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22 Ways Dogs Make Humans Healthier

22 Ways Dogs Make Humans Healthier

Do you love having dogs at home? If yes, you are in luck. Dogs are not only the best companion ever; they also provide health benefits to their owners. The next time you think about dogs, you don’t just consider them as best friends but also your fitness buddies.

In many ways, dogs help humans live a healthier and more active lifestyle. It is because of your dogs that you get out of your house more often. You need to walk them to the park or play with them. It is also because of them that you become more emotionally stable. When you are down and depressed, you can always lean on them for comfort.

Dogs don’t talk back when you talk to them, but their presence and warmth alone can make you feel loved. They will calm you down when you are at the height of your emotions. They will also help you cope with challenges in life even if they don’t give you advice.

There are a lot more ways in which dogs can help you stay healthy, both physically and emotionally. You are lucky if you have a dog at home. We have compiled an infographic that details the ways in which dogs can help you live a healthier lifestyle. Hopefully, this changes your mind in getting a dog at home. You might think of them as playful creatures that mess up your place, but they can be of help to you in more ways than you think.

22 Ways Dogs Make Humans Healthier

Consider These Things Before Getting a Service Dog

A lot of individuals are interested in getting a service dog and, perhaps, you are one of them. Honestly, why are you considering a service dog? Perhaps, because you need some assistance in your daily life. However, there are some important considerations to take into account before you get one.

The costs

Getting a service dog means allocating some serious amount as it may cost you from several hundreds to some thousands of dollars. The cost usually includes application fee, payment for equipment, training. In addition to that, there is also called maintaining cost, which is estimated at around $1,600 annually (cost varies based on location). However, there are available ‘scholarships’ offered by various state agencies and local civic organizations meant to help those who want to send their service dog for training. In addition, there are dog programs that are offered at affordable prices such as the program provided for service dogs in San Diego by ProTrain.

The care

Aside from taking the costs into account, you will also need to consider the care it needs. Having a service dog means caring for the animal on a daily basis. In other words, it is an also an investment of time; there is a need for your service dog to fit into your lifestyle. Although a service dog is meant to help you in your daily living, you will need to do reciprocate such service with the necessary care. A ‘symbiosis’ relationship it is. For instance, you will decide when will you walk the dog or when will you feed it, or when is the scheduled grooming, among others.

The possible legal constraints

It is imperative that you understand the possible legal constraints when getting a service dog. You need to know the law associated with service dog in your state so that you will not be entangled with the legal complexities that possibly come along with it. At the same time, know your legal rights (and the rights of your service dogs). For instance, what are the restrictions associated with having a service dog during your air travel?

Looking for a training program for service dogs in San Diego? Contact ProTrain today.

Call us at (760) 749-0897

12 Amazing Reasons Why Dogs Are Good to Help Raise Children

12 Amazing Reasons Why Dogs Are Good to Help Raise Children

People say that there’s more than enough love to go around when you have a dog and a child in the same home. This has been proven time and again by people who raise dogs and children at the same time.

The kids and the dogs grow up together and become inseparable for the rest of their lives. It’s a bond that is not easily broken, even when the child moves away to college or in the sad event of the dog’s death.

A dog is a fiercely loyal friend that can be counted on in times of need. As the child grows up, there will be days that he will be lonely or sad especially when his parents are not there with him. Having a dog would help him cope with the pressures and confusing time of adolescence as well as help him become more physically active.

Dogs are playful and prefer to be outside all the time. This will keep the child on his toes instead of being sedentary and focused on his computer or mobile phone all the time.

Apart from these, a dog will also provide security not just for the child, but for the entire home. Nothing beats the alert senses of a dog when it comes to guarding your house against burglars and thieves.

This infographic lists down the benefits of having a dog help raise your kids and why it is truly beneficial for them to grow up with one inside the house.

12 Amazing Reasons Why Dogs Are Good to Help Raise Children

Happy New Year: Four Ways to Include Your Dog in Celebrations

Happy New Year: Four Ways to Include Your Dog in Celebrations

Dogs Want to Be IncludedWith New Year’s Eve right around the corner, most of us are thinking about how we will celebrate. And if you have a dog in your family there’s every chance that your dog would like to be included when you celebrate.
Including your dog in celebrations can be a lot of fun. Here are some tips to having a great time with your dog.

Is the Celebration Dog Appropriate?

