Puppy Training

Your puppy’s unruly behavior might seem cute and harmless now. Yet, as they grow, they may become destructive and extremely difficult to live with. Here at P.A.W.S. Pet Hospital in Hugo, we want to help you address and correct your puppy’s undesirable behaviors before they escalate. Problematic behaviors include, but are not limited to:

  • Chewing up furniture
  • Aggression
  • Urinating/defecating in the house
  • Barking/vocalizing
  • Nipping/biting
  • Digging
  • Jumping on visitors
  • Begging
  • Leash pulling

Adressing Your Puppy’s Behavior:

There are several puppy training facilities around Hugo that we’re happy to recommend. First, though, we’ll conduct a behavior consultation. Every behavior consultation begins with a discussion about your pet’s lifestyle. This includes their home environment, socialization, their relationship with you and your family members, their eating and drinking habits, etc. Then, your veterinarian performs a thorough physical exam to ensure the cause of your puppy’s behavior isn’t a medical issue. Once we rule out medical and lifestyle factors, we will turn to puppy training as a viable option for correcting your puppy’s unwanted behaviors.

Puppy Training Facilities in and Around Hugo:

You shouldn’t have to go far to find a reputable puppy training facility, and you don’t have to. The facilities our veterinarians recommend include:

A 20,000-square foot facility that specializes in training dogs of all ages. It includes Puppy Kindergarten classes for teaching your puppy basic exercises such as name recognition, sit and down commands, leash walking, and fun tricks.

This non-profit training center was founded in 1945 and includes experienced staff, positive training techniques, and 5 stages of puppy training courses.

This facility boasts instructors with a minimum of 20 years’ experience in dog training, a 14,000-square foot facility, and offers puppy obedience and agility classes.

This program is a part of an international dog training company that allows you to work with a dog trainer in your home. Working at home allows you to address specific challenges and strengthen your bond with your pet.

If you have any questions about our recommended training facilities or would like to schedule a behavioral consultation with your veterinarian, give us a call at (651) 400-1180.