Training Dogs to Behave During the Busy Holiday

Dogs During the HolidaysThe holiday season is upon us, and for many of us, that means gathering family from far and wide and enjoying time together. There is never a dull moment in the kitchen as people congregate, snack on treats, and help out with the main course. The living room is home base for presents, stockings, and, of course, the Christmas tree. Homes are pulsating with life and festivities during the joyous spirit of the holidays, but that might not be the case for your dog.

From your dog’s perspective, the house is full of new stimuli, which can cause your pup to go into sensory overload. It is always wise to train a pet, and getting a dog to know how to be attentive and well behaved is key around this busy time of year. At Dog Trainer College, we can help behavior and obedience trainers find the tools and training techniques needed to communicate with a dog.

The lights, smells and extra people and objects in the home can cause a great deal of distraction for a dog during the holidays. With so many different appeals, a dog can easily lose attention if they’re not properly trained. At Dog Trainer College, we put an emphasis on helping trainers understand dogs, which helps, in turn, to connect with a dog and get them to behave in any circumstances – even a crowded holiday home.

In our six-week behavior and obedience course, you will learn how to work with a dog instead of against them. We also cover how to handle a wide variety of possible behavior scenarios, so no issue will be one that you cannot handle. By using example scenarios and establishing the best practices around conditioning dogs, using bait and lure methods and establishing when to use corrective measures versus rewards, we can help you learn how to tame any pup and allow the owners to enjoy their holidays without worrying about Fido chewing your guests shoes or stealing the turkey from right off the table.

The holidays are a time of joy, and having a well-behaved pup during the festivities is a desire of many dog owners. Help families in your area have a happy holiday – and every day – by enrolling in the behavior and obedience training program through Dog Trainer College. Our spring semester begins Feb. 27 and our new online dog behavior and obedience training can begin at any time that’s convenient for you. Learn more about enrolling by calling us today at 812-650-2394.

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