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Local Pack Dog Training

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At the Local Pack Dog Training, we highly value the importance of real world dog training to bring out the best in every dog, so that they may live in harmony with their owners. Dog training for us, here at the Local Pack, is not about teaching dogs a set of tricks. It's about teaching dogs that the stimulations of this busy world, and energies outside of them should not, do not, and will not effect how they feel inside. Dog training to us is about teaching a dog that maintaining a calm state of mind is a better way to live. We are not just focused on teaching your dog obedience commands, but more importantly to make good choices on their own, access a calm and relaxed state of mind, and live harmoniously with you, as their leader and guide. When all of these things are in place, you will see a significant improvement in your dog, and your relationship will transform into the type of bond you may have never imagined possible. It is the most beautiful thing in the world when there is trust and loyalty between a dog and their owner. Although, before you can even build that trust, accountability, and respect with the dog you must first build massive structure in their lives. Dog owning, is highly similar if not equivalent to parenting. After rules, boundaries, and structures have been set then you get that beautiful bond between dog and dog owner. We will train any dog, regardless of breed, shape, size or history. We are also one of a handful of trainers that, not only WILL work with, but successfully train and rehabilitate aggressive dogs that have a history of biting other dogs, and/or people. Here at the Local Pack Dog Training we believe every dog deserves a chance to learn and to live, and we believe every dog has the potential to be simply awesome. Local Pack Dog Training has a reputation with working with and rehabbing aggressive dogs. Most likely your dog will need intense training in order to prepare your dog for a group setting as well as certain safety protocols will need to be in place to protect your dog, other dogs and staff.If your dog has been kicked out of or refused entry into other training and daycare facilities, here at Local Pack Dog Training we have a program for you and your dog.

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Hi everybody, My name is Will Honorato, Founder and Owner of The Local Pack Dog Training. I've been training dogs for about 4 years now but really I've been training dogs my whole life. I officially got into the dog training business and opened my company about a year ago, in 2016. I know what it's like to be frustrated with your dog. I know what it's like to feel hopeless and afraid that your dog might never change. I've been there, and let me tell you there is always a solution. Every dog can be rehabilitated, no matter their age or breed!

I opened this business with one vision in mind. Millions of dogs are killed, beaten, and abandoned every year because their owners don't know how to handle them. Millions of owners are living in chaos and hating their lives with their dogs. It is my personal mission to help spread basic dog training to all dog owners. I plan on doing this through all of the free content that I offer on all of our social media accounts and website. Our social media accounts are all dedicated to giving away free advise and tips on how to teach your dog manners and basic obedience. I believe that this alone will help save many lives a year, and it will also help people shift their mentality on dogs in general. Whether you're a dog lover or not, many human lives and dog lives can be saved if we all just become more aware and put in a little bit of effort.

Why should our clients choose you?

Our love for dogs and dog training is only half the reason as to why this company was established. Millions of dogs are put down, abandoned, or mistreated yearly because of their obedience and behavioral issues. We believe that we can help many of those struggling dog owners better understand their dogs, and understand how to train them. We can help you either through our paid services, or through our free content on our website and social media pages. All of our social media pages are dedicated to giving away free information to all dog owners on how to train their dogs. Together we can save many dog lives each year, and help many dog owners live in harmony with their pets!! We truly believe that holding ourselves accountable and putting ourselves on trial everyday is the only way to truly become the most unique dog service that there is.

We are a dog training company but at the same time we are much more than that. Our vision is to create a better life for every dog owner and their dog, through trust, love, and partnership. We want to spread basic dog training knowledge to every dog owner so that they may better understand their pet and how to better communicate with them, leading to an ultimately happier life for both pet and owner. We want to add significance to the relationship between every dog and their owner. By spreading compassion through our love for dogs and people we want to indefinitely affect the people around us. We want to be the change we wish to see in the world, and we believe that our love for dogs is enough to initiate some change in the way that we ultimately treat those around us. We are all one people. Our goal is to help our neighbors understand and realize that we are all a part of this pack. Together we thrive, but alone we perish. Let's get together and spread basic dog training knowledge to everyone. Together we can save some lives!

