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Christmas is over, and everyone is hopefully enjoying their new Christmas gifts. If you are one of the lucky ones who received a puppy for Christmas, dog training is your next step. Becoming a dog owner is one of the best things you could ever experience; you get a fluffy and adorable best friend who will be loyal for life! And while it is fun to be a dog owner, you also need to consider how your dog’s behavior affects your life and the life of others.

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As a new dog owner, you will be undoubtedly frustrated with your dog peeing everywhere and chewing your things. While you might at first dismiss it as “puppy behavior” if you don’t take care of this right away, it could become a lifelong problem.

While we believe that ALL dogs are trainable, you are definitely at an advantage with a puppy. Puppies are young and will learn much quicker than older dogs. And when you train them at a young age you will prevent bad habits from forming.

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Benefits of Early Dog Training

As we stated before, you will prevent bad habits from forming. When we train older dogs, some happen to have bad habits that we need to break. If your puppy does not have them, then the training will concentrate on just learning to behave.

Your puppy will learn to socialize with other pets and people. Getting your dog used to seeing other people and animals outside of your home will prevent accidents. Many dogs that are not socialize at an early age tend to have problems with other dogs and strangers resulting in fights.

Dog training will build a stronger relationship between you and your dog. If you take our private lessons, your dog will learn from you and will respond to you! In addition, having a relationship where your dog can listen and behave will create a happier atmosphere for both.

We hope you consider training your new puppy! If you are ready to take this step, call Wag Ur Tail Dog Training at at (540) 834-8353. We service Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas.