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Sit, Stay, Train.

We know how hard it is raising the perfect puppy, and it seems impossible to teach an old dog new tricks. But if your dog shows some of the signs of needing obedience training – such as aggression, excessive barking, leash pulling, refusing to come when called, jumping or biting – the right kind of training can make all the difference. That’s why we’re happy to provide pet owners with a professional behavioralist and dog obedience training options that are sure to fit anyone’s schedule.

Behavior training that’s positive and effective.

Our behavioral specialist is a highly accredited and extremely experienced professional who loves positive reinforcement training and helping owners to correct their animal companion’s bad habits — even their pet’s worst habits that seem hardest to break.

We offer convenient private drop-off training sessions and monthly group training sessions at all of our locations. We also offer in-home training sessions for pets who feel more comfortable on their own turf. So whether you prefer your dog training to happen in a group class, one on one, or even in the comfort of your own home, it’s your choice!

We are ready and willing to accommodate your and your dog’s needs. Give us a call to sign up for our Memphis dog training that will help your pet become the best he or she can be.

Amy Lear

Amy Lear is a nationally recognized Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis (1996) and a graduate of the Animal Behavior College (2009). She completed her CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed) in 2013.

Amy offers positive force-free training classes and private training at The Pet Hospitals. Amy is skilled in obedience, behavior modification and trains dogs for therapy work. Amy is a proud member of APDT, Community Animal Response Team, Animal Behavior College Mentor Trainer and is an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. Amy enjoys working with pet parents and helping families communicate more effectively with their furry family members.

Amy lives in Germantown with her husband, two sons, three rescue dogs and rescue cat. She also has a palomino horse named Cody. On Amy’s days off, she enjoys spending time at the barn and relaxing with her pack.
901.619.2283

901.619.2283
PALSdogtraining@yahoo.com
amylear.thedogtrainer.org

Tracy Cain

Tracy Cain

Tracey Cain is Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a graduate of the Animal Behavior College, an APDT member, and AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. After attending college in South Carolina, she moved to Memphis to enter the corporate world before pursuing her passion to work full time with dogs and people who love dogs.  Tracey offers training classes and private training lessons at The Pet Hospitals Midtown and Downtown locations using force-free positive reinforcement methods, focusing on obedience and behavior modification. She has been a volunteer with RedRover Responders (formerly EARS) since 2006, a national organization which shelters and cares for animals affected by natural disasters or rescued from mass cruelty or hoarding situations. Tracey believes that dogs add a valuable quality to one’s life, and a well-behaved dog is priceless.

Tracey lives in Germantown with her husband and three rescue dogs.

901.468.6774
Cain9Tracey@gmail.com
traceycain.thedogtrainer.org

 

Dog training in Memphis can help your pooch live in your home more calmly, comfortably, and obediently. This helps make both the puppy and the owner happy and establish a bond and build lasting relationships with one another. It can even save a few pairs of your shoes from total puppy destruction. A trainer will use behavior modification and various other techniques to accomplish these goals. Before you start puppy training with your dog, knowing what to expect and how a trainer can work for you is helpful. 

Importance of Dog Training 

While not all dogs need numerous training sessions or even any training with a professional, puppies with difficulty housebreaking and destructive behavior may benefit. A trainer can prevent the destructive behavior of your property, curb aggression, and ensure your puppy lives a better quality of life overall. 

Let’s say your dog is high anxiety or more timid than the average. Your furry family member can develop a better bond with you and learn to trust others through training. 

Will Training Make My Dog Behave Better? 

There isn’t a specific definition of what makes a bad dog since “bad” is subjective. However, certain behaviors are often considered to be bad, such as chewing, digging, or barking. They’re normal behaviors but can become a nuisance for pet parents. 

With dog training, your pet will learn when these behaviors are appropriate. As a result, training can help improve any negative behaviors. 

What Method of Training Is Recommended?

Several methods of obedience training and behavior modification exist. One of the preferred methods is positive reinforcement. The puppy receives a reward every time they perform the desired behavior. 

This works better than a punishment-based training program because correcting negative behavior can cause aggression. 

A meeting with a trainer can determine your pet’s best course of action based on the degree of disobedience and negative behaviors.

When Should I Start Training My New Puppy? 

As a general rule, you may bring a puppy home as early as six weeks. As soon as you get your new puppy and they are up to date on age-appropriate vaccinations, start the training and socialization process. Be sure to keep up with training throughout adolescence as well, which is from eight to 18 weeks. This is a transitional phase; you can keep your puppy happy, well-behaved, and socialized with training throughout this age bracket. 

My Dog Knows Basic Commands, Why Do I Need to Train Him or Her? 

While teaching your dog basic commands is beneficial, you can encourage better behavior and help build a strong bond with your pet through obedience training. Plus, your dog will never stop learning. 

Is Dog Training Worth the Money? 

This depends on your desires. Our dog training can help owners and pets build stronger relationships. Pet owners will be less frustrated as they can communicate with their pets more effectively. If you’ve been putting off having visitors, you don’t have to anymore once your dog receives the proper training. Overall, it can be worth the money. 

What Do Professional Dog Trainers Do?

Besides helping pet owners correct negative behaviors, a professional dog trainer can teach dogs how to become search-and-rescue dogs, therapy dogs, or law enforcement dogs. 

Professional dog training can help stop undesirable behaviors in a puppy or grown dog. Through obedience training and behavior modification, you can develop a stronger bond with your pet, with less irritation along the way.

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