As you've probably heard, last month ADGTK Training Center officially opened. The training center offers a variety of group classes from puppy class, to agility classes, to basic manners, to reactive dog classes and much more. Have you considered group classes? Have you wondered what the benefits of group classes are?
Group classes have lots of benefits. One of the main benefits is the wonderful socialization that your dog can get. This socialization happens because of the association your dog will build between seeing all the other dogs and getting lots of awesome rewards. It can be flat out fun for your dog. (* This is referring to training centers that are using up-to-date training methods. If training centers are still using aversive methods like choke chains, prong collars etc. it can have a negative effect on your dog.) So when done correctly, your dog will associate other dogs with awesome stuff. This association in turn will cause your dog to really enjoy other dogs.
Another awesome benefit is getting to practice all these skills in a high distraction environment. It is one thing if your dog can sit or lie down at home. But can he do it out in public? If he can do it in a room full of other people and dogs in theory he can do it just about anywhere. For most dogs, working in this environment is challenging at first, but after a week or two they get into the swing of things and start responding very well.
And finally, it's fun! I love taking classes with my dog. Not only do I love it, he loves it too. An hour long class will really whoop your dogs butt. (Mentally) By introducing new skills, or working hard on sharpening up old skills, your dog will feel tired after. If you haven't taken a group class with your dog, I highly recommend it!
For more information on my group class click here!
Below is a short video explaining what my puppy class is all about! If you love puppies, I recommend watching it.