Home » Home and Family » Pets

The Importance of Enrolling Your Dog in the Right Training Class

Aug 18, 2007
Enrolling your dog in a training class is a vital part of the obedience club as well as your dog's education. The dog is brought into contact with other dogs and has the opportunity to overcome his problems under supervision. At the same time, the owner has the advantage of associating with those who have had experience as he gains knowledge by observation. In addition, classroom training helps to prepare both the owner and the dog for participation in the Obedience Trials at dog shows.

Training classes may be held independently at an obedience club when sponsored by another organization, with the exception of privately owned and professional groups. Dog owners may also attend classes endorsed by the Education Department of the Society. Other groups that are sponsoring dog training programs include the board of education, adult education centers, and departments of recreation, humane societies, and community centers.

The participants need not necessarily be members of the sponsoring organization to enroll in the class. Fees as well as other charges must be decided upon what courses will be given, the number of lessons per course, and the day of the week and hours that are most suitable for training.

The public is becoming more broad-minded on the subject of dog training and it recognizes the benefits derived from such activity. Authorities have been persuaded to open the doors of school gymnasiums, community centers, and city halls. Park officials, YMCA's, and churches also cooperate in offering training programs. In some instances, universities permit the use of campus grounds. Armories and privately owned riding stables frequently contribute their facilities.

A big disadvantage can be overcome when the training is held outdoors. More dogs can be accommodated and there is no problem about quarters in which to work. When the training is done indoors, it is impractical to work in a room smaller than 40 or 50 feet square. However, such places are hard to find. The larger the room, the better, but the rent for a large room is often prohibitive.

The type of floor in the training room is important. Results will be poor if the dogs slip and the owners have a hard time keeping their footing. Rubber matting will remove this hazard, though it can be quite pricey. A room at street level is preferable to one where it is necessary to climb stairs. Quarters with a door opening onto the street are more desirable than an inside room with long passageways.

When the dogs are exercised at frequent intervals there should be little cause for complaint, but some owners are reluctant to take their dogs outside when it involves a long walk. The training room with a stage or balcony has added advantages. The extra space will provide a place for the dogs to stay when they are not working and for visitors to observe the class.
About the Author
Jane Saeman loves dogs and strives to keep other dog lovers informed. A whole world awaits other dog lovers.
Find out how cute the dog in your life is at my website which is at http://www.PicturesOfMyDogs.com
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 125
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources