Basic to Advanced Dog Obedience

It is important to understand how to teach your dog what you want and what you do not want. I will show you humane, logical and effective strategies to teach your dog anything that he or she is able to do. 

TrooperRangerSittingWhat kind of relationship do you want with your dog? Most people want their dog to be a happy, healthy, member of the family who is fun to be around, can be independent sometimes, doesn't drag them down the street on a walk, doesn't jump on friends and family, doesn't steal food off the counter, doesn't destroy things, is nice to friends and neighbors and is able to listen to instructions and do behaviors when asked. 

Sound about right?

I can show you all of that. Notice that I did not say, "Most people want their dog to act like a robot without a personality." Sometimes the concept of obedience gets all jumbled up to mean that a dog does whatever he or she is told "no matter what" or he is stubborn, a "bad dog", willful, or broken in some way. 

Is Your Dog Actually Stubborn?

Why should a dog just magically listen to every "command" thrown his way? I really don't like the word "stubborn" when describing a dog's personality or behavior. I often watch someone work with their "stubborn" dog and see a person repeating cues, ("sit, sit, sit"), moving around so much that is it impossible for the dog to know where to look, trying to ask a dog to do something when they are noticeably distracted or nervous, or other training miscues that are then blamed on the dog for being "stubborn". 

I am an excellent teacher and pride myself on making the concepts easy-to-follow for both you and your dog during my sessions. It is not easy for a person to learn how to train a dog. Dogs are complex, amazing animals with their own needs, desires, instincts and physical and mental limitations. I have been practicing for more than 20 years and have worked with more than 7000 dogs and I am still learning. Every dog is different, every situation is different, and it is the trainer's responsibility (me and you) to make it as clear and stress-free for your dog. 

Dogs Need Mental Stimulation?

I use obedience training as a way to improve the relationship with the dog and their family. Every dog needs mental stimulation every day. I suggest working for short training sessions throughout the day to keep your dog wanting more instead of burning your dog out. I will teach you how to train in such a way where it feels fun for you and your dog, your dog will learn quickly and at the end of the day he will be tired and happy. The amount of time it will take to achieve this depends on the type of dog you have. A Doberman, German Shepherd, Border Collie or Poodle will need a lot more time each day than an English Bulldog or a Greyhound. 

I can help you devise a schedule and training plan to ensure that you are reaching your training goals and having fun in the process. The process is the same whether you want your dog to walk nicely or you want to have the best behaved dog in the neighbohood. The more you teach, the more your dog will learn!

STAY-AT-HOME BOARD AND TRAIN

aggressive furious dog in cage moscow watchdogAre you super busy but don't want to spend money on a Board and Train option where someone else trains your dog and you have no clue how to do the training yourself? I don't blame you at all. Being busy is good. I can help you train your dog while you are taking care of your job, your family or anything else that life throws at you. 

Then, we will meet periodically and I will show you step-by-step how to continue the training in between sessions. You get the best of both worlds. You get the best private dog trainer and your dog stays in your home where he or she is safe and with you. 

Interested? Read more . . . my unique Stay-at-Home Board and Train option. 

CONTACT JEFF MILLMAN

If you would like to work with the best private dog trainer in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham or Morrisville, NC please fill out my dog training contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Get the best, professional, certified dog training in Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Apex or surrounding areas in North Carolina, depending on your location. I will travel approximately 30 minutes from Bond Park in Cary, NC. Check to see if you are in my travel area. 

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Basic to Advanced Dog Obedience

Basic to Advanced Dog Obedience

It is important to understand how to teach your dog what you want and what you do not want. I will show you humane, logical and effective strategies to teach your dog anything that he or she is able to do. 
Dogs and Children

Dogs and Children

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You have a bored dog?

You have a bored dog?

Do you feel guilty that your dog is bored? Do you want to learn how to stop demand barking? Are you dealing with behavior problems such as destruction,  a dog that will not leave you alone, or just seems unhappy?  You might have a bored dog. I can help! 
Stop Dog Jumping

Stop Dog Jumping

When I see a dog that jumps on people, I know that this is usually the tip of the iceberg of behavior issues. Dogs usually jump on people to get attention. If it is a consistent problem, this is a sure sign that one or more family members or friends have been giving attention while jumping occurs, which...

Stop Leash Pulling

Stop Leash Pulling

The frustration and back pain associated with a dog that pulls on the leash is not very pleasant. Wouldn't it be nice if you and your dog could go on a nice, pleasant walk without feeling like you accidentally signed up for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race? I can help. 
Stop Dog Demand Behaviors

Stop Dog Demand Behaviors

Demand behaviors are identified as anything a dog does repeatedly that is undesirable for the person that it is directed towards. You can train your dog to stop these behaviors using humane, logical, strategies. 

CONTACT JEFF MILLMAN

If you would like to work with the best private dog trainer in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham or Morrisville, NC please fill out my dog training contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Get the best, professional, certified dog training in Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Apex or surrounding areas in North Carolina, depending on your location. I will travel approximately 30 minutes from Bond Park in Cary, NC. Check to see if you are in my travel area. 

I really appreciate your interest in my dog training services.

CONTACT ME to fill out my form. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!