A Best Friend for Life
According to a recent study, most dogs (96%) surrendered to animal shelters and rescues "had not received any obedience training." The unruliness of an untrained animal is often cited as a factor in the decision to give up the animal.
KV-POP reminds all pet owners that it is their responsibility to teach their pet basic manners. Dogs don't automatically know what we want them to do. It's up to us to gently, firmly, and consistently encourage desired behaviors. The good news is that it's never too late! Resolve to start working with your pet today!
Check out the ASPCA's Virtual Pet Behaviorist page for answers to common questions about training your dog or cat.