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By: Sonya S.
Value Dog Training
We learned so much with Value Dog Training - DebiWe were looking for a little bit of help leash training our 7 month old Pointer, Beans. Debi, was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our session and feel confident we now know how to continue working with Beans on his leash walking skills. Looking forward to more training in the future!
By: Robinm G.
Value Dog Training
I had called several dog trainers and Debi stood out to be the most helpful and explained things to me if I was to hire her. I did hire Debi and I can say things sure did change within the first few days after training, and they continue to change. Thanks Debi for all your help.
By: larrykolo
Puppy Love Dogs
Puppy Love Dogs has changed my dog and my life! My dog was aggressive, anti-social, and disobedient. After searching for almost four weeks, I finally came across PLD, who told me that they will work with my dog's behavior and obedience during their board and training program. Tierney took my dog all over the city and trained him how to properly behave. He went everywhere she did, from grocery stores to hiking trips. Now only did he come back well trained, he came back as a different dog! I was able to bring him to dog parks, have him off leash at the beach, do instant down in motions when needed, and control him from a distance! I am incredibly grateful for this place, they seriously changed my life. If you are looking for a tune up, basic obedience, or serious training for a dog on it's last chance, PLD is the place to consider. I will never look someplace else after learning what I did from them. Check out their youtube page and facebook for more examples on some of the amazing things they taught my dog! Youtube:!/pages/Puppy-Love-Dogs/103896936395652?fref=ts
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In order to be certified as a therapy dog or emotional support dog, animals need to receive an evaluation/written designation from a licensed health professional: social worker, physician, psychiatrist typically. As for service dogs, which are allowed to accompany their owners into most businesses and pet-restricted areas, they can receive training, certifications, and registrations from several organizations such as TDI and United States Service Dog Registry. These certifications are not required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, but may streamline the process of getting a dog access to typically off-limits areas. Service dogs and therapy dogs are not the same thing. The same dog might fall into both categories, but therapy and emotional support animals are not recognized under the ADA.
Aggressive behavior is the most common reason that people seek professional training for their dogs. Aggressive dogs require careful evaluation from a professional to accurately classify and diagnose the behavior. Puppies that display aggressive behavior are often diagnosed as undersocialized or hyperactive, and may evolve out of that behavior with regular obedience training. However, dogs with real aggression issues require specialized training from a behaviorist or trainer who understands genetic and hereditary factors, types of aggression, environmental factors and aggressive treatment methods. The number one suggestion when seeking an aggressive behavior specialist is to ask a trusted veterinarian. Dog rescues or other professionals may also have good referrals.
If a dog doesn’t meet expectations at the end of a training course, it is as likely to be related to the training course or the pet owner as the dog. A recommended next step would be to carefully research more training methods and local trainers to find a program that is better suited to your dog. Another one is to consider whether lack of commitment, inconsistent at-home practice,  or an inconsistent discipline/reward system may have undermined the training program.
Obedience training generally takes place at 6 months, but you can begin training a puppy to socialize with humans and other animals at 7-8 weeks.
Essentially, dogs learn to respond properly to basic commands in obedience class--and humans learn how to properly give those commands. Dogs and owners will also learn how to communicate with each other, and how to avoid distractions or disturbances from the outside. No matter which method of dog training is used, it is necessary to be consistent and committed in order to train a dog. Also, it’s important that a pet owner understand their dog’s temperament and hereditary factors, and find a class and method that is appropriate.

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