Keeping Your Puppy on Their Best Behavior
Your puppy’s unruly behavior might seem harmless now, but as they grow, they can become destructive and extremely difficult to live with. Here at P.A.W.S. Pet Hospital in Hugo, we want to help you in any way we can to address and correct your puppy’s undesirable behaviors before they escalate. Problematic behaviors include, but are not limited to:
- Chewing up furniture
- Urinating/defecating in the house
- Jumping on visitors
- Leash pulling
Addressing Your Puppy’s Behavior
There are several puppy training facilities around Hugo that we’re happy to recommend, once your veterinarian has conducted a thorough physical exam to ensure the cause of your puppy’s behavior isn’t a medical issue. Every behavior consultation begins with a discussion about your pet’s lifestyle—their home environment, whether they socialize with other animals, their relationship with you and your family members, how well they’re eating and drinking, etc. Once we’ve ruled out medical and lifestyle factors, we can 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, and includes Puppy Kindergarten classes for teaching your puppy basic exercises such as name recognition, sit and down commands, leash walking, and fun tricks
A non-profit training center founded in 1945 that 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
Part of an international dog training company that allows you to work with a dog trainer in your home in order 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.