If you are having training and behavioral issues with a dog you may be considering hiring a trainer. I am not a certified dog trainer but I can solve half of the issue for you for free – A TIRED DOG IS A GOOD DOG.
A significant amount of behavioral issues stem from boredom and to much time on your dog’s paws. Dogs need mental stimulation and need to burn of extra energy. Regular walks is a good way to do this. It is recommended that you walk your dog a minimum of 30-minutes a day.
If your dog does not get physical and mental exercise in the form you want them to, they will do it their waqy. This may take the form of chewing your favorite socks, shoes or couch.
My mini Dachshund Chester chooses to let me know I am not walking him enough by barking all of the time at every little thing. He is so wound up that he is ready to “pounce on the visitor” every time he hears a noise that could be interpreted like some sort of knock – setting my glass on the table, closing the cupboard or sneezing. It gets really old really fast.
So really, regular walks not only help Chester but they help me keep my sanity. As a bonus, they also help me to maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight.
Most of us in the City lead busy lives and we can’t always sneak out for even a short walk. On those days (and the cold rainy ones that make you want to curl up on the couch with hot chocolate) I would be glad to help you out. Contact me to see if we are a good fit and for your complimentary 15-minute dog walk.