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Old 03-25-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Lewisville, TX
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We have a 15 week old puppy who has all of her shots but we really need to get her into somewhere for training.

Does anyone know of a good place? Or an individual that doesn't charge an arm and a leg?
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Lewisville, TX
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Sorry, location would help huh? In the Lewisville area, or close to it.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Try your local PetSmart they offer training.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:09 PM
 
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Try your local PetSmart they offer training.
Either that or just google it and you'll find lots of how to info and probably even some videos. My wife took a couple of private obedience lessons for her dogs prior to getting into agility. But looking back, she could have easily done it herself. She's been training dogs for 5+ years now, and depending on the breed of dog, it's not really that hard. "Click and treat" training works really well.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Your very right ETex it's super easy- but if you do what that places to help you out also try your local community or parks and rec center they sometimes offer classes much cheaper then some puppy training places out there.
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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I too have a puppy that I want to get into training. I'm considering the PetSmart closest to me in Las Colinas/Valley Ranch or Man's Best Friend in Carrollton. Which should I choose? or maybe another place?

@Alie9604--did you pick a place? If so, are you happy with it?

THANKS!
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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I was quite pleased with Petsmart. They have a basic training, an intermediate, and an advanced. It gets your dog to socialize and the training is good.

No training program will work if you don't do it at home, too.
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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To follow up with ETex2 and LQQKOUT, have you seen any of Cesar Millan's Dog Whisperer episodes? His show can teach you the same thing a trainer can and won't even charge you. I've watched dozens of his shows for education alone. That is, my dog came very well trained.

Regardless of what either you or your dog learns, the basic elements are communication with the dog and you being leader of the pack.
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:28 AM
 
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I used PetSmart for my puppy a few years ago and was really happy with the results. I had a very caring person who worked at PetSmart do the training. And while it is easy to train your dog yourself, I personally think the classes really helped my puppy get used to all of the distractions that stores offer and becoming socialized. Also after taking those classes, I was able to train my other puppies.
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