Thread: Puppy Obedience Classes
05-20-2010, 10:49 PM #1
Puppy Obedience Classes
Are puppy obedience classes offered in South Walton? Thanks.
05-21-2010, 01:52 AM #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2006
- New York/ Santa Rosa Beach
I do not know of any trainers personally, but you call Alaqua Animal Refuge and ask them if know of any trainers who hold classes or do one on one training. Your vet should also be a good source.
I know Petsmart has positive reinforcement training in group sessions, but it is very generic, but good for socialization, if not for anything else. I know it is also a bargain. I would also ask how many years experience they have, what methods they use, etc. because I heard that some Petsmart trainers have only 80 hours of training and then put in the class. Others, like my local one, have a trainer with 10 years experience, trains the group sessions and offers one on one, which you may find you need.
A good book to get is "My Smart Puppy", by Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson. It also comes with a video. Brian has many years of experience training all types of dogs and personalities. If you go to mysmartpuppy.com, they have a forum with answers by multiple trainers who use their methods as well as questions answered by Sarah Wilson.
Good luck and have funn training and enjoying your new forever fur friend.
Now, I am going to go take my sleepy 8 week old rescue puppy out for his last tinkle of the evening."With Liberty and nothing for all" ---my 3 yr. old nephew's version of the Pledge of Allegiance.
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