If you have a dog at home that has become unruly, or that you have never trained to a high degree, you might be wondering about dog training. Residential dog training for adolescent dogs allows you to take back control, and have the assistance from experts in the field. With residential dog training your dog will live and train with professional instructors over the course of a few weeks in most cases, learning how to behave in everyday simple tasks and scenarios, as well as specific training programmes on how to behave in emergency situations and different locations. There are many different facets to dog training, and with residential dog training your adolescent pet will be able to grow and learn how to behave in a wide range of situations, leading to a much easier, safer, and fun life with your beloved pet.
As part of the process your dog will live with a professional instructor, or team of instructors in a relaxed and loving environment. It ensures that your dog is learning new tricks and manners in an environment that is comfortable and familiar. For example, they will learn how to behave at home, or out for a walk, rather than in a kennel environment, which can often be overcrowded and bring pressures of its own.
Residential dog programmes can take anywhere between 2 to 6-weeks. The length of time will depend on the specific training requirements that you have for your dog. Your dog will receive intensive training sessions over the course of the residential programme, learning commands over a short period of time, but in a way that is effective and really sticks. By having a dog live with trainers as part of a residential programme ensures that they are learning all the time, and not just for short bursts, hour-long sessions once a week for example. It is the fastest and most effective way for an adolescent dog to learn new commands that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Having a constant one on one lesson is much more likely to succeed. It is the same when learning as a human – think about how much more likely you are to learn with one single teacher or tutor, or small groups, rather than in a class of 30-people. It is the same with your dog – they are much more likely to respond to a small situation with direct attention than be lost in a busy kennel.
It is also vital that you, as the dog owner, are also trained in how to handle your dog safely and effectively. That is why it is important to find a residential dog training provider that speaks to you in thorough detail prior to the beginning of training. They should want to find out more about you as a person, what the home is like and how the dog interacts with you and your family. Depending on all of this, and your intentions for your adolescent dog, residential training can be provided that fits those specific needs and those of your dog.