A lot of people have questions when they first start the dog training process. Here are some of the most frequently asked:

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: I have a [breed of dog]. Is the dog training process different for me?

Answer: While there are plenty of differences between the dog breeds, the basic rules apply to all of them. When you raise them from a puppy, you need to communicate with them so they know exactly what is expected, no matter what breed they are.


Question: Is it worth trying to train an older dog? Is it even possible?

Answer: It can be really challenging to train an older dog because you also have to correct some problem behaviors at the same time. The same tricks that work with puppies work with older dogs as well. By patient and consistent, using treats and praise as rewards for good behavior, and communicating with your older dog, you will be able to train them too.


Question: Is it ok to hit my dog when they're bad?

Answer: No. You should never use violent punishment to correct your dog's behavior. There are many reasons this is the case, but the main one is that it will break down your dog's confidence. They will learn to be fearful of you, and you will never be able to share a special bond with them.


Question: Is a clicker necessary if I want to be a really good trainer?

Answer: No. A clicker can definitely make things easier, but it is just a tool that some dog trainers choose to use. Whether or not you use one is up to you.


Question: Do I have to walk my dog every day?

Answer: Ideally, you should walk your dog or make sure they get some type of exercise every day. It's understandable that you might have a busy schedule, but if you want your dog to be happy, healthy, and well behaved, you should try to give them exercise.


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