How To Welcome A New Puppy Into Your Family

It doesn’t matter if you live in the San Francisco area or any other area of the country, your dog is going to be a very important part of your life. As a matter of fact, many people consider the dog to be an extension of the family and they may even treat them better than the human members of the family in some cases. Although I am not advocating that type of infrastructure within the family, I am admitting that it does exist but there are times when problems could occur. This is especially the case if you have an animal that does not fit well in the family. What can be done to keep this from happening or to correct the problem, should it exist.

First of all, it’s important for me to say that having a good dog starts with the most basic puppy training that is available. The type of training that you do is going to depend upon you and the Bay area dog training classes that you take. It is generally recommended that the dog be a certain age before the training begins and this is something that can be discussed with the trainer in advance. In either case, you are going to want to start with some basic puppy obedience even before those classes start. For example, you would want to teach your dog how to go to the bathroom outside and to correct some of the problems that can occur with puppies, such as chewing.

Once you are able to take the puppy to classes, you will find that the learning is quite accelerated. Understanding the basic obedience commands can make a dog a more welcome part of the family and can certainly make them pleasant to have around. You should also consider the fact that a well-trained dog is going to be a safe dog, as it will listen to your commands if danger is looming. Simply having your dog sit on command is going to have many benefits, not even to mention having them come on command or stay when told to do so.

As your dog begins to understand the basic obedience commands, you might consider the possibility of taking advanced classes. Those advanced classes are not simply for an animal that is undergoing a specific purpose, such as one that is going to be shown regularly. Advanced obedience classes can help you to develop more of a bond with your dog and can reinforce the basic obedience commands that were established early in their life.

There may also be times when the obedience classes that were given early in life were unsuccessful. Your dog may develop aggressive tendencies or perhaps may have problems, such as excessive barking or digging. When these problems occur, it’s a good idea for you to contact a dog trainer that is going to give you specialized training and advice. By coming to your home and providing the training in your area, your dog will develop the characteristics that are desirable.

The Top Ten Reasons To Train Your Dog

How many of the millions of dogs that are killed every year in shelters and rescue organizations come from homes where owners never thought to train or socialize their dogs? Too many. Most of the dogs I see in shelters and rescue organizations are there because the dogs got too big after growing up, or owners never took the time to train their puppies or dogs when they brought the dog home. Puppy training is vital to a healthy and happy dog and to keep pets out of shelters. Regardless of how you end up together and at what age, a canine is never too old or too young to be trained or socialized. In fact, if you stop training or socializing your dog to new sounds, smells, environments, people and other dogs, their behavior will likely get worse not better.

While some breeds are inherently more intelligent than others and some work harder and are more driven, any dog can be trained and socialized to some extent. To what extent is for you to figure out and to explore together. Just as you would want the best for your children and want them to achieve all that they can in life, as a pet guardian it is your responsibility to bring out the best in your dog and to achieve the best family pet and canine good citizen possible.

It is important to remind yourself that dogs don’t come into this world speaking English, Swahili or any other language. They understand and respond better to body language and actions then human words. If you want to train your dog fast and efficiently, speak less and be cognizant of your body language, facial movements and actions. Most professional dog trainers and people who use dogs for work employ subtle hand, feet, arm, leg movement and facial expressions, rather than verbal language, to converse with their dogs. We need to teach dogs through positive reward based training how to make those associations and to do the requests that we want them to perform. Once you understand canines and how to communicate with one another your relationship will blossom and form into the one you dreamt of, a great bond with your best friend.

Here are just a few of the reasons to dog train. Always consider health and age when training and exercising a dog.

1) So you don’t end up in a bad relationship and so your dog/s don’t end up abandoned and in a shelter or rescue organization.
2) Humans have problems in their relationships when communication breaks down. Relationships amongst canines have to be clear and simple. KISS (keep it simple stupid) is a great reminder when trying to communicate with your dog. Train your best friend to make your lives together happy and last a life time.
3) So you, family, friends, or anyone your dog/s encounter don’t get molested, jumped on, harassed or bitten.
4) So you can take your dog confidently anywhere dogs are allowed in public.
5) To instill a sense of pride and confidence in your pup.
6) To instill confidence in your dog and make them want to train and behave more to please you.
7) Why did you get your dog? Whatever the reason, train your dog to enhance your relationship and bond with them.
8) Want to set a great example in your neighborhood and wherever you go together? Train your dog to set a great example for all of your friends and fellow dog owners.
9) Your trained dog will help teach your other dogs good behavior so they have a great role model to follow.
10) Training your dog is just plain fun and cool!