Decide whether or not the occasion is appropriate for your dog. Some celebrations are appropriate and some aren’t. For instance if you’re having a backyard barbecue, your dog will probably have a terrific time, up to a point. Make sure that he minds his manners when food is being served. On the other hand, if you’re planning a sit-down dinner for twelve, you may not want to invite your dog to the occasion. Some dogs don’t have the best table manners.

Consider Your Dog’s Reactions

Loud music and lots of people can be overwhelming to some dogs. If you’re planning a blow-out party, make sure that your dog has a place to retreat if he feels like it. Don’t force him to interact with your guests.
And, remember that most dogs don’t appreciate fireworks. If you’re planning on having fireworks at a celebration it’s usually best to allow your dog to stay in a quiet part of your home away from the noise.

Consider Your Guests

It may be hard to believe, but you should remember that not everyone is a dog lover. If you have your dog at a celebration try to have an area that is a “dog-free zone” for allergy-sufferers and non-dog people. If young children are present at your celebration make sure that they are supervised when they play with your dog.  It’s always best to be watchful when children play with dogs, especially if the children and dogs are strangers to each other. If you do include your dog in your celebrations make sure that he is well-behaved and able to follow at least a few basic commands so he won’t molest your guests or create havoc during the party.

Plan to Secure the Gates and Doors

Do be careful about gates and doors.  Visitors to your home can sometimes be careless and leaves doors or gates open which could allow your dog to escape so always double-check and watch your dog when people come and go. Simply be thoughtful and plan ahead and everyone can have a great time. Most dogs enjoy being part of any celebration.  They will happily scoop up food that’s dropped on the floor, go from person to person to be petted and watch everything that happens with pleasure.

 

Baby Program Is a Doggone Good Deal

Baby Program Is a Doggone Good Deal

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Making Sure Your Dog Loves Your Baby: A Pro-Train Innovative Exclusive!

Pro-Train Innovative Dog Training is offering a Baby Program for new parents and their canine companions. Affectionately called “Making Sure Your Dog Loves Your Baby”, Castillero has now trained over 100 prospective parents using his animal behavior expertise. The 10-day program starts while the parents are expecting and continues once baby has arrived. The innovative program helps teach beloved furry family members how to handle baby’s cries and teaches the beloved pet the needed boundaries for baby and the parents. From stroller walks to keeping clear of baby’s blankets, the Pro-Train Baby Program has had a 100 percent success rate.

Rachel and Rico were elated with their experience with their pit bull Lou, and their new baby girl. “When we found out we were expecting a baby, one of our main concerns was whether our dog would do well welcoming a new person into our home. Thanks to Mark’s baby program, there were no problems. He’s loves going on walks and does well with the stroller…isn’t afraid of it and heels well. Then when the baby cries he seems totally un-phased. It has been a smooth transition and we are so glad Lou went through the program, said new mom Rachel. And there are countless other testimonials about the program.

To learn more, contact Dogman Mark directly on his cell at 760-809-9148.

Private Dog Trainers San Clemente CA

Private Dog Trainers San Clemente CAAre you searching for the absolute best Private Dog Trainers in San Clemente, CA?

Look no further – call Pro-Train!

With over 40 years experience Pro-Train certified dog trainers will provide the absolute highest quality private dog training lessons you’ll find anywhere in North County and San Clemente, CA!

Your results are 100% GUARANTEED for the life of your dog !!!

The Pro-Train team can help you with creating a truly loving and long lasting relationship between you and your dog.

Our private dog training program is professionally and personally customized for you and your dog.

Don’t wait another day – call Pro-Train now …

Private Dog Trainers San Clemente CA

There is no dog too skittish, too aggressive, or too old.

Pro-Train certified dog trainers specialize in all aspects of dog training, dog obedience, and Private Dog Training including:

  • Dog Training
  • Obedience Training
  • Puppy Management
  • Puppy Biting
  • Dog Behavior Modification
  • Dog Protection Training
  • Service Dog Training
  • Guide Dog Training
  • Become A Dog Trainer

There are no bad dogs, just dogs who need Pro-Train!

Give us the opportunity to help you and your dog – you’ll be ecstatic with the results!

Call Pro-Train today …

Private Dog Trainers San Clemente CA

What Areas Do We Service In San Diego?