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Making sure your pup is trained properly really matters. Without the necessary groundwork, you’re risking your dog’s wellness and security, as well as the safety of any other dogs it comes into contact with. It’s also important your dog is trained so that it can integrate properly with you and your family. Keeping it out of trouble will save you a lot of hassle (and potentially costly repairs too).

Making sure your dog listens to commands is very important. Not only will handling it be less stressful, but it can stop dangerous conflict with other animals. Furthermore, if your dog doesn’t want to listen to you, situations such as dealing with traffic can potentially become fatal. On the upside, having a well-trained pup enables you and your pet to socialise properly with other dogs and their owners.

Having a dog that is obedient means that life around the home becomes plain sailing. With good manners, your dog will be able to tell the difference between right and wrong behaviour, while being able to foster good relationships with other members of your family. These connections can help to build a fruitful relationship with your pet as part of the family. Time well spent together will allow you to both grow together, sharing experiences and creating the type of memories that make having a pet so worth it.

How about becoming an authority figure yourself? Although your trainer will help your dog get up to scratch, they will also teach you a great deal about the fundamentals of dog training. This includes not only how to handle your own dog, but principals that you can use to understand and better interact with other dogs too. Being able to help out less-informed dog owners can be a wonderful gift to have, and something that you can take further if you enjoy it.

Having a well-trained dog also means that taking your pet to the veterinarian will be a lot easier than it would be otherwise. Considering the nature and volume of work that they have to do, being a vet is tough, let alone dealing with an uncooperative pet in their surgery. In some cases, dogs can become violent when approached by a vet – definitely something they don’t need. By having your dog properly trained, you can avoid injuries – for both your dog and your vet – as well as unnecessary embarrassment upon visits.

When hiring someone to train your dog, there is plenty to think about. The needs of both you and your pet have to be considered and so taking some time to sit down and work out what is important to you is a must. Down below are a few of the questions you might ask when it comes to finding the right dog trainer –

Should I go for group or private training? Each comes with pros and cons – those with a brand new dog can expect their pet to socialise and start to develop relationships with other dogs.

Does my dog need generalised training or would training in a specific area suit it better? One example of this is if your dog has an issue with barking, or separation anxiety. In these cases, someone that can specialise in tackling these issues would be optimal.

Do I need long-term training or do I need a quick fix? Goals such as conditioning your dog for agility or developing a routine will need more time with a trainer.

You should also take care to see what type of strategies your trainer uses. There are a wide variety of techniques that can be applied in order to change your dog’s behaviour – but not all of these involve kindness and care. It’s good to talk to prospective trainers about the ways in which they choose to teach your dog, including methods of both discipline and praise. Techniques such as positive reinforcement are very beneficial for dogs and are particularly powerful, while being enjoyable for them.

While your dog is your priority, how you communicate with your trainer is important too. Your trainer’s should be able to translate their understanding into constructive advice. A good trainer can tell you both what is working in terms of training your dog, and what isn’t. This includes passing on insights of what to do to correct certain issues, while conveying these ideas in a constructive, friendly way. In order to do this, a trainer needs to not only be able to express themselves clearly, but also be diplomatic and observant.

There are various ways in which you can choose to train your dog. Some owners opt for private lessons, while others will put their dog through group daycare.

Group sessions are valuable not only because they are more budget friendly, but also because they are better as a long-term option. This is because your pet will have time to get to grips with a wider variety of commands. However one-on-one training provides your dog with lessons that are specially tailored to their needs, helping them learn in the best way for them.

There are also the various levels of obedience training to take into account. As well as classes specifically for puppies, there are basic educational classes, adult training, agility and advanced tutoring. Which of these you go for can affect pricing, as well as how quickly your dog learns (depending on its needs and comprehension).

Yes! You might be surprised to hear that dog training can be done remotely, through online video platforms like Zoom. They can take the form of group sessions or one-to-one classes to tackle certain individual behavioural issues. Many customers prefer online dog training for all sorts of reasons, like saving on travel time and costs.

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