You Want Me To Train Where?

Can’t find the time to train? Life too hectic? Too much to do?
We all have good intentions. Sometimes life just gets in the way. We put off what we know we should do.

When it comes to dog training, we all want a well behaved dog but it can be difficult to find the time to teach the dog what we want. They won’t figure it out by themselves, as much as we’d like to think so.

One thing we all do – is go to the bathroom…
What? What has that got to do with dog training?
Dog training is about finding opportunity to reinforce behaviours you want to see more of. When I go to a client’s house, I tell them one of the ways to get more of a behaviour is to capture it! That means watch for something the dog naturally offers and want to see more of, such as sit or down, or a cute head tilt and reward it! The more something is rewarded, the more it will occur. When you are sitting around watching TV or at the computer and your dog naturally settles into a relaxed down (on one hip), quietly reward it.

I don’t suggest teaching everything this way as it can take a long time but I do recommend it as an adjunct to training with luring and shaping.
I recommend keeping small containers with treats in various rooms, ready to use as rewards.

Here is where the bathroom comes into the picture. Don’t worry, I won’t get too personal!

I know, without a doubt, my dog will offer a big long stretch when I am in the bathroom. At first I didn’t do much about it and simply thought, isn’t that cute.

Then the trainer part of my brain kicked in. I decided to keep a small container of treats handy, (on the back of the toilet) in all my bathrooms. From that moment on, every morning, I began marking (“yes”) and rewarding that spontaneous stretch.

It didn’t take long before I was able to add a verbal signal. I tried to think of something snappy and fun but all I came up with was “stretch”. I’m not terribly creative that way but I do have a great behaviour on cue now!
That got me thinking of all the behaviours you could train while in the bathroom: sit stay, down stay, targeting, back up, sit pretty, play bow, high five, eye contact, play dead, go to mat.

It all depends on your imagination and creativity!
It may sound like a crazy thing but I suggest you pay attention to what your dog does when you are in the bathroom. Does he lie down? Reward it! Does he sit? Reward it! Does he play bow? Reward it! Does he spin? Definitely reward it!
Your family and friends may wonder why you have a container of dog treats in the bathroom but so what, you’ll be having fun with your dog!

Common Defecation Problems in Dogs

At some point, your dog may experience defecation problems. It is normal for a dog to have one or two stools per day. Dogs that have not passed stools for several days or dogs that pass loose stools need proper treatment.

Dog Constipation

Constipation occurs when a dog has difficulty defecating. The longer feces stay in the colon, the harder they are to pass through the dog. This results in hard stools that can cause straining.


Constipation commonly occurs in older dogs. There are several causes of constipation. Some dogs simply don’t drink enough water, which makes it difficult for the colon to pass the feces. Eating foreign materials such as paper, cloth, plants and bones can obstruct the colon and make it difficult to defecate. In addition, some drugs may cause constipation as a side effect.
Constipation can be prevented by ensuring that the dog has access to clean water at all times. If your dog is in the house or locked up often, provide multiple opportunities throughout the day to defecate. Keep garbage away from the dog. Bone chips can cause constipation, so if you want your dog to chew on something, use biscuits instead.

If your dog continues to have problems with constipation, your vet can prescribe a laxative. Laxatives draw water into the colon and aid in the elimination of feces. Your vet may also recommend a high-fiber dog food. Wheat bran, Metamucil and canned pumpkin are useful in treating constipation.
DiarrheaDiarrhea in dogs can frequently be traced to parasites in the diet. Some common types of worms that cause diarrhea in dogs include hookworms, roundworms, giardia and threadworms. Dogs are scavengers and will often eat garbage and other things that are not digestible. If this is not vomited out, they will come out in the form of diarrhea.

Diarrhea can also be caused by change in a diet as well as a viral or bacterial infection. The diarrhea is often more serious and accompanied by vomiting and loss of appetite.

Diarrhea is characterized by loose and runny stools. Diarrhea may sometimes be accompanied by fever, loss of appetite, weight loss and lethargy. Diarrhea that is black often signals internal bleeding and should be examined by a vet immediately. If the diarrhea continues for beyond one day, you should also see a vet for treatment.

