One of the most common questions we get at all of our Georgia locations is “How do you fix behavioral problems?”
The answer is simple, We target the issues you are having while working through our obedience program!
In our opinion, behavior cannot be modified without having complete trust and control of your dog. Behavioral modification and obedience go hand in hand. As you are working through our program, we will also be working on the specific issues you may be facing with your dog.
I would say at a minimum, half of the dogs that visit Off Leash K9 Training, Atlanta are showing behavioral issues due to lack of exercise (physical and/or mental). This is not necessarily the owners fault. Most of us can not possible walk or run far enough to wear out our high energy pups. But I find the issue to be the owners are not physically able to walk their pup or are just too embarrassed due to their pups leash manners. Be it the constant pulling, lunging at people or other dogs, or just the unpredictability of what they will do when distracted.
Pups that don’t get the mental or physical exercise they need can display a wide range of behavioral issues.
Excessive barking and/or excitement
Picking on or annoy other pets/family members
Medium and high energy dogs need a job. If you don’t provide one, they will make it their job to bark at everything that moves, chew on your prized possessions, escape the crate or kennel you’ve asked them to stay in, and so on. They will find their own outlets for their energy.
Off leash obedience opens up an entire world for you and your dog to experience the joys and benefits of proper amounts of exercise. Every grass field becomes a playground for you and your dog – no more waiting for a trip to the local fenced dog park. Hiking trails at local parks become an enjoyable walk for you and an energy-burning trek for your dog when they’re allowed to run ahead and romp versus pull at the leash. Walks become more enjoyable without risk of being pulled down or dislocating an arm at the sight of a distraction.
I believe the hardest thing for my new clients to remember after the first lesson in Smyrna or Peachtree City is all the functions on the remote. While I would rather you remember as much as you can about the actual dog training instead of the minor details such as how to turn the remote on, they are still important.
So I put together a quick reference about what button does what, how to turn off and on, and a few more little things.
Please note we typically use either a 400 series or a 1200 series (posted separately below), the one you have is noted on the back of the remote to the right of the plug as pictured here:
As I will note in the video, please “only” use as directed by your “trainer”, every dog is different!