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Q: At what age can I start getting training for puppies?
A: Puppies still in the process of obtaining all their vaccinations can start from 8 weeks of age after their first inoculation.
Q: Is just the training class enough to train my dogs?
A: an hour class once a week is not enough without reinforcement. It is therefore essential that you spend time with your dog during the week to entrench what is learnt in the class.
Q: What are the types of classes/training?
A: Puppy Socialisation and Training, Home and Social Obedience, Competition Obedience, Dog Jumping, Contact & non-contact Agility, Fly Ball, Working Trials, Canine Good Citizenship, etc.
Q: Can I bring an older dog who has no previous training for lessons?
A: Yes, they will start in the beginners class. Please ensure that all your pets inoculations are up to date. No dog is too old to learn.
Q: What must I bring to a class?
A: apart from your dog, bring some tasty treats for your pooch, a semi choke collar, water & bowl and wear closed shoes.
Q: What are the reasons for training dogs?
A: To raise a well-respected canine citizen. To have happy, involved, outgoing dogs who are valued and trusted members of the community.
To build a genuinely strong owner-dog relationship based on trust, co-operation and well-defined roles.
To have confidence in, and control of my dogs in any situation – including around kids and other animals.
Q: Train Your Dog Yourself, or Hire a Trainer?
A: Not training your dog can lead to a variety of problems, and could make life miserable for both of you. There many positives to hiring a trainer. First of all, you’ll have contact with someone who has experience and has successfully trained dogs before. This can cut down on the time it takes for your dog to be trained — and they can cut down on the amount of work that you need to do. While you definitely need to be involved, the trainer will train you as well to make your life easier.
Q: In dog training, what is obedience training?
A: Obedience training is a step by step process which you build upon over time. It creates a solid foundation for your dog to learn additional skills and training commands. Throughout this process your dog will be gaining confidence along the way.
Q: What is my chances of successfully training my dog?
A: If you consistently apply the proper training techniques and add some commitment and patience, you are sure to achieve pleasing results with your dog.
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