Why Dog Training Should Extend Beyond Housebreaking

When you bring home a new puppy, you wonder if you’ll ever survive those weeks (or months, it seems) of racing your puppy outside when they start to dribble and saying “no” a million times. Eventually, they get the idea and even look sad when they realize they made a mistake. So, your training days are over, right? Nope! There are actually some very good reasons why dog training should extend beyond housebreaking.

  • Avoid Bad Behavior. Puppies have more things to learn in order to avoid you being mad at them. They need to know not to chew on your shoes or furniture, for example. They also need to learn when it is good to bark and when it is excessive. In some areas, a dog that barks constantly can get you in trouble with authorities. It certainly can lead to sleep deprivation for your family.
  • Behave Around Others. Ever see someone out in their yard or even in public, and their dog stays right by their side even if they’re not on a leash? If that sounds like heaven to you, dog training for both on-leash and off-leash behavior is how to achieve that wonderful relationship with your dog.
  • Protection Dog Training. If your reason for having a family pet extends to having a four-legged security system, don’t expect they’ll suit that purpose magically. It takes professional dog training to achieve the quality protection you want for you and your family.

Here at Dogs By Andy K-9 Services, we have provided dog training for families and also for dogs that keep the peace at public gatherings and schools, and perform searches at federal prisons and in other situations. Our proven successful methods and dedication to dog obedience are recognized by the AKC. We have more than 30 years of experience, so you can count on us for dog training that will make your dog a joy to have around, at home or in public. Contact us today to learn more.