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Dog Training Is A Lifestyle, Not A Quick Fix

By Jason Wright

June 21, 2018

If your Dog struggling with any behaviour such as reactivity, anxiety, insecurity, any form of aggression etc. you are in for a journey, even after professional training.

Challenges during Dog Training

The success of all of these issues first comes from our Dog training program - teaching the necessary skills, and changing the state of mind of your dog. This does not mean that every dog will have a complete state of mind change. It also doesn’t mean that every dog will be flawless with their obedience. Each dog struggles with his or her own issues. Some are more intense than others and some have been rehearsed more than others.

Changing a dogs behaviour that has been rehearsed for many months or years, is not likely not completely change in a couple of weeks, instead it will take our program plus a couple months of getting things right back at home.

This means you will have to ask yourself if you’re 100 percent dedicated to the success of your dog-sticking to the training program and the rules and boundaries. And not just you, every person in the household or who comes into the household. When you or any family member take your dog out all of the same apply. Everyone must be doing things the same way, for how long? It could take years if the dog has deep issues.

If you have a dog with serious issues, please ask yourself if you are going to be able to take on this task. Being consistent and following through with what your dog needs for a long period of time is not easy for some but it is worth it.

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The after effects

Our many successful clients are the ones who follow up, ask questions, send training videos and stay in touch with us. We are here to support you 24/7. They are also the ones who are readily prepared to do what it takes. This means time and lifestyle change is not a factor. They are consistent day in and day out. They make the necessary lifestyle changes-not using the dogs for their own emotions, stopping spoiling the dog, set rules specific to their dogs issues or follow rules we have put in place, not letting the dog “just get away with it one time”- they have the dogs best interest in mind. For less serious cases this process won’t be nearly as long.

All in all, each dog is different; do not compare your dog to any other dog. Your dog is its own individual with his or her own issues. Each dog will require more or less training depending on many factors. Just be prepared and dedicated to do what it takes.

IT’S WORTH IT!

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