Dog training school. Pros and cons of boarding training

We are often approached about dog training, and owners often ask if we have the opportunity to take a dog for training with maintenance and how practical is our dog training school in this regard? Let's look at the positives and negatives of keeping a dog at a base during the training period.

If you decide to send your pet for some time to a dog training school (boarding house) - to a maintenance and training center, you must consider all aspects of this choice - all the pros and cons.

Content training is right for you if:

  • you are not yet ready for training;
  • you don't have time to do it;
  • it is not possible to regularly bring a dog;
  • if you are going on a business trip or vacation.

Cons and possible difficulties:

Trouble with distance

You still have to leave (usually far), give and take the dog. A long change in the usual environment, environment, conditions is a big stress for your pet. The dog may become depressed or sick. Despite this, they will pull her, teach, educate and try to subdue her. What will come of it then? Obviously not good.

Lack of time

Dog training in the presence of the owner is useful for two. And even if you decide to send your pet to a dog training school with content, you still need to attend a few classes in order to learn how to understand how to manage a pet. It usually takes 1-2 sessions. But, will a few minutes of your attention when you bring or pick up a dog be enough? The choice is yours.

Food, water, conditions, routine

It is so established that the owner of the dog pays for its food and maintenance at the training school. You can check the conditions of detention (how clean) only outwardly. And to determine if there are parasites, fleas, pliers and mice that carry diseases, you won't be able to fully. It is necessary to provide the pet with food (diet for full development), vitamins, supplements, and dairy food. Dog Feeding Rules – time, proportions and freshness can be disturbed. Also, water can be of different quality - as in humans, there is indigestibility. The dog may have a stomach ache for several days when he drinks different water. Usually the schedule and routine of the dog's regimen is violated (compared to how it was at home). And the dog, accustomed to the schedule of classes and feeding at the boarding house, who arrived home, receives another stress, since in a month she has already become accustomed to a certain schedule at school. Usually, such training takes about a month.

Time limit on your dog

Daily work (1-2 hours a day) with a trainer does not sufficiently compensate for all the attention that a dog receives at home from communication with family members.

You do not see how your dog grows and develops

You do not feel that joy when the pet is not confident, but follows the commands. It's comparable to missing out on your baby starting to walk and talk. After a month of such training, you will see him as an adult. During this period, dogs grow and develop very quickly. Do not forget that the best time for training dogs is the age of up to 1 year.

No way to control

You cannot be present and control the entire training course and the training methods used.

The dog is trained and accustomed to the conditions of the school, the trainer

How obedient will your pet be in the family and elsewhere after training? "Houses and walls help" - the dog is more confident and may be disobedient. This may be due to improper upbringing and permissiveness, and not to the fact that she does not know the commands.

Difficulty with extracurriculars

When the owner of the dog, immediately after the course of training, persistently and a lot checks the accumulated skills of the pet, the stress for the dog doubles.

Dog training

If additional training or adjustments need to be made, the trainer should be called in or the dog taken back to school.

The dog is not obedient

In addition to obeying the trainer and knowing commands, you can see big changes in the behavior of the dog in the family. This is not limited to obedience. After all, obedience is the whole complex of “socialization” in the family, permissibility (permissions), status, reinforcements and other things. How to deal with this, the trainer is unlikely to tell without seeing it personally, and will not be able to correct the mistakes in the behavior of the owners in relation to the dog.

We recommend using this type of dog training in boarding if it is not possible to use another method in which the pet, owner and family receive full support in the upbringing and training of the dog.

Read on to learn more about what we put into our course and you will certainly choose the most suitable dog training school for you and your pet.

author - Konstantin Markin
(animal psychologist, animal trainer)


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