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Southern Pines Pet Lodge & Training Academy

Richland

‘19 Certificate of Excellence

Here at Southern Pines Pet Lodge & Training Academy we show every pet the same amount of love and care that we would give our own pets. Between our spacious kennels, large and secure play yards, large and small cots, and plush beds we can give each pet exactly what they need. They are individuals and are given individualized care. We offer Boarding, Daycare and Training services to the North East area of Columbia including Blythewood, Elgin, Pontiac, Lugoff, Killian, and more! Our Boarding and Daycare areas have been in service for many years, however Southern Pines took over ownership back in 2015. Our manager, Rini, has begun her career in Training as of June 2018 and is offering training to all existing, and new clients.

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What do you love most about your job?

Rini - "I love getting up and seeing the dogs every day. They never judge you and are always happy to see you. I love seeing them really think about what you're trying to teach them and that moment you see it 'click' for them is just so much fun to watch!"

What inspired you to start your own business?

Rini - "I was inspired to start working as a trainer when I rescued a 4 month old puppy out of a small shelter in GA (3 days before Christmas 2017). She was on deaths door (Literally, she was scheduled to be put down the following day) and yet she was so full of life and love. All she wanted was a squeeky toy and some love! She showed me exactly how much talent I had with younger pups, as she tested my limits in training her. She is now my Demo dog for all my training services and shes only 10 months old!"

Why should our clients choose you?

Rini - "Every dog is different, just like no two people are the same. Many trainers have a 'one size fits all' training approach and that just isn't going to always work. I work with the dog to see and feel how the DOG learns. That way its easier for them to understand exactly what we are asking of them. Some dogs are a little hard headed and thats okay. Others are super food motivated and so we'll use that to our advantage while working with them. Notice I said 'we'. I mean you (the client) and I. I love working with the owners and their dogs. While I do offer Board and Train options, having YOU work with your dog is the end goal. Lets get you two loving life together!"

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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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