January is National Train Your Dog Month.
That’s right, there’s a whole month devoted to training the family dog! We’ve all read the sobering statistics of the thousands of homeless pets, and despite all our rescue efforts, the number continues to increase. Although people give a myriad of reasons for turning in their pets, more often than not it comes down to an inability to manage or cope with a behavior issue that could have been alleviated or prevented entirely through early training and socialization.
You might be thinking, “but my dog is already trained” and doesn’t need any more training.” For some reason, there is a misconception that training is finite and has a beginning and a specified end.