School is back in session at the end of August for most of the kids in Wake County. Students throughout the Triangle will be strapping on their backpacks, grabbing their lunch boxes, and heading off to learn new things. This is a great time a great time to send the family pet to school just like the other siblings. And, it is definitely possible to teach new tricks to any dog and develop new skills.
At Paws in the City, we believe that a well-trained pet is a happy pet. We also know that good animals make for happy owners too. Our professional staff knows that there are a number of benefits to excellent pet training. Dogs need to learn about behaving inside the house and acting appropriately around other dogs and people; it is all about communication cues.
From the team at Paws in the City, learning means three ways of reinforcement at home during and after training:
- In-home behavior: Puppies need to be house-trained, but older dogs may need to go to school to learn how to respect their owner’s furniture and other possessions. Dogs that jump on furniture or mistake their owners’ favorite socks for chew toys can be taught with patience and persistence. They can learn what behavior is acceptable inside the home and what is not.
- Interactions with other dogs and people: Taking the dog to the park or even inviting people into the home can be a challenge when the dog has not learned how to be sociable. Training can help the pet understand how to interact more appropriately around other dogs as well as around other people; especially those individuals who are unfamiliar with the pet.
- Proper responses to commands: Parents know how frustrating it can be to tell a child to do something (or to not do something) and have the instruction be completely ignored. The situation can be equally frustrated with a pet. The family dog that goes to training can learn how to listen and respond to verbal commands better, making life much happier for his owner.
Please visit our Resources page, to learn about training options right here in the Triangle. Well-trained pets are healthier, happier pets. That’s what we are all about. Stop by our store and see our wide selection of food, supplements, treats, and other items, all made with healthy pets in mind! We are open seven days a week and are conveniently located near Harris Teeter in the Tryon Village shopping center.
This blog post about pet care and training is brought to you by Paws in the City, located in Tryon Village, Cary North Carolina. We are your locally owned small business that offers holistic and natural foods and treats for your cat and dog.
1105 Tryon Village Drive
Cary NC, 27518
919 851 5853
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