We’re proud to be North County ‘s premier dog training school and service all areas in the city of Rancho Bernardo including: Alpine, Bonita, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Bostonia, Boulevard, Camp Pendleton, Campo, Cardiff, Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, North County, Coronado, Crest, Del Mar, Descanso, Dulzura, North County, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, Fallbrook, Guatay, Imperial Beach, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, San Diego, La Mesa, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, Leucadia, Lincoln Acres, Mount Laguna, National City, Nestor, Ocean Beach, North County, Olivenhain, Pacific Beach, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Paradise Hills, Pauma Valley, Pine Valley, Potrero, Poway, Rainbow, Ramona, Ranchita, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa FE, North County (County Seat), North County State University, San Luis Rey, Rancho Bernardo, San Ysidro, Santa Ysabel, Santee, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Tecate, North County, Valley Center, Vista, and Warner Springs.

What Local Zip Codes Do We Serve?

We serve the following cities and zip codes throughout North County, San Diego: 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92112, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92116, 92117, 92119, 92120, 92121, 92122, 92123, 92124, 92126, 92127, 92128, 92129, 92130, 92131, 92132, 92133, 92134, 92135, 92136, 92137, 92138, 92139, 92140, 92142, 92145, 92147, 92149, 92150, 92152, 92153, 92154, 92155, 92158, 92159, 92160, 92161, 92162, 92163, 92164, 92165, 92166, 92167, 92168, 92169, 92170, 92171, 92172, 92174, 92175, 92176, 92177, 92179, 92182, 92184, 92186, 92187, 92190, 92191, 92192, 92193, 92194, 92195, 92196, 92197, 92198, 92199.

Take advantage of our refresher dog training course this holiday, San Diego, CA

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What’s up dog enthusiasts?

Hope you are all doing well this holiday season!

First and foremost, we’d like to thank you all for your continued support and confidence in Pro-Train Innovative Dog Training. Rest assured that we keep on giving the best we can for you all – and for your lovable canine.

Speaking of the holiday, we are excited to announce our refresher dog training course, which you can take advantage of for your beloved dog. This refresher maintenance training program, which is perfect for the holiday break, is offered FREE to previously Pro-Trained clients who decide to board their dogs with us.

The importance of a refresher dog training course

Sure you sent your dog at some of our training classes before, but with this refresher course, it will give reinforcement on the basics skills (attention, sit, lie down, wait and stay, loose leash walking, come when called) they have acquired in the past – and they will learn more!

And, it will refine your skills too…It’s a good opportunity to fine-tune your knowledge in dog commands – from basics to more complex ones – and better dog management skills.

Why you should take advantage of our refresher dog training course

Now is the time of the year when we get extra busy and neglect our dogs. Days are shorter and colder and walks and hikes are not as easy as in other seasons. So give yourself a holiday break and think about boarding your dog at Pro-Train. Consider it a Free Tune- Up! Boarding is only $40 per day and includes a free bath as well as the free tuneup training.

New training enrollments usually slow down during the holidays. So we can offer good deals to entice you to commit now and keep us busy this December. Schedule a training consultation and let’s see what we can do for your particular situation.

Email us at protraindog@gmail.com or call us today at (760) 749-0897 or 1-877-BAD DOGS!

Wishing each of you a very safe and enjoyable Holiday Season!

– DogMan Mark and The Team

DogMan Mark Featured in National Digi Magazine!

DogMan Mark Featured in National Digi Magazine!

DogMan Mark, one of the founders of the California Kennel Association and the Director of Training for Pro-Train, a premier provider of protection dog training in San Diego, was recently featured in National Digi Magazine and more details about it can be found in the article written by Amanda Bell for Angie’s List Weekly entitled Protective Pets: Train a Dog to Guard Your Property.

The article tackles the benefits of training a dog for property protection, highlighting that it provides assistance in dangerous situations. It says “having a pet with protection training can help scare off intruders and give you added peace of mind.”

In the featured article, DogMan Mark, provides useful insights about personal protection dog training, addressing questions on the following topics:

  • The difference between guard dog and personal protection dog training
  • The breeds and personality traits that make a dog a good candidate for personal protection training
  • The training process involved
  • The qualifications that one should look for when hiring a dog trainer
  • The liability issues exist for owning a dog with this type of training

More details can be found on the PDF version of that feature article – here : Protective Pets: Train A Dog To Guard Your Property

Interested in a personalized protection dog training San Diego? Send your inquiries to Pro-Train today.

Call us at (760) 749-0897 or 1-877-BAD DOGS

Private Dog Trainers San Diego

Private Dog Trainers San DiegoAre you searching for the absolute best Private Dog Trainers in San Diego, CA?

