Any dog owner and lover could easily rattle off the benefits of owning a canine companion, with reasons such as the constant companionship and unconditional love they can provide. However, without the proper training and discipline a sweet little puppy could easily turn into a bundle of terror. Any responsible dog owner will want to look into having their new puppy trained, and luckily there are plenty of options out there.
Guaranteeing the success of their courses is the Command Dog Training School, which is based in several locations around Melbourne. One of the largest dog training schools in Melbourne, the school offers puppy kindergarten training which also offers puppies the chance to socialise with other young ones. The program runs over 4 weeks and can be combined with other obedience courses.
There are also many classes out there for adult dogs to help brush up on basic commands and obedience. The RSPCA offers an affordable 8-week 'pet dog manners' course, which can help improve the general behaviour of your pooch through real-life scenarios.
For those who prefer 'private' dog training in the comfort of your own home, companies such as Take a Paws provides a mobile service around the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Two or three hour sessions may be enough to help correct problem behaviours or teach the basic commands of puppy training.
Training your dog might seem like a hassle at the moment, but could save you and others much greater stress in the future. Nothing is worse than dealing with angry neighbours or cleaning up a destructive mess, so do what's best for the both of you and send your furry friend to school.