The vet will assess the dog’s condition. He or she will check to see if the dog is dehydrated. Blood tests will be performed, and a stool sample may be analyzed. Ultrasounds, radiographs, cultures and biopsies may also be performed, depending on your dog’s condition.
Diarrhea is not typically life-threatening, and it can be easily prevented. Keep your dog current on flea medications and vaccinations. Limit your dog’s access to garbage and foreign objects. If you plan to switch your dog’s food, do it gradually to avoid upsetting the dog’s stomach.

Everything You Should Know About Dog Arthritis

dog, cute, petDog arthritis is a degenerative joint disease that can result in pain and a reduced quality of life for your dog. It causes stiffness in the joints, which can make everyday activities, such as playing, running, climbing and even walking, unbearable for a dog. Although arthritis cannot be cured, it can be treated through diet, moderate exercise, medications and a supplement or two.

Types of Dog Arthritis

Here are the main types of arthritis found in dogs.
Osteoarthritis – This is the most common form of arthritis in dogs. It results in the loss of cartilage between the bones. Cartilage acts as a buffer to protect bones. When the cartilage wears away, swelling and pain develop. Obesity and wear and tear are the most common causes.

Rheumatoid arthritis – This form of arthritis is caused by a problem with the dog’s immune system. The body attacks healthy cells and tissue, resulting in a slow erosion of the bones’ cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis is most common in smaller dogs.


Infective arthritis – This is caused by a type of infection in the joints. It can be caused by an injury to the joint or affect the dog through the bloodstream. It can cause lameness and if left untreated, can be life-threatening or result in amputation of the joint.

Acute traumatic arthritis – This is caused by trauma to the joint. The trauma can be repetitive motion or a one-time incident, such as a car accident. It often starts out with symptoms such as pain and swelling. It is important to have the dog treated promptly to prevent long-term damage to the affected joint.

Drug-induced arthritis – Some antibiotics, including penicillin, cause arthritis as a side effect. However, this is rare and once the antibiotics are discontinued, the dog returns to normal health.

Idiopathic arthritis – This is a type of arthritis with no known cause. A vet will often make this diagnosis after all diagnosis options have been exhausted.

Treating dog arthritis

There are several medications often used to improve mobility and reduce pain caused by arthritis. Aspirin is the most commonly-used drug, but it does carry the risk of side effects. Carprofen and Etodolac considered to be very safe and are more powerful than aspirin.

Glyco-flex and Cosequin include glucosamine and chondroitin as their main ingredients. These dietary supplements help build new cartilage in the dog’s joints. Adequan is effective if used in the early stages of dog arthritis. It works to prevent inflammation and destruction of cartilage.

Surgery can be performed in some cases. Some dog owners have also used acupuncture with favorable results, but there is little scientific evidence supporting it as a viable form of arthritis treatment.


Work with your vet to create a diet and exercise plan for your dog. Your dog will still need daily exercise, but it cannot be too strenuous, or it can cause further damage to your dog’s joints. A healthy, balanced diet with vitamins and supplements will keep your dog fit and help him shed some pounds if he is overweight. Being overweight causes extra pressure on the joints and can exacerbate the pain and inflammation. By following your vet’s recommendations, your dog can still live a long and fulfilling life despite having arthritis.

Dogs and Food Aggression

A dog that has food aggression, also known as canine possession aggression (CPA), can be a potentially dangerous, or violent one at meal time. While they may be sweet as pie otherwise, the introduction of food, treats or a tasty rawhide suddenly transforms them into a snarling beast. You, as the alpha dog, should be able to approach their food bowl without any glaring, growling, or snapping. If your pup tends to snatch up their treat and run away with ears and head hanging low, it’s probably a good idea to start correcting this behavior before it exacerbates. So, what’s the link between dogs and food aggression?

You’ve Lost Your Role As Leader

More often than not, a dog develops food aggression because they don’t view you as the leader of the pack. Why is this important? Out in the wild, wolves and feral dogs roam in packs. The leader, or alpha, gets their fill of a meal first. The remaining pack members get their share afterward. If Fido doesn’t view you as the alpha, they’ll instead view you as the thief who is trying to steal their meal away.

Tips to Correct the Problem

Any kind of aggressive behavior exhibited by your dog should be corrected immediately. While it’s always a good idea to keep any toddlers away from the dog while they’re eating, you should never have to fear your dog, whether they’re eating, playing or gnawing on a bone. If your dog is very aggressive, it’s probably best to get in touch with a local trainer that can work closely with you. Otherwise, here are some tips on how you can reverse the behavior:

Establish a feeding time and stick with it. Choose a time of day that is quiet to allow the dog to eat in a peaceful, calm environment. Trying to feed the dog while the kids are rushing off to school will only create stress and put Fido on edge. If they can relax, and eat in peace, they will be less inclined to be aggressive.

