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Top 5 Good Reasons You Should Train Your Dog

Train your dog…that sounds ominous and challenging to some. Dog training is not just for dogs who enter competitions. This could not be further from the truth and such potentially dangerous misconceptions should be nipped in the bud. While it may not seem like a big deal to let a tiny little puppy run around and do what he wants, it will soon become obvious that he needs training as he grows into an adult. The trouble is, by then it becomes more difficult. Training is a lot easier if it is a gradual process and starts early in the pet’s life.

There are several reasons why you should train your dog. It has proven benefits for both the pet and you. Let us have a look at the top 5 reasons to train your dog:

Reason 1: To Get You Closer to Your Dog and Build a Positive Relationship

Training will let you gel with your dog and get the two of you closer than ever. Dogs are pack animals and tend to look up to a leader. If you impart quality training using positive reinforcement techniques, then your pet will look up to you as a leader. It will bolster the bond between the two of you and ensure order at home.

Reason 2: For The Safety of the Public and The Pet Himself

As stated earlier, a little pup running around may do little damage, but what happens if a fully grown adult dog strains against the leash trying to break free, or runs on the road amidst traffic, or chases other people or animals? It is imperative that your pet is trained properly to behave. Otherwise, things could get out of hand very quickly and put those around you at risk. Of course, an untrained pet running amidst traffic will also put himself at great risk. And that’s where choosing the best retractable dog leash comes into play.

Reason 3: For Optimal Pet Health and Disease Prevention

Many pets tend to be quite reluctant when it comes to things like getting their coats cleaned or their teeth brushed. If you stop trying at the slightest hint of a protest from your pet, then it will eventually lead to health issues.

 

 

Reason 4: To Eliminate Problematic Behaviors

Incessant barking, destructive chewing and even biting are all characteristics of untrained dogs. And that’s a big struggle among dog owners, especially if you’ve got a Golden Retriever Husky mix at home. That would be an even more problematic issue to deal with.  You require would special approach to deal with him. But overall proper training will eliminate such issues and ensure that any underlying causes are identified and addressed pronto.

Reason 5: Increases Social Like-ability and Provides More Freedom

A well-trained dog is far more agreeable in a social context and is much more likely to be allowed in restaurants, planes and other places than an untrained dog incessantly growling or barking his head off. Therefore, as counter intuitive as it may appear, training actually provides your pet (and by extension, you) with more freedom.

Of course, these reasons are just the tip of the iceberg, but hopefully you will now appreciate how vital it is that dogs be trained and trained properly. Go ahead and train your dog without further ado! Seek professional help if you feel the need. It will result in a far more enriching and fulfilling experience for both your best friend and you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pet Survival Kit Basics: Be Prepared

Today we have a great infographic to show you from www.poochingaround.co.uk. It has been made to make owners aware of what they should have packed in a bag for their dogs just in case of an emergency situation such as a terror attack or natural disaster.

 

Service Dog Training La Jolla CA

Service Dog Training La Jolla CA

Service Dog Training La Jolla CA

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What Areas Do We Service In San Diego/La Jolla?

We’re proud to be North County ‘s premier dog training school and service all areas in the city of La Jolla 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.

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We serve the following cities and zip codes throughout North County, La Jolla: 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.

Service Dog Training in the News

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Disabled Parents on How to Create a Safe Home

The Pro-Train Baby Program is an awesome option for new parents!

Straight talk from disabled parents. Parenthood can have an enabling impact on disabled people. Confidence, self-esteem, and personal motivation levels may grow as you discover that you can overcome physical limitations and be as effective and nurturing at parenting as anyone else.

Parenthood also brings couples together in a unique way that enhances the relationship and encourages you to work together as a team. Working together helps disabled parents overcome many of the prevailing social attitudes and stereotypes through which people still tend to view disabled parents. It’s in that spirit of teamwork that couples need to come together to prepare for what will be the most challenging and rewarding experience of their married lives.

Here are four important considerations for creating a safe and convenient environment for your newborn when you’re disabled…as told by our friends at disabledparents.org

Consult with Health Professionals

Begin by consulting with your doctor and a maternity nurse to talk through some of the hurdles you’ll confront. Health practitioners can help you understand the ramifications of what you’ll face as parents, and begin the process of preparing for the unique challenges that you, as a couple dealing with a disability, will need to address before bringing your child home. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to plan ahead in light of your disabilities.

A Well-Prepared Environment

Every expectant parent needs to carefully childproof their home. Disabled parents need to think through everything as they prepare their home for parenthood and how to deal with any physical and mobility limitations. As is always the case where little ones are involved, safety is your first concern.

Make sure that all fire detection and prevention items are working and easily accessible. If you don’t have a fire extinguisher at home, you’ll need to purchase one, know how to use it, and keep it where it’s easy to get to. Be sure that there are smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on every floor and make sure they’re working properly.

