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Training your dog can be a daunting task.  You will have to dedicate a lot of your time to train your pup properly and know what you are doing. If you are a first time dog owner, you probably have a lot to learn about dog training. 

Smith Farms believes that obedience training is essential to having a positive relationship with your dog.  The sooner you begin training your dog, the better. Hiring professionals like us with the knowledge to do the job will save your valuable time and energy. 

Owner Training

There are a few things you will need to purchase if you decide to train your dog on your own. 

First, you will need a dog collar or harness and a good quality leash that is not retractable.  The leash should be fairly short so that your dog is kept close by your side while walking and you are able to firmly control your dog.    

Second, you will need some dog training treats that are easy to carry and provide an immediate reward for your dog’s correct behavior.

You will need to set aside a minimum of 10-15 minutes, at least 2 or 3 times a day, to train your dog.  Be sure to use the same commands each time you train so that your dog does not become confused.  Always give positive reinforcement using the training treats and lots of affection when your pup properly complies with a command. 

Teach your pup basic commands first.  Those are to sit, lay, stay and come.  Once your pup masters those commands, you can begin to teach more complex commands or tricks.  Keep in mind that you and your pup may hit some bumps along the way.  Some dogs are a little more stubborn and take longer to train, while some owners fail to be consistent or to dedicate enough time for training.  If you find yourself frustrated with your dog, a professional might be the better choice.

Board and Train

Smith Farms Kennels offers the best option for obedience training. Smith Farms’ Board and Train Program allows our skilled dog trainers to work with your dog over a period of time in our state of the art facility. Using positive reinforcement, we not only teach the basics, but also proper socialization, good manners when around people and other animals, to stay put even in the most tempting situations, proper leash walking, and other skills that you may desire.  Your dog will be well taken care of and comfortable during its stay at Smith Farms.  It will make lots of friends during our daily play time with our other furry guests.  As your pup learns proper skills, we will travel to local towns and parks to test those skills in realistic situations.  

Once your pup is ready to graduate, we will teach you to use the commands your dog learned and how to manage your pup if it ignores your commands.  We also offer reinforcement group training at various locations around Metro Atlanta to help you stay on top of our techniques.  You and your obedient dog will enjoy a long and happy life together!   

Call Smith Farms today to find out more about our kennel training.  Private lessons are also available.  770/918-9808.

Smith Farms Boarding Kennels has the best facility for your pet/s to enjoy spacious space to run and play. We are conveniently located off I-20. Proud to serve the loving dog owners and their furry family members in Atlanta and wonderful nearby communities like Conyers and RockdaleGraysonEast AtlantaDecaturLoganvilleCovington and Newton County, OxfordMcDonough and Henry CountyStockbridgeSnellvilleTuckerLawrencevilleLilburnStone MountainMonroeNorcross and others.