Many dog owners stop with basic training, only to discover that their beloved canine won’t listen to them when he’s off the leash.
Off-leash training creates a happier—and safer—situation for you and your pet. When your dog listens to your command to stay, instead of racing across the street to chase a squirrel, it could mean the difference between life and death. If basic obedience is like elementary school for dogs, advanced dog obedience training is like high school. Both are important. And what dog owner hasn’t dreamed of having their dog perform cute tricks? Advanced dog training includes tricks too. You can rely on us to teach your young or old dog new tricks! Enroll your canine in our Jacksonville dog school today.
• Off-leash Training – Assuming that you’re will follow a command off the leash without the proper training because they follow all the directions at home is a false sense of security. Ensuring that your pet can follow instructions on the leash is crucial before moving forward.
• Hand Signals – When you’re attempting to train from a distance, hand signals are going to be the best method for your dogs to comply. Your pet can only hear from so far so screaming “sit” from yards away isn’t going to tell your dog anything.
• Distance Instruction – Baby steps are the key in this portion. Setting your dog up for success is the easiest way to speed up the process and give your pet confidence to keep pushing. As you slowly move away, practice commands periodically.
One thing is for sure, the longer you hone in on a training aspect, the more effective it will be long-term. Rushing through the steps or skipping some because you think your dog is ready for the next stage is a premature decision that could counteract the positive behavior your pet has learned. Praise is a driving force in positive dog training. Positive reinforcement will let your dog know that he or she is making significant progress in their practice.
I love Unleash Fido! Old dogs CAN learn new tricks! My dog Bandit is a 5 year old Border Collie. I rescued him in my final years of high school and have dragged him across the country with me. While my heart was in the right place, I wasn’t a very good pet owner. Bandit became aggressive to the point that I could not have him out while friends and family were over. He did not listen to any commands. He wasn’t even potty trained. After having my son I decided that something had to be done. Either he learned how to behave or he had to go. And who is going to want an old untrained mean border collie?
So off to boot camp Bandit went. Travis spent time with Bandit. Took him on “field trips” and took good care of my buddy. A month later my dog came back 10 times better. At that point Travis began to train me. He taught us how to maintain our dog and how to keep him happy. As we learned how to be good pet parents our furbaby has continued to improve. Bandit is absolutely wonderful now. I can have him around my baby. I can have friends over. He doesn’t use my home as a bathroom. I can take him to the beach. The improvement is AMAZING. If you are on the fence, let me help you off! If your dog harms someone you are liable. If your dog is disobedient it can cost you your dog. If your dog is destructive it will end up costing you a ton of money. Do yourself a favor and get in touch with Unleash Fido. It feels great to be able to go out in public with your dog without any sort of anxiety.
Brittney, Sam, Caleb & Bandit