Heavy objects that aren’t secured to the wall constitute a potentially lethal danger to your child, so make sure that all bookcases, heavy furniture, television stands, entertainment centers, and large decorative items are well anchored. Make certain that your furniture and tables have soft corner guards, and install safety latches on all cabinets. Get into the habit of locking medications and cleaning fluids securely away. Keep any dangling electrical cords or drapery pulls safely attached to the floor or walls. All stairways should be blocked off with security gates, securely bolted to the wall, not spring-loaded.

If You Have Dogs…

You’ll also need to take steps to prepare your dogs for the new arrival. Well before the baby makes his or her debut, relocate your dog’s belongings to an area of the home that won’t interfere with your maneuverability when you’re carrying an eight pound bundle. When you bring your new son or daughter home, allow your dog to get close; he’ll be curious, and that’s okay as long as he respects boundaries and doesn’t show any aggression toward the baby. If your dog’s manners aren’t what they should be, consult a professional animal trainer. Many offer programs specifically for parents of newborns. Dogman Mark and his team have created an exclusive Baby Program to help canines and their newborn parents prepare for their new life.

A well-trained service dog can make a huge difference in the lives of a disabled person.

Key Childcare Duties

As parents, you’ll be changing lots of diapers, giving lots of baths, and holding a fussy baby several times a day (and night). If your disability makes mobility an issue, consider keeping the baby crib or child bed near your bed. That way, those frequent diaper changes and feedings will be a lot easier.

Bathing can be a particularly tricky task for any parent. Try setting up a sufficiently large, plastic container on a table that’s within easy reach. Consider bathing your child together. Carrying a baby or small child can also be tricky, so consider using a chest harness baby carrier if you’re in a wheelchair.

Remember, your living environment needs to be a readily accessible space. You may need to replace entry points with an access ramp, install expandable hinges on doorways to make them wheelchair accessible, and install slip-resistant flooring.

 

Try to think through parenting needs within the context of your physical challenges. That way, you’ll create a safer and healthier living space for your child and a more convenient home for you as a parent. Remember always to take a team approach to parenting.

Need an assistance dog to help you meet your daily needs? The professionals at Pro-Train KNOW Dogs…and owner, Mark Castillero has trained over 10,000 dogs in his career.

3 Surefire Ways to Boost Your Dog’s Brainpower

Have fun games for your dog to learn and play.

You can teach an old dog new tricks and in so doing, boost your dog’s brainpower. Just like us, dogs that don’t continually use their brains can lose the ability to function at a high level. Studies on the neurology of dogs have shown that one of the best things owners can do for their dogs is provide mental stimulation. No matter the form this takes, such as teaching the dog new tricks or giving the dog puzzle toys, research has shown that mental stimulation will lead to a much happier — and smarter — dog.

Personalized Training Can Make All the Difference.

Personalized Dog Training Classes

In order to test or bolster the IQ of your pet, training is essential to developing a basis of knowledge and instruction. In fact, dogs that participate in personalized training classes are less likely to develop cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS), which normally develops with old age and manifests as forgetfulness and general disorientation. In addition to undergoing training, there are several ways to boost your dog’s brainpower and improve their cognitive function for the long-term.

Hide and seek is a fun game for dogs too!

Improve Your Dog’s Vocabulary

Whenever we think of improving our own IQ, one of the immediate suggestions we hear is to learn a new language. In a similar vein, improving your dog’s use of language is a great way to boost brainpower. Even though we talk to our dogs on a daily basis, we don’t often times teach them what a word means. However, since dogs can’t talk, improving your dog’s vocabulary actually means teaching him/her how to associate words with certain actions.

For example, one command your dog probably knows is “go potty” or “go do your business.” For dogs, these words are immediately associated with going outside and, well, doing their business. Try teaching your dog new commands with new actions, as this will improve their IQ and make them smarter. We’ve all seen those dogs on TV or YouTube who can bring their owner a bag of chips or open the front door. You, too, can expand your dog’s vocabulary to learn new commands like these—much to the surprise of your neighbors and friends!

Your dog will be Ready to Play!

Get Playful with Brain Games

Another simple and fun way to improve your dog’s IQ is to create some brain games that will make them think. As mentioned before, stimulating their brains in anyway we’ll make them a happier and healthier dog overall. While everyone enjoys playing fetch, and that is great for exercise, the downside is that there is no real thinking involved for your dog.

Fortunately, there are many fun activities that are basically dog-versions of classic children’s games that will exercise both your dog’s body and brain. Here are some ideas to get you started:

 

 

 

  •      Create a backyard treasure hunt with hidden toys or treats
  •      Play hide-and-go-seek by having one of your friends or family members hide while you distract your dog, then releasing your dog to start looking for the hidden person
  •      Make cleaning a game! If your dog has mastered the command “drop it”, then  you can encourage him/her to pick up all of the toys lying around and “drop” the toys into a bin or box.
  •      Play red light, green light if your dog knows how to heel!

By improving your dog’s vocabulary and planning some fun brain games to play together, can boost your dog’s brainpower and make them a happier, healthier and smarter pet for years to come.

 

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