Start by leaving the dog bowl empty at feeding time. Ensure that food only touches the bowl because you put it there. Let your dog see that you’re the one who provides the kibble! Start with small handfuls, adding more only after the previous handful has been eaten. At this point, they should be more than happy to have you around their bowl.

Now that your dog is comfortable with you handling and being near their food, you can attempt to give them a full bowl. Only do so after you’ve instructed your dog to sit or stay. Be sure that the food is left untouched until you give the command. A simple, “Okay” is all you need.

Routinely call your dog over to you while they are eating. Reward them with a treat each time they follow through with your instruction.

Remember, it takes time to change a dog’s behavior. Give each step two weeks before moving on the next. Some dogs may need more time, so don’t rush the process. Be patient and diligent! If things get out of hand, or you have difficulty resolving the situation, contact a certified dog trainer for help.

Sometimes Even Heroes Need Assistance

When our Heroes return from conflicts around the world it is often not just their physical injuries that need healing. More and more assistance dogs are being used to help the rehabilitation of our wounded heroes.

Assistance dogs have been used in civilian life to assist the hearing impaired, visually impaired and physically disabled members of society for many years and these charities have established a network of centres to help and assist members of the public. A new charity is hoping to use assistance dogs to assist our brave men and women injured in the line of duty.

Hounds for Heroes is one such charity that is training willing, fit and healthy dogs to enhance the quality of life for wounded service personnel and members of the civilian emergency services.

The cost of training an assistance dog and its upkeep for life is in the order of $50,000 which the charity needs, to ensure there is no burden on the injured hero during the dogs lifetime.

The most suitable dogs for this type of assistance are Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherd Dogs. These breeds have been identified by trainers as the most suitable for therapy due to their intelligence and ability to interact with humans without over reacting to them. Dogs are usually donated by their breeders and only one pup per litter is taken to minimise genetic problems.

Training of the dogs takes the form of 14 months of basic training with a volunteer family followed by a further 8 months of training before the dog can be placed with its permanent owner. This process produces dogs that are steady and reliable and well socialised to remain secure in all situations.
As well as providing help for the injured person to cope and adjust to life after an injury the dogs offer assistance such as opening doors fetching items and any task that will assist the injured person.

The other benefit of having a canine partner is that the owner must also engage in a two way partnership and learn how to care for their dog. This provides a form of therapy in itself as the injured person must provide care for the dog such as feeding, grooming and exercise. There are other responsibilities that are required such as the correct practice, on the street and in shops, gives the injured person a new focus to assist in their rehabilitation.

Your Good Dog Training Guide Should Have These Elements

Good dog training is not just a walk in a park. In fact, it involves patience, solid strategies, and enough time to succeed. Nearly all inexperienced dog possessors fail in training their pets due to lack of knowledge on what to do, or becoming frustrated for having unresponsive dogs. This failure directs them to resorting on different good dog training guides available. Of course, many resources are available but not all of these contain relevant information on how to train your dogs. So, what does a good training guide have? Let us find out.

Lifetime value

Some manuals on good dog training just focus on the puppy years, and tend to lose value after the dog’s first year of life. They teach owners into going through potty trainings and behavioral issues that puppies normally have. But they have insufficient information on how to deal with dogs. This is pretty shallow because training and breaking older dogs’ habits is more difficult than puppy training. Therefore, choosing books which covers the lifespan of your pet is of the essence. Well-trained dogs do not exhibit behavior issues such as obedience. However, there are few habits like aggressiveness that owners need to correct as they grow.

Steering

Good dog teaching will become a success if owners understand the basic ideas behind it. Books on training dogs should begin with basic concepts and gradually guide you towards the advanced methods. An unambiguous easy-to-follow instruction for different tasks and chapters must be shown in an organized way according to skill level. Inferior good dog teaching books combine broad categories that confuse beginners on where and how to start. If possible, referencing topics within the book must be done as it is improbable to memorize everything that is written on it.

Support

Of course, regardless of how confident one is with their abilities, there will come a time when questions will arise. During these times, finding a good dog training resource offering support is ideally a great way of ensuring that answers will be found. This is something that is most evident on dog teaching manuals found online since plenty of them do provide email assistance. Support networks are great means in boosting one’s confidence when on the verge of breaking down.

