Ask the Trainer

Q: Why do i need to train my dog?

A) Whether you realize it or not, you are training your dog all the time. When you yell at your dog to not pee on the rug, you think you have trained him to not relieve himself on the carpet but when you have taken him out for a walk and you are waiting for him to go – your dog is thinking “ah, i get this now. I am not supposed to pee in front of them”.

When you train keeping free will in mind & bridge the gap of communication with your dog so that he/she can be a healthier, happier more well adjusted companion that you will be proud to take anywhere. A well trained dog comes while being called even when there are other dogs around that he would rather play with, does not pull on the leash while you are out on a walk, even at the veterinarians or groomers will allow examination and handling.

Also mental exercise is a key important factor at keeping your dog happier & calmer. Not only does it help your dogs mental but physical health as well

You must train your dog because he deserves it and wants to spend the rest of his life by your side rather than being tied in your backyard.

Q) How old should your dog be to begin training?

A) Your dog must be at least 3-4 months old and his immunization schedule must be complete. However pet parents must always have a behavioral consult with a Canine Behaviorist to combat puppy issues such as toilet training.

Q) What is the best method to train a dog?

A) There are several methods of training a dog such as use of choke chains, shock collars/punishment etc and reward based. We at Princely Paws however use only positive reinforce-rs such as toys and praise & body language work a primitive tool used to bridge the gap of communication between pet parent & dog. Using averse methods can result in cruel treatment,physical injury, and produce a dog who is fearful and aggressive.

Q) Is there a way where i can walk my dog without having my arm yanked out?

A) We walk our dog for lots of reasons for exercise, a chance to take care of bodily functions, to get out and socialize a bit, a healthy activity for dog and pet parent together. We know why we take the dogs out for a walk, but do we understand what dogs look forward to while out on their walks?. Dogs don’t get out to see the world as much as we do, so they tend to pull as soon as they step out of the door. The solution out is to train your dog to walk at a relaxed pace while out on a walk, where he directs the pace & where his nose directs without yanking, making it a pleasant experience for dog and pet parent alike.

Q) I have heard of many situations where people have hired trainers that their dogs comply with but when the pet parent gives the command, the dog disobeys?

A) This scenario occurs when the dog is being bullied by the dog trainer to obey him. At Princely Paws, we despise such methods. Our training techniques are specifically designed according to your dog’s temperament, needs & natural behaviours in mind. We ensure that the pet parent is actively participating during the training sessions where we teach them the nuances of leash training. It takes two to “Tango” so equal onus lies on the pet parent too. As components such as the length of the leash& the kind of harness matter too.

Q) I have just adopted an Indian Pariah puppy off the streets and have been told that they cannot be trained is that a fact?

A) Indian Pariah dogs can be very easily trained as they are very intelligent, adapt quickly & are absolutely easy maintenance pets.