Communication and understanding are the keys to a positive and fun adoption. Living life with a dog means we have an obligation to listen – yes, listen – to the dog. To see and hear the constant messages they are offering us – albeit in non-verbal ways.
If you commit to training your dog, your appreciation of and admiration for the abilities of our canine friends will grow by leaps and bounds. DVGRR dogs are eager for attention and hungry to learn. Work with your dog for just a few minutes at a time and watch him devour all that you offer. They want to please us; they want positive reinforcement. With clear and consistent behavior on our part, they can learn almost anything. Discuss with your family what you want most from the dog – to sit quietly beside you, to play fetch, to shake, or give a high five. If everyone invests a small bit of time to teach the dog what you want, he will give it to you for years to come. It is much easier to show a dog how to be good than to get angry if he does something “bad” (bad as defined by human standards). Teach him what you want, reward his successes, and celebrate a life lived together.
DVGRR offers obedience classes throughout the year. Watch our email blasts and Facebook page for class announcements