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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

Summer Camp 2016 at Pro-Train

Summer Camp 2016 at Pro-Train
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The grass is always greener outside the kennel.

Take me to Summer Camp at Pro-Train!

Take me to Summer Camp at Pro-Train!

Summer is here…and that means many of you will travel. But where will your beloved dog stay while you are away?

Pro-Train Dog School is a great alternative to a traditional boarding kennel.
Your dog will get trained while you are gone…all in a safe and beautiful environment.

Located in beautiful Vista, California, amidst acres of avocado groves, Summer Camp 2016 includes exposure to everyday activities like:

-Play time in the community
-Out and about time in town in shopping centers and other public places
-Social time with other dogs in a natural, outdoor environment

How It Works

We Start with an initial consultation of 1-2 hours to evaluate, train, instruct you and customize a training program for your specific needs.

Your dog stays at our facility for 2-3 weeks. We then schedule training sessions to familiarize you with the techniques used to ensure the dog behaves well for you in your home.


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Bringing Your Puppy Home

Bringing Your Puppy Home

The First 24 Hours: Bringing Your Puppy Home

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Introduce Her to YOUR Surroundings.

Fewer things bring as much joy as the love of a new puppy. The challenge for you as a new pet owner (and responsible pet parent) is to develop a consistent pattern for your pup. This means establishing a routine right away…and staying consistent with that routine for at least 7 consecutive days. This is critical to proper development of your pup and will help establish the relationship between the two of you. Here are a few reminders as you welcome your little one into your new home.

Introducing Her to Her New Environment

Take your dog throughout your house to introduce her to your surroundings. It will all be new to her so this is the time to establish some boundaries. Don’t rush this. Let her get acclimated. Take the time to close closet doors, pick up small items off the floor, and make her feel welcome. Your new dog needs affection, rest and time to explore and adjust to her new home.Keep her on a leash and teach her that she is a guest in your home

This is a good time to use a tie down. The tie down is a short plastic coated wire cable with a snap on one end and a loop on the other. It should be about 18 inches in length so that your furry baby can remain in a confined area.
The tie down will help with housebreaking, calming her, preventing destructive tendencies and security. It may seem counterintuitive, but she will appreciate your signals for setting her boundaries and, in most cases, she will respond accordingly.

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A typical day involves play!

From Morning to Evening: What Her Typical Day Looks Like

Your puppy will thrive on a routine and will be able to adapt more readily to her new environment when you keep that stable routine for her. The routine may look something like:

Wake Up – Play – Eat – A Walk – Sleep

It’s important to keep this daily sequence and to keep her on the same time schedule. Ideally, a puppy under 16 weeks should be fed three times a day. So if her wake up time is
6 a.m. her day might look like this:
6 a.m.           Wake up and let out to be relieved (she should be on her tie back)
6:10 a.m.     Play time. Puppies have a lot of energy and will usually wake up ready for a game of tug of war. It’s best to indulge her and allow her to work off that extra energy.
6:30 a.m.    Morning feeding, then again at noon, and then one final feeding at five or six p.m.A walk is recommended to help her expend her energy and prepare her settle in for the evening.
Once you determine her bedtime, stick to that schedule! Making sure she gets a good night’s rest is important to both of you!!! And everyone else in the household, for that matter!


Sleep Well, Little One

This will be a big challenge for the first few nights…there’s no easy way around it. There are instances for crating but I recommend this simple technique. Have a carpet remnant ready to use as a bed for your pup. Use the tie down to keep her on that remnant and let her know that this is her “BED”. As the lights go out, so must your dog!
Since she’s close to you, if she begins to bark or whine, you can more easily determine if she needs to relieve herself or she just needs you to scold her verbally . You can reinforce your verbal reprimands with a brisk shake of the dog by the scruff if the whining persists. This may seem harsh…but it is absolutely critical to establishing good boundaries and a healthy pet.

These are just three things to consider during the first few hours and days with your new furry family member. Be prepared to put in some work to create a positive first week at home. You’ll be glad that you invested the time and energy.