Illustrations

Through reinforcement, humans learn things efficiently. This is another reason why manuals for dog guidance have numerous illustrations and pictures. Dog teaching is somewhat precise science. And it is possible that misinterpretations without visual references are achieved. Having figures and images will provide another method for many owners who wish to train their dogs.
Dog teaching should be a fun experience. It should build stronger bonds between owners and their pets; but it also can end up being a nightmare. That is, if things become messy. Good dog teaching guides should feature what we mentioned above and teach owners on how steps are implemented. Manuals that fail to achieve this are not as appropriately written and informative as it should be.

Best Dog Breeds For Babies And Children

I’m often approached and asked by families considering getting a dog, what breed we would recommend for small children. We always ensure that first and foremost the family is aware of the commitment in taking on a dog or puppy. A dog can aid children in confidence growth but it is vital you ensure you get the best fit for each personal situation. Sadly many dogs found in rescue centres are a result of little research into the breed of dog and training required, especially where young children are involved.

Looks are often the first attraction when choosing a breed. In truth, temperament and characteristics should be the primary consideration, especially when young children are involved. There are many things to consider and it can be confusing so let’s take a look at some of them.

Puppy or adult

There are benefits to both so you will need to think carefully about your own situation and circumstances. Getting an adult dog which has previous history of living with children of a similar age can be advantageous. They may already be trained and calmer than a puppy however it would not be advisable to take on a dog without knowing its full history when young children are considered. Puppies on the other hand offer you with the option to train it yourself whilst growing within the child’s environment. However, puppies are very demanding and require consistent training. They also tire quickly which sometimes frustrates children who wish to play. Small pups can get under foot so care needs to be taken when children are running round.


Size and energy levels

Firstly, you must consider your living environment as this will determine the best size of dog for your family. It is often a misconception that smaller dogs do not need as much room or exercise as bigger dogs and will be easier for young children to handle. Some small breed dogs have boundless energy requiring gardens and lots of exercise. High energy dogs are not always a good match with children due to their frantic nature. Consider if you have the time to give the dog the walks it requires. Certain small breeds, such as Pomeranians, are also unsuitable due to their bossy nature and Chihuahuas can be very nervy. Both these characteristics can result in an over protective or snappy nature.
Some large breeds such as German Shepherds are considered fantastic around children yet there stature and strength can often be overpowering and can knock younger children off their feet.

Medium sized dogs are not too small to trip over and not too big to knock kiddies over so this is an ideal size when taking everything into consideration.

Temperament
At a young age, children do not always understand the necessity of calm and gentle actions around dogs and may cause unintended roughness though chasing, shouting and pull at ears and tails etc. Although not intended in a threatening manner, the dog will not understand this and may try to defend itself. We therefore always advise that the breed temperament is fundamental in the decision making process as you will want a breed that is tolerant of younger children.
Firstly consider the breed type ie what was the dog bred to do. This element is often overlooked yet it important to understand each breeds natural instinct. Herding dogs, such as Border Collies, have a strong chase drive, and guard dogs, such as Rottweiler’s and Dobermans can be over protective. Gun dogs, on the other hand, have a retrieving instinct that can lend itself to playing with children. Essentially you want to look for a breed with playful, social and patient characteristics.
It is important to note that a dog from a particular breed that may not be considered ‘child friendly’ has the potential, with the correct upbringing, socialisation and training, to be a fantastic addition to a family with younger children.

Intelligence / Training

Whether you intend to introduce a puppy or adult to young children, it is best to look for a breed which is easily trainable. Training requires dedication and consistency so it is imperative that you seek out a responsive breed that is willing to learn. Some breeds, for example Boxers, can be stubborn and challenging when it comes to training. They require an experienced and dedicated owner whereas Poodles are eager to learn and learn fast which is ideal for a family with younger children.

All dogs, whether puppies or adult dogs will need training when being introduced into a new family environment. First and foremost we always highlight the fact that small children must always be supervised around dogs. It is always advisable to socialise puppies with small children, even if you do not have children of your own. You never know when family members or children on the park may approach your dog in later life.

