September is National Guide Dog Month. Looking around the web for some related articles there are just too many to pick one. I found a guide dog that jumped onto the subway tracks after his owner fainted and fell. Together they rode out the incident between the tracks as the train passed over atop of them. Another article was a women awoken by her dog at night. She first told him to go to bed, then she tried to let him outside. At this point her dog walked her over to her clothes to get dressed. Then she smelled the smoke! Just incredible what our furry family members can accomplish.
Granted the guide dog training is very intensive. But all dogs can be trained. It’s remarkable how quickly they learn basic commands. Consider that as little as a few weeks of puppy training for your new furry family member can create years of an incredible shared family experience! Right here in Sanford we have a first class dog training facility. Just because Bon-Clyde Learning Center has had numerous dogs featured on TV and in films like Lake Effects and most recently Max, doesn’t mean they are too big and too famous for your little rescue puppy. In fact, those very dogs Bon-Clyde has trained for the movies have been rescues!
Maybe the training schedule doesn’t fit your schedule. Melissa Lucas’ Come, Sit and Stay in home training company can fit almost any schedule. Certified and insured, Melissa works with you on training and behavior programs. Her positive rewards based training techniques will have your puppy alert, attentive and ready for his next trick in no time.
Sometimes these professional options do not fit your training budget. YouTube to the rescue! There are hundreds of great dog training videos online for free. Find something rewards based with a lot of positive reviews. The key is to train the whole family on the training plan for your puppy. Everyone has to be on the same page to avoid confusing the little furry student. Keep reminding all the trainers of the future benefits their small contribution will create. A well trained puppy becomes a student for life.