Having a puppy is a wonderful experience, but it can also be quite challenging. To ensure that your pup grows up to be well-behaved and obedient, enrolling him or her in an obedience training program can make all the difference. But with so many different programs available, how do you decide which one is right for you and your pup?
When selecting a puppy obedience training program, consider age appropriateness, as puppies learn differently than adult dogs. Also, look into the philosophy of the trainer – do they use positive reinforcement techniques such as rewards and praise? Additionally, what type of classes are offered – group classes, private lessons, or both? Once you have narrowed down some options based on these factors, attend a class or two to get an idea of the environment and instructor’s teaching style before making a selection.