January is National Train Your Dog Month

January is National Train Your Dog Month

In 2010 the Association of Pet Dog Trainers began the National Train Your Dog Month campaign. The APDT thought it was long overdue to dedicate a month to bringing awareness to the importance of socialization and training, Train_your_dogand most of all, to inform the public that training your dog can be easy and fun! They selected January as the perfect month because so many dogs and puppies are adopted or purchased from breeders and brought home during the winter holidays. Their desire is to help these new pet parents start off the new year right with their newest family member.

Train_your_DogThe event is designed to promote the importance and benefits of training dogs to become happy and healthy companions. Too many dogs are turned into animal shelters each year for behavior and training issues that could be easily solved with proper socialization and positive, gentle, science-based methods of training. Moreover, training your dog is not just beneficial, it’s FUN!

 

At AMC we are going to be posting training tips on Facebook this month so Like us and share your success stories!  Do you have a special tip that has worked for you and your pet?