Owning a dog can be a fantastic learning opportunity for children however, they must learn how to respect them. The caring process can be shared between adults and children, which is a good way to teach responsibility, so involve children in grooming and feeding for example.
Teach children clear behavioural dos’ and don’ts when around dogs. Firstly, always use a gentle hand with any dog. Do not allow children to tease, carry, play aggressive games or force themselves onto the dog. It is not a toy. A friendly dog who wishes to interact will often approach the children so allow this natural process to take place. Keep children away from the dogs when it is sleeping or feeding as they are often in a state where they may go into protective mode.

Advise children to keep their face away from a dogs face and do not put hands over a dogs head. If a child wishes to be affectionate, ensure the dog is in a relaxed frame of mind and touch on chest or behind ears as dogs find this less threatening.

We often make the mistake of believing that dogs are like humans, therefore believing that children are safe around them. With correct interaction and an understanding of canine body language and postures, a trusting relationship can be possible.

Work From Home by Starting Your Own Dog Training Business

If you enjoy dogs and would like to have your very own small business, what about considering starting up a dog training business?

You will be spending your time handling wonderful animals instead of being chained to a desk. If you are seeking flexibility to follow your passion and you also enjoy working with animals, this could be an ideal business plan for you.

There are no 9- 5 days for a dog training businessperson simply because you’re able to decide when to work. Furthermore, you are able to choose if you wish to do group dog training, one-on-one classes, or both. You also can decide if you would like the dogs to come to your property for training or maybe you would prefer to go to the dog’s home location.

One of the most attractive parts of being a dog trainer is that you can go anywhere in the world and your services will be needed. There’s no need to be tied down to one location if you like to be on the move.

A lot of people are seeking dog training work, and your small business could possibly be the ideal place for their expertise. Your staff may also provide further services like dog walking to help the dogs in between sessions and improve your profits.

Dog training can be a very rewarding career and while the lure of working with animals is an appealing factor, the truth is you will more than likely be working more closely with people.
Dog Trainers are in high demand! If you think you have the skills to train a dog, this may be the business for you!
Look at dog training as a service industry within any area. Becoming a certified dog trainer will certainly give you some standing within any community and someone who possesses the skills to help people meet a growing need for teaching dogs the skills to fit into society.
Finding a good training program however, may be a little difficult for some. Here are at least five requirements any dog certificate training course should have:
#1 Any course should look at a history of dog training. Going back as far as the 1900’s is preferred and this section will also compare different training methods not just in the canine world but within the animal world in general.
#2 There should be a module looking at the difference between training canines and human learning. This is a very crucial aspect and leads into such areas as negative and positive re-enforcement of the animal, punishment strategies and conditioned animal responses.
#3 A look at dog behaviour is required. You may think you understand your dog but a training course will teach you a whole lot more. This includes such topics as developmental behaviour, behavioural genetics, body language, social development and the characteristics of different breeds.
#4 You will need to learn how to design a class. In other words, how to structure it, what to include in the course and what materials will be required, counselling owners, knowing how to speak with and motivate dog handlers and how to select your clientele.
#5 There will definitely need to be a business module within the certification dog training course. Knowing how to start a business is important and knowing how to maintain it is equally as important.
Before registering for a dog training school, do your research. Ask a variety of questions about methods which are taught and what’s contained in the curriculum.
A very good dog training school ought to include business managing education in establishing a dog training business. Also, look for schools that contain an array of canine psychology and behaviour, along with teach how to create dog training courses for customers.
Once you have acquired your certificate in dog training you can start to set up your own business.
Firstly; decide what you would like your business name to be. Be certain to put what you’re providing within the title, for example Joe’s Dog Training Service. This way your prospects are certain they are calling for what they’re looking for.
Secondly; legalize your business. Go to your state’s business website and register your business. To find your local government office does a search for “running a business in [your state]
Thirdly; is to get insurance. This is very important. You can never predict if you may be bit or maybe if the dog will bite another person or any other dog. You can invest in insurance protection via ADPT which is a connection for dog trainers. This organization provides extensive valuable benefits to its membership.
Fourthly; get your paperwork in order. You need to be sure you have got a signed training application to understand the dog’s history. To purchase professional paperwork, you can visit the Business Forms Store.
Last but not least; is to work on getting clients. This will probably be the toughest and most time-consuming part of starting off your dog training business. Websites are most often the simplest way to draw in clients because most people search for what they need on the internet.
You may also get testimonials and referrals from local veterinarians and dog breeders as well a pet supply store.
Those two are the best techniques for finding clients. When you happen to be in business for some time, you will begin to get customers by word of mouth marketing.