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10. Waggles Doggie Daycare & Resort LLC
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  • Serves Goodyear, AZ
I have worked with a number of types of animals for over 30 years. I have trained dogs, walked dogs and love being around them. I have also taught my children to work with dogs so they have the same understanding of there behaviors. Most of my children are teenagers and are also background checked. We would love to take care of your fur baby. Whether it be overnight, walking, or just a drop by for a potty break and water check. We have 4 adult sitters available in our home and 1 teenager that can assist, so your fur baby will never be left unattended. With an overnight visit we promise that your fur baby will be loved an have access to all benifits of home. We have a large backyard, to play in but your fur baby is also welcome to take a seat on the couch if they prefer. A drop by includes some play time, potty break, food and water check. A walk will be 30 mins from the time we start the walk. We will even take them to the nearest park. We use compostable and recyclable poop bags when walking as well. With my household, your fur baby gets the bonus of interaction with yonger teenagers that have been taught how to respect animals wants and needs. So not only do they have play time with other dogs but children as well. They will come home tired and happy. I do request a signed medical release and pet information packets on each dog so that I know all about your fur baby's likes and dislikes. We do keep these on file so you will only have to fill them in once. What to bring Favorite toy Bed if boarding and needed Food
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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How long does it take to train a puppy?

Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

How old should a puppy be for training?

Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

Which dog training method is best?

The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behave as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

  • What type of training methods do you use?
  • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
  • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?
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