Angie's list Dog Trainers

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Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 1:07pm

Up to 8 million pets are abandoned in u-s shelters each year, according to the humane society.

Many times, its because owners are just too overwhelmed by bad behavior.

In today's Angie's' list report, how hiring a dog trainer can help.

Trainers can help fix a number issues such as barking, jumping, running, away and pulling on a leash.

Training methods vary and classes can be taught in group or individual sessions.

Some trainers will even take your dog for a few days or weeks and train them at a facility.

"Training a dog takes both commitment from you and your pet. We had a lab that was really hyper. She was a young puppy and it eventually required us to send her to training. They would run her on the treadmill and teach her obedience training, but it didn't stop with that. We had to learn all of those things as well and be great reinforcer once she was home."

While trainers can help maximize results for busy pet owners, you shouldn't skip digging into the background of a trainer before you hire.

Puppies can enroll in training as soon as they've had their necessary vaccinations.

Angie's list says you should consult with your veterinarian before hiring a trainer to rule out a physical cause for behavior issues.

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