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Our Siberian Husky, Sophie, is the best family pet. She is 10 years old and has been both our daughters’ closest and most best playmate. She plays dress up, participates in crafts, is the softest pillow, loves to snuggle, knows how to play hide and seek, always makes sure everyone in our family is safe and just makes our house happier. She listens very well and was the shining star in her puppy class over 9 years ago. She learned how to do all kinds of fun tricks in addition to the basic puppy training necessary for us to understand her dominating personality. The one thing Sophie never mastered, because SHE never wanted to, was stay. This gorgeous amazing husky will still, at 10 years old, run away the second she spots an opportunity. It could be on a family walk or out the front door when someone rings the doorbell. It could be because a landscaper opened our back gate just a bit too wide or because she realized little sister isn’t the best at walking her to the car. We have many stories where Sophie ran away for hours and then just showed back up on our doorstep after we frantically looked everywhere for her. She’s smart, conniving, and thinks she is in charge in our home. Luckily we just learned about the Robin K Bennett’s Raising Your Puppy™ online dog training course. The online dog training program is designed for puppies but has also been a great resource to help us navigate through continuing to learn how to show our Sophie she is not always in charge and can’t simply run away when she feels like a day out of the house by herself.
The Raising Your Puppy™ online dog training course provides ongoing guidance, tips and advice for every week of development from 8 weeks to 6 months of age. It is an excellent refresher for an older dog like our Sophie. With your membership you also receive online access to over 100 short video tutorials covering all aspects of training your puppy along with access to an exclusive Facebook group where other community members and dog owners can converse about challenges and share success stories. I’m happy to report I’m not the only dog mommy that has an older dog that likes to go on own her own private adventures.
Sophie has a very sweet temperament but is also fiercely protective of our daughters. When our oldest daughter was a baby, Sophie would sleep at her nursery door every night of her first year. Now with little sister, she is just as caring and always makes sure our girls are safe and happy.
The dog training class is very easy to navigate and lets you move through the courses on your own time. In our case, I’ll say on Sophie’s time. Every dog is different and needs different levels of reinforcement so this great course is an excellent way to effectively cover everything from getting your home ready for your new puppy to tricks as your puppy grows.
Sophie has mastered everything we’ve taught her. She knows all the basics including walking with a lead, sitting, staying and so much more…until you walk away.
We never walk her without a leash and even the most basic activities where she would enjoy playing without a leash never happen. We’d love to take her to the dog beach in San Diego during our many family visits but haven’t yet because we know she would run away.
We have gone through all of the Raising Your Puppy™ online dog training course chapters and will be revisiting those where Sophie could use some reinforcement. My only regret is not knowing about this great dog training program before spending so much on our puppy training when we first brought Sophie home.
Robin K Bennett is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, author, consultant and expert on dogs. She founded one of the largest dog training companies in Virginia. She has been “reading dogs,” teaching families how to train dogs, and working in the pet care industry helping others keep dogs safe for over 20 years. Robin is also the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the premier dog training association with over 5,000 members.
The online dog training course is something I definitely recommend for all families considering bringing home a new puppy and for those that have an older dog that would benefit from refresher some of the skills they learned years ago as a puppy. The course is great for children to follow along and help in the training process too.
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Do you have any tips for teaching an old dog new tricks or maybe a story of a time when you wondered how you would ever teach your dog a new behavior? I’d love to hear your stories in the comments!