Training Your Dog is a Nationwide Phenomenon

Training Your Dog is a Nationwide Phenomenon

Training with your dog has become a nationwide phenomenon.  The dog training industry has doubled in size in the past decade.  Just look at Denver, Colorado.  Ten years ago, dog day cares began to sprout up around the city as well as dog parks.  Twenty years ago, no one would have imagined a day care for doggies being a lucrative business venture.

Today more than ever people take better care of their pets, extending the lives of their pets and enriching their own lives.  Training isn’t just about teaching your dog obedience any more.  Training is as much an activity for pet parents as soccer is on Saturday afternoons  for human parents.

In Denver, I have watched the industry of dog training and dog related businesses boom.  There are over 200 dog trainers in the Denver metro area alone giving us the most choices per capita for dog trainers.  The industry is highly competitive and so is the pricing and the types of training being offered.

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Dog training definitely is a trend.  Training with your dog enhances your relationship, builds trust, and strengthens our bond with canines.  There are several styles of training and trainers to choose from.  Do your research and become familiar with the types of training styles available to best determine the style of training that will work best for you.

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Michele Forto is Denvers Dog Training Examiner, a certified canine trainer at Denver Dog Works and the co-host of the Dog Doctor Radio Show

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