January 31, 2023 - By :

Is At Home Dog Training Better?

At-home dog training offers many benefits for both the owner and the dog that are often overlooked. It may seem like an expensive option reserved only for the wealthy but that’s not the case at all! The truth is, in-home dog training is the most cost-effective professional dog training you can offer a young puppy or an older dog with behavioral problems. It has the potential to be a highly effective and productive training option. So let’s go over why, and discuss the top benefits of why we think in-home dog training is the better option when it comes to your fur-family.

Dogs learn better in their own environment 

Dogs, like humans, behave differently in social environments and at home. It is often the case that the problems that manifest in the home never manifest in the obedience class or a kennel environment.  When a dog is in their own environment they feel comfortable indoors. This allows them to be themselves without the pressure and distractions of being in a strange place. A comfortable home for both the dog and owner is the ideal place for both of them to learn and bond while receiving professional training.

Assessing the dog in its environment 

When the trainer comes to your home, he or she can see the problem with their own eyes, and not just by the owner’s description.  Dog problems often begin as small, hard-to-detect behaviors that grow over time if left unaddressed. An experienced dog trainer can appreciate these details by assessing the dog and the environment as a whole. By considering all of the dog’s behavior, the trainer can move forward and can provide the most detailed explanation of what to do to address it. When done right, home dog training gives the owner the opportunity to bond with their pet through training. Owners are involved in the process from the beginning and feel a sense of accomplishment as they progress.

Customized training in the comfort of your own home

In-Home dog training visits are fully tailored to the needs of your dog and your environment, and can be configured to be most cost effective.  Obedience classes typically focus on a set curriculum. You may be guessing and covering things your dog already knows or is used to. And that can waste your time and money.  During an in-home visit, the trainer will focus directly on what the owner wants the dog to do. Basic obedience and behavioral issues can be addressed during home visits along with other training goals. When it comes to basic obedience training, trainers will offer a series of lessons covering various aspects of an obedience training course. This should include: Heel, sit, stay, come, etc.  Every dog ​​is different and a trainer will teach you techniques in a sequence that makes sense for your dog. Each lesson builds on the last, and owners continue to build training skills as they progress. Keep in mind that if your goal is to work on behavioral problems the amount of sessions your dog may need can vary. For some dogs, the trainers can produce great results in a single home visit, while others require multiple sessions.  At Come.Sit.Stay dog training, our trainers will always explain what they think your dog needs, and we will never pressure owners to pay for lessons that we don’t feel they need.  We also discuss your progress after each session and decide how many lessons will make sense for your particular situation. It is important that the trainer and owner are on the same page and create a detailed training plan.

Come.Sit.Stay Dog Training

All training methods have their pros and cons, but in-home training has proven to be one of the most effective ways to train your dog.  At Come.Sit.Stay Dog Training we work with dogs of any breed, size or age – and we empower owners with lifelong skills. 

We work on: 

  • Leash & potty training
  • Staying & coming
  • Destructive chewing & digging
  • Stealing food, clothing, or other objects
  • Barking, howling & whining
  • Food guarding & begging
  • Mouthing, nipping & playing rough
  • Anxiety & submissive urination
  • Jumping up & hyperactivity
  • Aggression & anxiety
  • And more!!
Come.Sit.Stay Dog Training offers expert in-home dog training for dog families in Jacksonville, Fl. We are a professional, family owned Jacksonville-based dog training company that specializes in strengthening the bond between your dog and your family.  We also place a strong emphasis on teaching your dog the highest level of obedience, and we strongly believe that the key to sustained obedience and training is to empower owners to be an integral part of the training experience. Unlike a lot of other dog training companies, we understand that each client has different needs, so we tailor our dog training programs to accommodate your unique situation. We also offer a lifetime guarantee so if you ever have a question, we will always be there to help you. It’s time to experience a deeper connection with your furbaby. Contact us today to set up your FREE in-home consultation by clicking here or call us directly at 904-233-0608.  We look forward to meeting you and your four-legged family.Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for CSS updates and to learn more great dog training tips and tricks.

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