Back to School for Kids and Dogs

Fall is just around the corner, and it is time for school to start again.  As the kids head off to class, isn’t it time to think about your dog’s education as well?  There are many types of classes that you can get your pup involved in, from basic obedience to agility to preparation for formal competition.  No matter what your dog’s experience is, chances are there is a class to fit your needs.  Enrolling Fido in training can have lots of benefits, too.

  • It’s fun!  Most dogs enjoy having a job, and training your dog can become a great hobby!
  • Classes can be an excellent energy outlet for your pooch.  Most likely your dog could use and hour or two of dedicated exercise and interaction.  Exercise and training can decrease problem behaviors by providing a healthy way for your pup to burn off some energy.
  • Training your dog is a wonderful way to build the bond between you and your pet.  An a well-behaved dog is often a much more enjoyable friend.
  • Expert advice is available to you when you are enrolled in a training class. Knowing an experienced dog trainer give you access to advice on specific problems you may be having with your pet.

We recommend all puppy owners consider attending Puppy Kindergarten by the Fine Canine at our sister hospital, Elmhurst Animal Care Center. You’ll be glad you did!