Wednesday, January 11, 2012


APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) has dedicated the month of January to dog training since people tend to get puppies or new dogs around the holidays. By making January National Train Your Dog Month, new dog owners are encouraged to take responsibility for furry household members by training them. It is crucial to train your dog when he or she is still a puppy or when you first introduce a new adult dog to your household. This important step should start from the beginning in order to set a standard for your dog and help curb issues that may later form into habits as a result of improper training or lack thereof.

Some people give up on their dogs when they develop behavioral issues or continue a bad habit. They dump their dog off at the shelter as a lost cause and wipe their hands clean of the issue. What these owners don’t realize is that this sad outcome could have been avoided with proper and dedicated training.

If you choose to be a dog owner, you owe it to your dog!

Here are some resources to help you with your dog training so that you can "bring out the best in your best friend!"

Errorless Housetraining (for any age) Free Workshop - Click Here To Enroll
- Presented by: Robin Lash CPDT-KA
Saturday, 1/21/12, 5:30PM – 6:30PM
If your dog or puppy needs help with housebreaking, this free training workshop is for you! No dogs please. This seminar is for the humans!

Robin Lash, CPDT-KA
Stay - Click Here To Enroll
- Presented by: Robin Lash CPDT-KA
Sunday, 2/5/12, 2:30PM – 4:30PM
This workshop is great for any dog young or old. This workshop starts out with training basic impulse control and works up to reinforcing stay in a more true-to-life environment. By the end you will have a better understanding of how to motivate and train your dog to stay so that you can reach your goal of having a dog that stays anywhere and anytime!

The Bark Stops Here - Click Here To Enroll
Sunday, 2/5/12, 11:00AM – 1:30PM
This class is broken into two parts. The first part will be humans only and will identify the bark, recognize the triggers, and work on managing and systematically changing the behavior. The second part of the class will work with your dog to utilize the techniques we previously learned and will put together a behavior modification plan.
What You Need: crate, hungry dog, high value toy, three different kinds of treats.

Thank you ADPT, it's high time we had a month devoted to this cause!


  1. Your post is very interesting.
    Trainer is more important part to train doggy.
    Without trainer its difficult to train doggy.
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  2. Yes! My little brother Kubrick 9 (we call him K9) definitely has issues... we adopted him 3 weeks ago and boy, is he giving my humans a challenging time! But my humans are committed to training him and breaking him of the bad habits... the worse one is getting him used to walking at a normal pace. We think he was allowed to run wild and was never taught manners.

    No way we'd give him up, because despite that he's very stubborn, he's super lovable :)