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! 


Golden PuppyMost people simply do not know how to keep a dog happy and tired. Did you know that mental stimulation in the form of training, activities and games is critical to having a well-adjusted, happy dog? Don't feel bad if you do not. Most people do not have the knowledge to keep their dog mentally tired. 

Did you know that if you physically wear your dog out, he can still be mentally bored and can have severe behavior problems including barking, digging holes in the backyard, destruction and even aggression? Most people do not know that a physically tired dog is not always a happy, relaxed dog. 

I have had multiple dogs fall asleep during training because their family was not practicing enough mental stimulation and I completely wore their dog out using simple mental stimulation training exercises.  I have had multiple situations where my client said that they, "never saw their dog this tired!" Usually we are inside their house in one room. Their dog hasn't been running, jumping or other physical play. They are just mentally tuckered out! (And happy!)

I can show you logical, effective and humane strategies to provide your dog the enrichment and stimulation that is needed to have a happy dog and happy home. You are probably going to be surprised at how easy it is and it doesn't take as much time as you might think. 

Overview

I will provide specific training strategies and show you examples of how I conduct training sessions. I will make sure that you understand the steps involved and can continue working in between sessions. I will make it logical and fun for both you and your dog. Of course the strategies will be humane. 

Training Topics

Whether your dog is a complete novice or has a lot of training, I can show you how to take your training to the next level. Examples of topics that we might work on include:

  • What to do if your dog is bored
  • How to stop demand barking
  • Stay
  • Retrieve
  • Object discrimination
  • Clean up (put toys away!)
  • Touch
  • Placement cues
  • Off leash control
  • Leash walking and heel
  • No jumping
  • Come
  • Leave It
  • Sit, Down, Stand
  • Counter Surfing
  • Stop
  • and more . . . .

Have a Dog and a Life

Feel like your dog is taking over? It such an unpleasant feeling trying to enjoy yourself knowing that your dog is bored. I can show you specific strategies and a structure to have a happy, tired dog and also be able to have some peace and quiet, or go out to dinner, watch your child's soccer game, or go to the farmers market or a street festival without the guilt often associated with having a dog. Even better if your dog is relaxed and under control so you can take him to some of those activities! It is such a joy to be able to take your dog places or know how to wear him out before you leave him at home. Imagine being at a restaurant knowing that your dog is at home happy and tired! Avoid the guilt and gain the knowledge of how to make this happen. I can show you!

If your goal is to take your dog more places and simply can't because he or she is a bit too wild, I can help with that too. 

We can meet in your home, neighborhood, your child's soccer game or wherever the problems are happening and I can show you specific strategies to involve your dog more into your routine. The more he is with you and your family, the more tired he will be. Everything is easier at that point. 

Dog Park Play

Maybe your goal is to tire your dog out at the dog park but just don't feel confident that you know how to do it, you think your dog is too aggressive, or you are concerned about the other dogs in the park. It is important to understand how to safely take your dog to the dog park. You might decide ultimately that it makes more sense to take him near the park for socialization and activity but it is too much to take him inside. I can show you how to make these decisions safely. I have been to a dozen different dog parks thousands of times when I lived in Chicago and have visited dog parks in Cary, Raleigh and Durham and Apex many times since moving to North Carolina. You know what? They are all the same! Sometimes there are aggressive dogs that should not be in the park, but most of the time the dogs are simply acting like dogs. I always observe the dogs playing before I enter the park, and sometimes I will leave before even entering the park, but that is rare. Usually the dogs and people are pleasant, energetic and enjoyable and can be a great outlet for your dog!

Whether you decide to simply go near the park to socialize with dogs entering and exiting the park or venture into the park, let an expert show you the way. 

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I am very proud to announce that you can purchase my new book, Triggers and Reactions on Amazon.com or Dogwise.com in paperback or digital format and Kobo.com in digital format. 

Dogwise is a publishing company based out of Washington State. They have been in business for 25 years and have no problem saying no to authors. Thanks, Dogwise!

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DOG BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

STOP DOG AGGRESSION

STOP DOG AGGRESSION

 Dog aggression is a complex topic that requires experience and skill to address it successfully. I have years of experience treating all forms of aggression and will show you logical, effective and humane specific strategies to help assess your dog's aggression and devise a treatment plan that you...

STOP DOG BARKING

STOP DOG BARKING

Barking can be a very instrusive, annoying, and frustrating problem. All dogs bark sometimes, but if a dog barks excessively, it is helpful to know how to change this behavior. I can help stop barking. 
STOP DOG SEPARATION ANXIETY

STOP DOG SEPARATION ANXIETY

Separation anxiety in dogs can result in barking, destruction, housetraining issues and can even result in a dog hurting himself after prolonged attempts at escape. I have worked with two separate cases involving dogs that were so panicked they pushed through window screens and jumped out of...

DOG OBEDIENCE TOPICS

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

Have a dog and planning on starting a family? Have a child and dog that are not getting along? Want to make sure your puppy matures into a well-adjusted family member that is a joy to be around and not a burden?
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. 

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WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE JEFF MILLMAN DOG TRAINING?

little badger dog is angry over whiteHow can you feel confident that when you hire me, I will provide you and your family, logical, effective and humane strategies to solve your dog training problems? How can you be sure that it will be worth the money? Why can't you just hire the kid down the block, take a class at the closest dog training school, or look on YouTube for all the answers?

I would ask the exact same questions, and I do, whenever I hire someone. I do research, I talk to friends and neighbors, I look at Yelp and Google Reviews and then I make a decision.  

Can you learn how to train your dog watching YouTube videos, or hiring the least expensive trainer you find? Maybe. But, there is a good chance you will spend that time and money and realize that you really did not get the results that you were looking for. Is it worth it spending time and money and then have to do it again?

Read more . . . Why hire Jeff Millman?

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Jeff looks forward to meeting you and to help solve your dog training challenges, or prevent problems from happening. 

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