Born to Lead K-9 Academy, Dog Trainers in Raleigh North Carolina. Private dog training from the canine obedience experts.

 


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Born to Lead K9 Academy
Dog Training, Raleigh NC
Ryan Douglas, Head Trainer
Phone: 919.938.3353

FREQUENTLY ASKED DOG TRAINING QUESTIONS  DOG

Why should I hire Born to Lead K-9 Academy?
Why should I train my dog at home?
How old does my dog need to be in order to start training?
What does obedience training provide for my dog?
Why do you think that dog owners need education?
How much do dog training courses cost?
Is my dog too old to train?
How long does it take to housetrain a dog?
What style of training do you use?
Can you train aggressive dogs?
Do you train dogs with separation anxiety?
Can you train sheltered or rescued dogs?
Do you train protection and/or police dogs?
Do you offer group classes?
What areas do you serve?
 
Why should I hire Born to Lead K-9 Academy?
My approach will save you well over a thousand dollars! Sending your dog away to work with a trainer can easily cost $2000 for simple obedience. The stress induced by sending your dog away to be trained with harsh, aversive techniques can cause unwanted psychological and physical symptoms. In my 20 years of experience, I have NEVER met a dog that was well behaved simply because he knew obedience commands. 100% of the adult dogs I see are well versed in obedience, yet they all have behavioral issues. If simple obedience is the answer, why do all of our dogs have these problems? Why pay for multiple visits when you can see real results in 1? Furthermore, why pay someone else to bond with your dog? My training will make you more knowledgeable, more confident and more successful than ever in effectively managing your dog’s behavior. My easy to apply methods will transform your dog into the dog you've always wanted. My goal is simple. I want to be the last dog trainer you'll ever need to hire for any reason!
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Why should I train my dog at home?

When dogs are sent away to in-board training kennels or work exclusively with trainers, they learn very quickly that the trainers are in charge. When you go to a training center and work in a group, boundaries are established and the dog knows he isn't the center of attention. Once they get back home, they immediately revert back to their old behavior. This is why in-home training is crucial to the success of your dog’s training.

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How old does my dog need to be in order to start training?
I offer owner education courses, behavior modification consultations, house training and obedience training for dogs of any age. It is never too early to learn how to communicate properly with your dog. In fact, you need to start the moment you take your new puppy home.
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What does obedience training provide for my dog?

Nothing, unless you understand how to control your dog's excitement and instincts.

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Why do you think that dog owners need education?

Dog owners often sabotage their dog without knowing it. People apply human psychology and use emotions to control their dogs and this is when the trouble begins. Most people will say they don’t understand why their dog is so bad, and that they give him everything he wants! Owners don’t realize that their behaviors are, in fact, the greatest influence on their dogs. Understanding how to fulfill your dog’s needs will unlock his true personality and give you the relationship you really want.

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How much do dog training courses cost?

This is arguably the most popular question, and with good reason. All dogs and their situations are different. It is important that I speak with you to determine yours. Sometimes owners are unaware that certain behaviors are a key factor in diagnosing and recommending a course of action. Because of this, only after a brief phone consultation can I offer a quote based on your situation.

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Is my dog too old to train?

Not unless he has a physical condition that will prevent him from performing. Older dogs can learn just as fast as, and in some cases, faster than young dogs. Even the most stubborn, aged dogs can be conditioned to “learn new tricks.”

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How long does it take to housetrain a dog?

If my advice is followed, you will have very few “accidents” after I leave. It is important to remember that the owners must follow through with the house training and be consistent. With consistency and patience, most dogs are 100% reliable within 3-4 weeks.

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What style of training do you use?

I ALWAYS let the dog tell me what will work best. If a trainer cannot listen to the dog then you probably don't want to hire them. Generally speaking, I only endorse positive methods. I normally advise my clients to avoid the use of shock collars, head halters or choke chains.

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Can you train aggressive dogs?

Yes. There are many different types of aggression and I will need to determine what kind(s) of aggression your dog is displaying. If the dog has a history of attacks where the dog has bitten someone or caused injury, a muzzle will be required.

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Do you train dogs with separation anxiety?

Absolutely. Separation anxiety can come from many contributing factors. Usually, the dog simply lacks confidence. This is a treatable and reversible condition.

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Can you train sheltered or rescued dogs?

Adopted dogs are the best! These dogs are fantastic companions and even if they have been abused or neglected in the past, we can rehabilitate them.

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Do you train protection and/or police dogs?

While having general knowledge in this area, I spend the majority of my time working with dogs and families to create a calm, submissive state of mind suited for family environments.

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Do you offer group classes?

No. I firmly believe that group classes do not accomplish enough for owners. Group classes are generally easy money for trainers and while the owners and dogs do learn some things, your time and money could be invested in private training which is tailored to your exact needs. If you want socialization, go to a dog park, it's free.

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What areas do you serve?

I serve the entire Raleigh NC area. Our service area includes: Angier, Apex, Benson, Cary, Clayton, Dunn, Four Oaks, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Goldsboro, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Raleigh, Wake Forest and Smithfield.

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