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Puppy Training Classes

Servicing the Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford areas.

At Wag Ur Tail, we are committed to helping you and your pet live harmoniously in the years to come. Dogs must receive proper training in order to learn how to behave in your home. Good behavior does not come naturally in most dogs. While professional dog training can be successful regardless of the dog’s age, the best time to training your furry friend is while he is still a pup. Wag Ur Tail offers effective puppy training classes in Fredericksburg Virginia and throughout the local area, and we are available to set up an in-home consultation so that you can learn about the tailored approach we will take to address your challenges.

The Importance of Training Your Puppy

Dogs have a tendency to exhibit undesirable behaviors that can be frustrating for pet owners. They may bark incessantly, cause expensive property damage by chewing, dig holes in the yard and more. As puppies grow larger and stronger, poor behavior while walking on a leash can become problematic. Potty accidents are also common, and they can create a stinky mess, ruin flooring and have other negative effects.

One of the more common reasons why pet owners decide to surrender their dog is because of poor behavior. This is a heartbreaking experience for the dog and the owner, and it can be avoided with effective puppy training classes . Wag Ur Tail takes a different and proven approach to dog training. We provide private classes with customized instruction that addresses the specific and problematic behavioral issues that you are dealing with today.

Common Puppy Training Challenges

Training a puppy is unfortunately more challenging than many pet owners initially assume. Pet owners may not be consistent in their efforts, and they may employ the wrong efforts. For example, your first inclination may be to punish a dog, but diversion, refocusing and positive reinforcement are better solutions in specific cases. Some puppies misbehave because they simply do not know better. Others misbehave because they are lonely, fearful or bored. When pet owners do not identify the reason for the poor behavior and create a strategic plan that addresses that reason, the results of training may be ineffective.

You may have had minimal luck with your own efforts at dog training, and you may be frustrated by a lack of results form a group puppy training class. Group classes teach basic skills, such as sitting, staying and following other basic commands. They generally do not address behavioral issues, and they are not customized to meet your unique needs. Our puppy training classes in Fredericksburg Virginia utilize a different approach to provide the comprehensive results that you need to see.

Our Proven Puppy Training Solutions

While poor behavior is common in puppies, the specific behaviors that need to be corrected vary. More than that, there are several reasons why different puppies may have similar behavioral issues. In some cases, environmental factors in the home contribute to the problem. The dog’s breed may also need to be considered when correcting poor behavior. Our puppy training classes deliver the proven results that you need to see. Through our professional puppy training sessions you and your dog can happily live together without bothersome frustrations.

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Call (540) 324-3518 today to schedule Puppy Training Classes.

The Benefit of Private Lessons

At Wag Ur Tail, we provide you with a few solutions for puppy training classes. Our boarding program brings your puppy into our private home for intensive behavioral training. We offer both a 2 week and 3 week board and train program where your puppy will live with one of our professional dog trainers. The puppy is integrated into the home environment and will learn how to behave properly with continual training. This enables multiple behaviors to be addressed properly using positive reinforcement rather than harsh punishments.

We also offer private lessons at our convenient location or in your home. During these weekly, 1-hour lessons, you and your dog will work directly with a skilled dog trainer. The trainer will use proven techniques to curb undesirable behaviors. Regular reinforcement is essential for the best results, and our trainers will show you how to properly address behaviors until your dog develops improved behaviors.

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Feedback and Strategies That Can Be Applied at Home

Regardless of the type of puppy training classes that you prefer, rest assured that you will be included in the training process. Your interactions with your puppy, the home environment and other factors impact your dog’s behavior. Because the owner must provide discipline and structure in a safe environment, we work closely with the owner as well. During our puppy training classes, we demonstrate appropriate techniques and ensure that you can execute them effectively. You can then apply these techniques in your home to curb behavior.

There is a huge benefit to have your new best friend trained at a young age. While dogs of any age can be trained, puppy training enables you to address poor behaviors before they become problematic. You can avoid unnecessary frustration, stress and property damage. More than that, you and your puppy can develop a deep, loving bond when behavioral concerns have been addressed.

Wag Ur Tail is your preferred source for puppy training classes, and we are ready to provide you with a free phone consultation today. We want to learn more about the experiences that you have had with your puppy, and we can tell you about the successful strategies that we can use to improve your home environment. Call Wag Ur Tail today to get more information about our training program and to begin addressing your dog’s behavioral issues.

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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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