Look no further – call Pro-Train!

With over 40 years experience Pro-Train certified dog trainers will provide the absolute highest quality private dog training lessons you’ll find anywhere in North County and San Diego, CA!

Your results are 100% GUARANTEED for the life of your dog !!!

The Pro-Train team can help you with creating a truly loving and long lasting relationship between you and your dog.

Our private dog training program is professionally and personally customized for you and your dog.

Don’t wait another day – call Pro-Train now …

Private Dog Trainers San Diego

There is no dog too skittish, too aggressive, or too old.

Pro-Train certified dog trainers specialize in all aspects of dog training, dog obedience, and Private Dog Training including:

  • Dog Training
  • Obedience Training
  • Puppy Management
  • Puppy Biting
  • Dog Behavior Modification
  • Dog Protection Training
  • Service Dog Training
  • Guide Dog Training
  • Become A Dog Trainer

There are no bad dogs, just dogs who need Pro-Train!

Give us the opportunity to help you and your dog – you’ll be ecstatic with the results!

Call Pro-Train today …

Private Dog Trainers San Diego

What Areas Do We Service In San Diego?

We’re proud to be North County ‘s premier dog training school and service all areas in the city of Rancho Bernardo including: Alpine, Bonita, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Bostonia, Boulevard, Camp Pendleton, Campo, Cardiff, Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, North County, Coronado, Crest, Del Mar, Descanso, Dulzura, North County, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, Fallbrook, Guatay, Imperial Beach, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, San Diego, La Mesa, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, Leucadia, Lincoln Acres, Mount Laguna, National City, Nestor, Ocean Beach, North County, Olivenhain, Pacific Beach, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Paradise Hills, Pauma Valley, Pine Valley, Potrero, Poway, Rainbow, Ramona, Ranchita, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa FE, North County (County Seat), North County State University, San Luis Rey, Rancho Bernardo, San Ysidro, Santa Ysabel, Santee, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Tecate, North County, Valley Center, Vista, and Warner Springs.

What Local Zip Codes Do We Serve?

We serve the following cities and zip codes throughout North County, San Diego: 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92112, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92116, 92117, 92119, 92120, 92121, 92122, 92123, 92124, 92126, 92127, 92128, 92129, 92130, 92131, 92132, 92133, 92134, 92135, 92136, 92137, 92138, 92139, 92140, 92142, 92145, 92147, 92149, 92150, 92152, 92153, 92154, 92155, 92158, 92159, 92160, 92161, 92162, 92163, 92164, 92165, 92166, 92167, 92168, 92169, 92170, 92171, 92172, 92174, 92175, 92176, 92177, 92179, 92182, 92184, 92186, 92187, 92190, 92191, 92192, 92193, 92194, 92195, 92196, 92197, 92198, 92199.

Private Dog Trainers San Diego in the News:

Tips for Picking a Dog Trainer – The Bark (blog)

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The Bark (blog)Tips for Picking a Dog TrainerThe Bark (blog)If you live in a big city like I do, you’re overwhelmed with choice for just about any service you can think of. I could get a different coffee and haircut every day of the week and never le …

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Dog Trainer Shares Tips to Get Your Dog Used to Your Baby – NY Metro Parents

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Dog Trainer Shares Tips to Get Your Dog Used to Your BabyNY Metro ParentsDrayton Michaels, award-winning dog trainer, shares tips to train your dog for the arrival of your newborn. Families are overwhelmed with happiness when receiving news of a futu …

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A food truck for dogs makes 3 stops in Lancaster this weekend with treats and training tips – LancasterOnline

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LancasterOnlineA food truck for dogs makes 3 stops in Lancaster this weekend with treats and training tipsLancasterOnlineA food truck for dogs makes 3 stops in Lancaster this weekend with treats and training tips. ERIN NEGLEY | Staff Writer · …

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Private Dog Training San Marcos

Private Dog Training San MarcosAre you searching for the absolute best Service Dog Training in San Marcos, CA?

Look no further – call Pro-Train!

With over 40 years experience Pro-Train certified dog trainers will provide the absolute highest quality private dog training lessons you’ll find anywhere in North County and San Marcos, CA!

Your results are 100% GUARANTEED for the life of your dog !!!

The Pro-Train team can help you with creating a truly loving and long lasting relationship between you and your dog.

Our private dog training program is professionally and personally customized for you and your dog.

