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The Importance of Dog Training and the Philosophy Behind It

Pawsability Dog Training would like to welcome all newcomers to the wonderfully rewarding world of dog ownership. We trust the years ahead with your new "best friend" will provide both you and your family many hours of fun and happiness.

Perhaps more importantly, you may be lucky enough to experience an overwhelming pride when able to demonstate to family, friends and even strangers alike, the working bond you have been able to establish with your dog through the power of training. There is no better feeling as a dog owner, than being able to pass commands to him/her and have them carry out those requests without question, and unconditionally. All part of a well trained dog's demeanour.

Training benefits all dogs, regardless of their breed, age or size. By introducing your puppy or dog to training and obedience classes, you help to socialise them effectively, and this in turn will help you as the owner to maintain ultimate control at all times.

As a responsible dog owner, it is your community duty to ensure this to be the case at all times, whether your pet is involved in play or socialising. There are many members of our community today who feel decidedly uncomfortable around our canine friends, and particularly if they are of the larger breeds. Please show consideration, always!

Pawsability training programs are created for you with a great deal of thought. They are tailored to include the following criteria, so that we may offer correct and exacting practices from the "littlies" right through to the "oldies"!

"Puppy Kinder" is the obvious starting point for your new "little friend", and should be introduced to your puppy once they have reached approximately 8 weeks of age. The classes are generally 4 weeks in length, and should preferably be completed no later than when your puppy attains 20 weeks of age. This 4 week period of training becomes most beneficial if you are able to closely follow it with slightly more advanced classes, beginning with basic obedience training.

On occasions where your dog may be a little more mature age-wise, and has not had the benefit of early "kinder" training, individual assessments are undertaken. This informal greeting is carried out in your dogs own surrounds, and enables us to ascertain important information that will be relevant to our being able to scope a suitable program for both you and your dog.