Local Dog Trainers
A well-trained dog is a joy to have around. He is welcomed almost anywhere
because he behaves around people and around other dogs. He knows how to
stay, and he comes when called. He’s a pleasure to take for a walk, and he can
be let loose for a run in the park. He can be taken on trips and family outings.
He is truly a member of the family.
The most important benefit for your dog is your safety, the safety of others, and his own safety. A dog that listens and does what he’s told rarely gets into trouble. Instead of being a slave to a leash or a line, a trained dog is truly a free dog — he can be trusted to stay when told, not to jump on people, to come when called, and not to chase a cat across the road.
Obedience competitions for companion dogs date back to the early 1930s, and the first obedience trial under American Kennel Club (AKC) rules took place in 1936. The purpose of obedience trials, as stated in the AKC Obedience Regulations, is to “demonstrate the dog’s ability to follow specified routines in the obedience ring and emphasize the usefulness of the purebred dog as a companion of man.”
At some point, you will probably need to leave your dog behind while you travel. Though it is not easy to leave her, you want to be sure your dog has a safe, comfortable place to stay while you are gone. If you are considering boarding your dog, ask your friends and your vet who they recommend. Then, call several boarding kennels to learn more. Here are a few local links for you to check out!