Don’t wait another day – call Pro-Train now …

Private Dog Training San Marcos

There is no dog too skittish, too aggressive, or too old.

Pro-Train certified dog trainers specialize in all aspects of dog training, dog obedience, and Private Dog Training including:

  • Dog Training
  • Obedience Training
  • Puppy Management
  • Puppy Biting
  • Dog Behavior Modification
  • Dog Protection Training
  • Service Dog Training
  • Guide Dog Training
  • Become A Dog Trainer

There are no bad dogs, just dogs who need Pro-Train!

Give us the opportunity to help you and your dog – you’ll be ecstatic with the results!

Call Pro-Train today …

Private Dog Training San Marcos

What Areas Do We Service In San Marcos?

We’re proud to be North County ‘s premier dog training school and service all areas in the city of Rancho Bernardo including: Alpine, Bonita, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Bostonia, Boulevard, Camp Pendleton, Campo, Cardiff, Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, North County, Coronado, Crest, Del Mar, Descanso, Dulzura, North County, Rancho Bernardo, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Guatay, Imperial Beach, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, San Marcos, La Mesa, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, Leucadia, Lincoln Acres, Mount Laguna, National City, Nestor, Ocean Beach, North County, Olivenhain, Pacific Beach, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Paradise Hills, Pauma Valley, Pine Valley, Potrero, Poway, Rainbow, Ramona, Ranchita, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa FE, North County (County Seat), North County State University, San Luis Rey, Rancho Bernardo, San Ysidro, Santa Ysabel, Santee, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Tecate, North County, Valley Center, Vista, and Warner Springs.

What Local Zip Codes Do We Serve?

We serve the following cities and zip codes throughout North County, San Marcos: 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92112, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92116, 92117, 92119, 92120, 92121, 92122, 92123, 92124, 92126, 92127, 92128, 92129, 92130, 92131, 92132, 92133, 92134, 92135, 92136, 92137, 92138, 92139, 92140, 92142, 92145, 92147, 92149, 92150, 92152, 92153, 92154, 92155, 92158, 92159, 92160, 92161, 92162, 92163, 92164, 92165, 92166, 92167, 92168, 92169, 92170, 92171, 92172, 92174, 92175, 92176, 92177, 92179, 92182, 92184, 92186, 92187, 92190, 92191, 92192, 92193, 92194, 92195, 92196, 92197, 92198, 92199.

Private Dog Training San Marcos in the News:

The CIA’s Spot On Dog Training Tips – The Bark (blog)

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The Bark (blog)The CIA’s Spot On Dog Training TipsThe Bark (blog)I’ve been a dog trainer long enough (almost 20 years) to see a massive change in the perception of the field. It used to be considered more a hobby than a job, even though many of us we …

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Best dog training reference for a small game dog? See first post. – Outdoor Life Magazine

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Best dog training reference for a small game dog? See first post.Outdoor Life MagazineI’m not a new dog owner but my dogs have all been adults other then the one of my young childhood. They were all rescues that needed some basic obedience training a …

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Neglected or stolen? Trainer and developer in ugly spat over dog – Page Six

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Page SixNeglected or stolen? Trainer and developer in ugly spat over dogPage SixThere’s a dog-eat-dog battle going on between a bellicose Brooklyn dog trainer and a “billionaire developer” who hired him to tame his beast, Brewster. Now the poor pooch …

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Private Dog Training San Marcos on Youtube:

Dog Training – How to train dogs for Real Protection. Must See! (k9-1.com)

Attack Dog Training – Personal Protection Training instruction by K9-1. If you ever wondered how to train an attack dog we now have instructional videos for the serious dog trainer. This video features, Nikko, a Belgian Malinois raised as a pet then transformed into a high caliber personal protection dog at two years of age. Be advised that personal protection training should only be done under the guidance of a professional and be used for defensive purposes only! Learn more about “foundation style” dog training and how it is slowly becoming the new standard for dog trainers who wish to use the most advanced techniques at http://www.selfhelpdogtraining.com

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IMMEDIATELY STOP Dog Pulling on Leash! Simple & Effective Dog Training Tips!

Stop dog pulling on leash! STOP dog leash pulling in SECONDS! Learn how to stop your dog from pulling on the leash. Dog pulling on leash is a typical problem! Learn how to train your dog to STOP pulling on the leash while walking with this simple and effective method. Learn how to make your dog stop pulling on the leash. If your dog is pulling you while walking then you need to connect the leash in a better spot! Dog leash training is not that difficult!

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