually training him. It’s time consuming and not something that you want to start if you’re not sure you can finish.
Before you send your dog off to camp it is imperative that you take the time to check the credentials of the owners and trainers. You want to make sure that the people you are trusting with your dog are qualified and won’t harm or abuse your pet while in their care. Make sure to ask your vet or the local chapter of the kennel club for recommendations.
Dog boot camp can be a very good alternative to anyone who has a ‘problem dog’ they love and want to make into a better family member.