San-Diego-Dogman-BuddyAbout DogMan Mark Castillero…

DogMan Mark has trained over 9,000 dogs. He has been training dogs for over 40 years and is considered a leading expert in the field of dog training and animal behavior. Mark’s latest project is his new book, More Than a Dog Whisperer: Making it Big in the Dog Training Industry (slated to be published in early Fall this year). His goal is to help others achieve their dream of becoming dog trainers and his book will be chockfull of DogMan Mark Wisdom. To contact Mark, email him at or visit his website

Dog Training San Diego Professional Dog Training Services

Dog Training San Diego Professional Dog Training ServicesAre you searching for the absolute best dog training school 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 Rancho Bernardo 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 …

Dog Training San Diego Professional Dog Training Services

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 Lessons 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 …

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What Areas Do We Service In San Diego?

We’re proud to be Rancho Bernardo ‘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, San Diego, Coronado, Crest, Del Mar, Descanso, Dulzura, San Diego, Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, Fallbrook, Guatay, Imperial Beach, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, Leucadia, Lincoln Acres, Mount Laguna, National City, Nestor, Ocean Beach, San Diego, Olivenhain, Pacific Beach, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Paradise Hills, Pauma Valley, Pine Valley, Potrero, Poway, Rainbow, Ramona, Ranchita, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa FE, San Diego (County Seat), San Diego State University, San Luis Rey, Rancho Bernardo, San Ysidro, Santa Ysabel, Santee, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Tecate, San Diego, Valley Center, Vista, and Warner Springs.

What Local Zip Codes Do We Serve?

We serve the following cities and zip codes throughout Rancho Bernardo, California: 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.

Dog Training San Diego in the News

Got a new puppy for Christmas? Here are some tips to help … Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:58:56 -0800

To keep you and your new companion from getting stressed – and new pet owners from entertaining thoughts of dropping their dog off at the animal shelter – dog trainer Donna Peaco offer the following tips: DON’T LEAVE A …

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Top 3 Best Dog Training Books You’ll Ever Need – Top Dog … Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:16:21 -0800

Here at Top Dog Tips, we have to remember that understanding our pets is very important. Books will be the best resource for learning which dogs are more hypoallergenic, what training is appropriate to which breed or what …

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Holiday Dog Training Tips- Part 1 | DogSpeak Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:30:49 -0800

Holiday Dog Training Tips- Part 1. Posted by: admin | on December 16, 2014. holiday dog trainning. The Christmas holiday season is often a very busy time for humans, which often means dogs are sometimes left to their own devices.

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San Diego Dog Training Company Pro-Train Receives 2013 Best of Vista Award

San Diego Dog Training Company Pro-Train Receives 2013 Best of Vista Award

Pro-Train is the #1 choice for professional dog training services in San Diego. However you probably hadn’t heard that, Pro-Train is now being recognized not only for their fantastic success in providing dog training services in their community but for their outstanding marketing in 2013.

Pro-Train proud to announce that Pro-Train San Diego has been nominated for the Vista Award this year, in the category of Dog Training for their contributions to the local economy in the Vista community. The criteria’s for Vista award recognition includes; the implementation of modern marketing techniques, customer accessibility and is based on the level of local consumer satisfaction. Essentially, all Vista Award nominees are celebrated for providing the highest level of long-term value for consumers within the local district.

It is because of Pro-Train’s dedication to the field of professional dog training and community involvement in San Diego that they are being hailed as this years nominee as an essential service and community player within the Vista area. This, is a fantastic honor for Pro-Train who have been operating in this community for over 35 years.

As a company who has always been proud of what they do, and the services that they provide to individuals within San Diego and the Vista community, Pro-Train is humbled by this level of recognition Vista Awards Program. It is a great to know that the dog training and customer service that we provide is worthy of notice. However, it is certainly not the only thing that drives us to succeed.

Pro-Train, which was founded by California Kennel Association director Mark Casterilltio is passionate about providing affordable dog obedience and training courses as well as developing personalized training programs for both working dogs and family pets in San Diego, and the Vista district. The services that Pro-Train provides are not only meant to improve the lives of dog owners and enthusiasts but the quality of life for their canine companions as well. For this reason, we graciously accept this recognition as a gesture of appreciation for our 35 years of hard work from our human customers on behalf of our furry students. Pro-Train, is flattered by the nomination and we look forward to continuing to work with you in 2014!