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Training Your Dog in Bethesda

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Have you ever had those moments where you just get a dog and have a difficult time walking them? Although walking dogs can be fun, relaxing, and a great bonding experience between you and your pooch, an out-of-control pooch is no fun to walk. Furthermore, constantly cleaning up after your destructive four-legged roommate can get tiresome. Training your dog is one of the best investments of your time that you can do for your pet. An obedient and attentive dog will respect and listen to you when you need it to.

 

Why Dog Training Is Important

Training teaches your dog life skills and helps them integrate into your family and social environment. With a fully trained dog, you can confidently take them to social situations, outside, or leave them at home for a few hours without the worry of them going crazy! A trained dog knows how to interact with people and other dogs and doesn’t get stressed out in new situations. 

Many times owners can neglect training their dog due to the time commitment and patience involved. Training definitely takes patience from the owner. However, the alternative - an untrained dog, will cost much more in the long run. An untrained dog can get into destructive behaviors such as getting anxious when their owners are away and ruining the furniture at home. Untrained dogs are easily stressed out and anxious because new environments are unfamiliar and scary to them. They haven’t been trained properly to know how to react in a new situation. On the other hand, a trained dog is confident, calm and can easily adapt to new environments, people and other animals and won’t cause any headaches. 

 

Training in Bethesda 

At Life of Riley, we only employ the most talented dog trainers who solely use positive reinforcement methods to encourage your pup to work with us, rather than cooperate out of fear. Please contact us to discuss your dog’s unique training needs and to schedule an initial consultation.

 

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