How long does it take to train my dog or cat?
The amount of time required to train your dog or cat is dependent on what you want your pet to learn, how frequently you practice with your pet and how consistent you are in implementing the new rules. If you have practiced with your dog as requested, you will see improvement in your dog or cat’s behavior very quickly. Most people are amazed at the speed of results and accuse us of switching their dog or cat for another!
How many sessions with a trainer are required?
- In-home dog and cat obedience training typically requires one to two sessions depending on what you want your pet to learn.
- Behavioral work consisting of fears, phobias and aggression typically take 2-3 sessions which are scheduled bi-weekly or monthly depending on the particular circumstances.
How much time do I have to put into training my dog or cat?
- Dog and cat obedience training- if your dog or cat is learning new obedience skills, we ask pet parents to practice with their pet at least three times daily in increments of 3-5 minutes each.
- Behavioral training varies widely and is contingent on the behavioral problem being addressed.
Do you offer board and train dog training programs?
In a survey recently conducted by a national research group, dog owners reported being largely dissatisfied with board and train programs. The primary reasons cited were cost, and failure to get what they perceived they paid for. This data accurately reflects a problem facing all animal trainers- the animal owner’s perception of what they will get is often in conflict of what they will actually receive. No one else can fully train your animal and have them respond as well for you as they do for their trainer unless YOU also practice with the pet. Pet owners who pay thousands of dollars for a board and train program expect that their pet will be perfectly trained without any involvement on their part. Unfortunately, animals don’t automatically transfer behaviors to new handlers, a fact that can leave many people disappointed. Owner perception of the services offered by Paws in Training is our most important business criteria. As such, we do not offer board and train programs.