As third generation dog trainers serving Daytona Beach and the surrounding Central Florida community, we have met our fair share of furry friends in need of some obedience training. Our mission is to leave no dog behind, and we firmly believe that every dog is worth saving. All it takes is a little training and discipline.
When we add a new member to our family, there is always an adjustment period. In order to live in harmony, we must understand different personalities, motivations, and energy levels. Adding a dog to your pack is no different!
Here are some of the main ways training your dog will improve both of your lives:
Quality of life
Perhaps the most rewarding outcome of training is how it vastly improves the lives of both you and your four-legged friend. By engaging in professional dog obedience training, you will learn what motivates your dog and how to reinforce positive behavior. Dogs long to please their human companions, so understanding how to communicate with your dog is key to a lifetime of happiness for both of you.
Dogs are social creatures. They enjoy the company of other dogs and people, so helping your dog be more social is great for their mental health.
If your dog suffers from aggression towards other dogs or humans, oftentimes it is simply a lack of understanding of their own language. This usually happens as a result of poor socialization during the puppy stage of life and undeveloped psychology.
Our K9 training specialist will work with your dog to address these concerns while building their confidence. Once your dog is ready, we will introduce them to other dogs and humans in a controlled and safe environment. This leads to a happy, well-socialized pup!
Relieve anxiety and aggression
Is your dog terrified of being left alone? Perhaps on walks it barks at the neighbor’s dog or chases after the mailman. These are all incredibly common responses to a dog’s undeveloped psychology. While many dogs suffer from various forms of aggression or anxiety, there is hope. With thoughtful training from a professional K9 behavioral specialist, these issues can be resolved.
Our K9 Rehabilitation Program is designed to provide the foundation for alleviating these fears and aggressions and making sure your dog gets the help they deserve. We offer a range of options from private in-home sessions to a 6 week boot camp rehab.
Exercise and mental stimulation
Once your dog has mastered basic commands, there are a number of more advanced training sessions we provide that ensure your dog maintains a healthy, active lifestyle. Examples of these types of activities include swimming, agility courses, off-leash control, bicycling with your dog and more.
Besides the physical benefits your dog will experience, dog training also provides dogs an outlet for mental stimulation. Just like humans like working on a puzzle, dogs enjoy games and learning new skills.
Create a deeper bond
Your dog is constantly looking to you for approval. As social creatures, they want to please us and dog obedience training provides the perfect opportunity. When both you and your dog are invested and working towards a common goal, it’s fun for everyone!
By creating a shared language with your pet, you’ll be able to provide a nurturing, safe environment for your dog’s unique personality to blossom.
Get started training today
Russell’s K9 Academy is here to help you improve the life of your four-legged friend. With many years of experience training the dogs of Daytona Beach, FL, you know your dog will be in good hands. To learn more, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
We hope to hear from you soon!