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Puppy Training Classes in Stafford, VA

We provide puppy training classes to the Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford areas.

Welcoming a new puppy into your home can be exciting as well as stressful. Your puppy may be loving and adorable, but he also has not learned how to behave properly inside your home. Puppies often exhibit common behaviors that must be corrected in order for you and your new dog to live happily and harmoniously in the years ahead. Unfortunately, training a dog is easier said than done for many people. At Wag Ur Tail, we provide effective puppy training classes in Stafford VA that deliver the results you need to see.

Problematic Puppy Behaviors

While there are many puppy training classes in Stafford VA that are designed to teach your young dog how to sit, stay and come, these classes may not address the stressful behavioral issues that are frustrating you. Some of the many puppy behaviors that commonly bother new dog owners are:

  • Chewing
  • Digging
  • Excessive barking
  • Poor leash behavior
  • Potty accidents

While some of these behaviors are simply bothersome, others can result in damages that are expensive to repair. Through puppy training classes in Stafford VA at Wag UR Tail, these undesirable behaviors can become a thing of the past. Our lessons are humane and compassionate, and they can produce results in the most stubborn puppies.

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How Dog Training Classes Can Help

Some unwanted puppy behaviors are the result of young dogs simply acting naturally and instinctively. For example, puppies often chew when they are teething. However, chewing that extends beyond the teething stage as well as barking and other behaviors may be the result of dogs that are bored or lonely. Some dogs misbehave when they are afraid or stressed in other ways. Private dog training classes from Wag UR Tail utilize proven strategies that are tailored to the dog’s unique needs.

We know how frustrating it can be to try to teach your dog proper in-home behaviors on your own. You may repeat your same lessons or commands repeatedly and consistently, but you may see minimal results from your efforts. Some dog owners think that they are using the right techniques consistently, but they may actually be confusing their dog. As a result, the dog may continue to have accidents in the home, to destroy shoes and furniture through chewing and to display other unwanted behaviors. At Wag UR Tail, we identify the cause of your puppy’s behaviors so that we can produce the results that you need to see.

Our Effective Puppy Training Solutions

Many puppy training classes in Stafford VA are group classes, and these can be stressful for you and your dog. Your dog may easily be distracted by other dogs. He can lose focus, and he may not concentrate on the lessons being taught. More than that, the lessons are not tailored to meet your dog’s specific needs. In many cases, group lessons may not yield the results that the owner is hoping for. At Wag UR Tail, we provide several solutions for private dog training classes. These solutions are designed to accommodate your goals as well as the amount of time that you can personally invest in puppy training. More than that, they can produce the quick results that you need while also providing you with useful strategies and commands that can be utilized at home.

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Private Dog Training Classes and Lessons

Wag Ur Tail provides two solutions for puppy training classes in Stafford VA. One solution is private classes with focused lessons. We work directly with you and your dog one-on-one to help you overcome the most problematic behaviors first. This involves identifying the cause of the behaviors and targeting those causes directly. We will teach you commands that can be used consistently at home so that you can reinforce the lessons that are taught in class.

The other puppy training solution that we provide is a 2-week boarding program. With the boarding program, your puppy will live in our home and will receive constant and positive reinforcement. Through this intensive program, your puppy will learn how to behave as expected inside the home. To ensure superior results, we only accept one dog into this program at a time. Puppies are never crated, which ensures that they receive our full attention at all times. At the end of the program, we spend ample time teaching you how to consistently apply these lessons consistently in your own home.

The Benefits of Puppy Socialization Classes

Dogs are naturally social animals, but that does not mean that they will always behave as desired around other dogs and people. Some dogs are overly aggressive or excitable around other dogs and people. They may not listen to your commands well in these situations. We provide puppy socialization classes that can acclimate your young dog to these situations and that will teach him how to behave as desired. It can be frustrating to do something as simple as take your dog on a walk around the block or to have a friend visit your home when your dog is not properly socialized. Through our socialization classes, you can see a dramatic improvement in your dog’s social behavior.

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Call Us Today for Puppy Training Classes in Stafford VA

It is never too late to teach a dog how to behave properly, but the best time to schedule puppy training classes in Stafford VA is when your dog is young. Many people become so stressed by unwanted behaviors that they ultimately surrender their dog. This outcome is unnecessary because we provide the effective puppy training classes in Stafford VA that you need.

Regardless of what your challenges are, we are ready to help. Puppy training begins when you schedule a consultation with Wag Ur Tail. Through a consultation, we can determine the training program that may be most effective for your dog. Contact Wag Ur Tail for a personalized consultation today.
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Reviews from Wag Ur Tail Dog Training alumni speak for themselves:

We did a 6-session private lesson package, and even after one there was a major improvement! The lessons were straightforward and kept simple so that we knew exactly what to practice and keep an eye out for at home and when we worked with [our dog] in public.

Brittany Spangler

Mike has helped me not to be anxious and how to take control of my puppy. He answers emails right away and never tires of my questions . . . In the two lessons we have had so far, my puppy can go up and down stairs, comes when called (still a work in progress), will walk right with me off his leash, and stays when we are outside.

Leanne Southland

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