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Tupelo Dog Trainers

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Magnolia K9
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Mary B.
Verified review

Came out to the house to meet with my dog and work with him. He has behavior issues related to cars and fear. The trainer was very good with him. Amazingly calm and yet firm approach with a great grasp of his state of mind as well as his breed. Will be working with her on a continuing basis to help my dog overcome his fears.

About

We offer customized and individualized professional dog training services, ranging from early puppy development to basic and advanced obedience training for dogs of all ages, as well as assistance with behavior modification. We also offer specialized training in retrieval, scent detection and tracking. All training is done by a certified professional trainer. Private, in-home lessons are also available.

About

The Mississippi Animal Behavior Clinic PLLC is a new mobile animal behavioral practice based in Amory, Mississippi.and now in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The company can be distinguished from veterinary practices and other companion animal services by its focus on behavioral assessments and related training services as well as niche market applications for companion animal services. It aims to be the first choice for companion animal owners in Mississippi and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) who want the best for their companion animal.

About

I groom dogs (i.e., trim hair, cut nails, wash and brush). I have experience. I practice on my grandma's and friends' dogs.

About

I have been a dog walker and pet sitter for nine years. I love dogs and cats. I will play with your animals, walk, feed and do whatever is needed to take care of your pet and make them feel contented and loved.

Q & A

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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 behavior 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?

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.

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