Impulsive Dog Training
By Michele Forto
Not only am I a writer for the Denver Dog Training Examiner, I am also a local trainer. Recently, I have been noticing an increase in what I like to call Impulsive Dog Training. Impulsive Dog Training means; a person with good intentions to do the right thing for their dog who makes a quick decision only to change their mind and never show up for training.
In other words, I evaluate and interview several people a week who are interested in dog training. Some are shopping around (which I recommend) but others are just coming by to fill that guilty void of not training their dog and by signing up they are letting themselves off the hook.
Training is a commitment to the well-being, mental and physical health of your dog. Signing up with a trainer and then not following through with your commitment wastes the time of the trainer who just built a training plan for you and your goals but it also wastes the time of your pet.
When you pick up your dog or puppy for the first time you have all kinds of ideas as to how you’d like your dog/puppy to turn out. Hopefully you didn’t pick out your puppy or rescued dog on an impulse either, this will only exemplify your guilt. If you aren’t ready for a 10 to 15 year commitment to a pet then do not get one. Proper veterinarian care and training are both required to give your dog the best overall health and valuable life.
When shopping for a trainer I recommend visiting pet shows and expo’s like the Denver Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry or the MaxFund Lucky Mutt Strut. Both of these organizations put on fundraiser run/walks with your pet. They invite several pet vendors including trainers. What better way to visit a handful of trainers all in one morning. Each and every one of them will give you a different perspective and with Denver having over 200 dog trainers to choose from you’re sure to find one that fits your goals, your style and your budget.
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Michele Forto is Denvers Dog Training Examiner and the business manager of Denver Dog Works. Michele can be reached through her website at http://www.denverdogworks.com