Dog Schools - Are They Needed or Are They Just for Fun?

With our fast pace lifestyles and ultra hip, ultra modern societies, it is no wonder
that institutions like dog schools appeared and are gaining more and more
supporters.

However, are they really needed, or are they just about having fun that we can really
do without?

In order to sign up for dog school, your puppy should be around 10 to 14 days old
and should have had its third vaccination. However, dog training should start from
day one - and it's your responsibility to provide it with such training the moment you
bring it into your home.

In this way, when your puppy attends its first day of dog school, it will have already have had some training under its belt and be able to do a few things on its own.

The main concept behind dog schools is the creation and strengthening of the relationship between the dog and its owner, as well as the correction of any bad behavior.

In general, it is better to start dog school training before bad habits develop then try and fix things after they've gone wrong. Of course it is possible to correct bad behavior, but it will be a lot harder than starting out right.

One of our readers sent us an email and told us that she never took her dog to dog school and that her dog is well mannered and does everything she is asked to do. Our reader's secret to such amazing success? It turns out she had a lot of free time when the dog was a puppy, and spent that time with her dog, offering her love, attention, companionship and training. In general, it is good practice to be able to devote between 3 and 4 hours per day with your puppy in order for it to be properly trained and socialized. If you don't have the time, then signing up for dog school is a good idea. By socializing and training your dog under the direct supervision of a professional dog trainer, you and your puppy will catch up on all the missed time and will live happily ever after!

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