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Ask A Trainer (Free Dog Training Advice)

Barking blues got you down? Leash pulling a drag? We’ve got answers!

Our certified dog trainer Cathy can share bite-sized advice on potty training, sit-stays, and more. Ditch the confusion, ditch the cost. Join our pack of pup parents for tricks, treats, and tail wags galore!

Submit your question below or follow us on social media to unlock a treasure trove of training advice. No strings attached, just happy dog vibes.

Let’s build a community of confident canine companions, one wag at a time!

Free Dog Training Advice

Ask A Trainer

Two Recently Answered Questions

What command to use when dog jumps on you?

How to reward dog going potty in the right place?

Why do we offer free dog training advice?

Dog training can be both incredibly rewarding and frustrating. It may seem simple in concept, but there’s a reason why some people have devoted their lives to becoming training experts.

The services of any good trainer are always in high demand. Many pet owners understand that and they don’t even bother calling for free tips.

We approach things a bit differently. From our perspective, offering free tips for training a dog or puppy to our prospective clients can be beneficial in more ways than one.

Allow us to explain why we believe in doling out free dog training advice.

We Want Our Clients to Be Knowledgeable Pet Owners

A knowledgeable pet owner is better equipped to raise their dog or puppy well.

If a pet owner knows about the basics of training, they will understand what is ultimately good or bad for the well-being of their canine companion. They can be more confident with their decisions because they know they are doing right by their pet.

In contrast, pet owners who don’t know enough about the animals in their care may make crucial mistakes. They could unintentionally put the lives of their pets at risk simply because they lacked basic knowledge.

By offering free pet advice, we hope we can save people from making critical mistakes that endanger their pets. For us, it’s also easier to work with a pet that has managed to avoid those traumatic experiences.

It’s Easier to Train Pets with Good Habits

When you take the time to train your pet, you’re not just teaching them useful things. You’re also teaching them to form good habits.

A dog or a puppy that already has good habits is more receptive to training lessons. They can pick up on lessons faster and retain that knowledge. They are unlikely to fall back on bad habits because they never developed them in the first place.

Training is more likely to be successful if the student is primed for learning to begin with. Pet owners can help with that if they teach their dogs and puppies the fundamentals of training.

We Get More Time to Focus on the Tougher Training Tasks

One more reason why we offer free dog training advice to our clients is because we only have so much time available. Pet owners differ in terms of the level of training they want for their dog or puppy. Some are content with teaching their pet the basics while others want more comprehensive training so they can compete in shows.

When clients approach with us requests to put their pets through our most comprehensive training programs, we have to open up a lot of time. That’s time we may not necessarily have available if we have numerous other clients seeking lessons.

We offer free advice to our clients to ensure that we can help as many pet owners as possible. As long as we provide good advice, we know that our clients will stick with us and continue to seek our expertise.

Tips for New Pet Owners

Thank you for listening to our reasoning about providing free dog training advice. As a show of gratitude, we want to provide some tips that should prove useful to new pet owners.

Leashes Are Not Designed for Dragging Your Dog

A leash is supposed to connect you and your pet. You can also use it to guide them while you’re taking a walk outside.

However, the leash should never be used to force your dog to move. If your dog stops moving while they are on a leash, you should stop as well. Call out to your pet so they approach you. Don’t pull them to your side by force.

Using the leash to drag your pet along can only lead to injuries.

Give Your Pet a Designated Toilet Area

If you’re having trouble teaching your puppy where to go, you should give them a designated toilet area. Mark the area with a box or some newspaper clippings and consistently position your puppy there when they need to go.

Eventually, your pet should understand what you are teaching them and they will start using their toilet area consistently.

Introduce Dogs Slowly

When introducing a new dog to your household, you must remember to go about things slowly. Ideally, the initial meeting should take place in a park or another place away from your home so your older pet doesn’t become territorial.

Don’t force your dogs to interact with one another and separate them if they start to show signs of hostility. You can continue socializing your pets at home, but use gates to keep them apart. Take things slow because it may take time for your dogs to warm up to one another.

We hope that you found our free dog training tips useful and we have more knowledge to dole out if you decide to work with us. Let’s work together to train your pet and bring out their full potential! We service the Everett Area in following cities and zip codes: Edmonds 98026, Everett (98201, 98203, 98204, 98205, 98208), Lynnwood (98087, 98027), Mill Creek/Bothell 98012, and Mukilteo (98275)