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My Beloved Friend Becky, March 1999 — September 2011

The Benefits of Training
Your Dog

The benefits of having a trained dog are nearly limitless! From the moment you get your new puppy or dog, here's a run-down of just some of the advantages and benefits:

  • Puppy training provide the opportunity for getting your new family member started off right. Puppy training provide the experiences and opportunities for your puppy to develop interaction skills with other puppies, with people, and in new environments.
  • Puppy socialization has been found to be critical to the psychological health of adult dogs. Puppy training provide the opportunity for this important facet of your puppy's upbringing.
  • Training provides dog owners the skills and knowledge for dealing with common, normal dog behaviors—starting with puppy behaviors such as housetraining and chewing.
  • No matter what age you start training your dog, foundation training provides the basis for any activity, behavior or job you want your dog to do.
  • Training provides dogs with the basic good manners we all want—from polite greeting when guests arrive, to walking nicely on the leash, to coming when called.
  • A trained dog is a fully participating member of the family—what a gift for all of you! A trained dog joins in the fun when company comes, accompanies the family to the kids' sports games, goes with you to visit friends and relatives, goes for hikes, swims, and everything else the family does together.
  • Training enables you to choose from among a broad range of activities and dog sports to participate in and enjoy with your dog such as dog agility, Rally obedience, dancing with your dog, tracking, search and rescue, sledding, water rescue trials, obedience, carting, reading programs, therapy work, and a nearly endless range of fun and philanthropic things to do!
  • Training has been shown to be the single most important thing that keeps a dog in his or her "forever" home.
  • Training builds your mutual bond, enhances the partnership and enriches the relationship you share with your dog. Is there anything better?
  • Having a trained dog is a joy for both you and your dog!

Why Training Your Dog is Important

"Dogs often behave like small children." You've probably heard this comment from fellow dog owners. Puppies, like children, can be sweet, innocent and playful. They're not born with the knowledge of what is proper behavior.

I can help you learn better more effective ways to communicate with your pet. My methods are positive and very effective.

I love dogs, all dogs, big and small, puppy and adult, purebred and mixed. As an ABC Certified Dog Trainer, I have the knowledge and skill to help you enhance the relationship with your canine friend. The key to this relationship is an understanding of your dog's behavior combined with consistent effective training regardless of age. While the best training period is during the puppy months, older dogs are extremely responsive — I believe whoever said "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" just didn't know how.

My training programs teach your dog to accept you as a benevolent leader. The end result will be that your dog will learn to listen to your
cues while you eliminate or curtail unacceptable behavior challenges. This will be accomplished while keeping your dog's tail wagging!

This is positive training that really works, experience the difference.

Paws N’ Effect LLC
Deerfield, NH
Cell: 603-493-0780
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