Can I come visit my dog? Due to the time spent training your dog and working with new and finished clients dogs our time is limited. We would love to meet with everyone, but reality sets in and their are only so many hours in a day. We recommend as much as possible to wait until the end of training to come visit your dog. Once, your dogs training is complete, we will spend as much time with you as needed to make sure you understand all the training that has been taught.
Will my dog remember who I am? I have yet to see a dog that has forgotten who its previous owners were. The time goes fast and before you know it your dog will be back home- and as good as new!
I don't know if my family will let my dog go for three months or longer? I take a few special measures here at Utah Dog Obedience Training to ensure your family feels as close to your dog as possible. Every other week I will use my cell phone and during training take a picture or two of your dog working. I will then send them to you with a small update on how your dog is doing and what we are working on. This helps the seperation during the training to be a lot easier and keeps you update on your dogs progress. Past customers aboslutely love this and plus you get some fun pictures of your dog!
What food should I feed my dog? When it comes to food, you get what you pay for. Stick with a high quality brand with good ingredients and high protein and fat content. I like Purina Pro Plan which can be found at Petsmart or Petco. Any high quailty brand of food should work good for your dog during its training.
How often will I have to work with my dog after I get it back from training? The more the better, but lets get realistic everyone is busy with work and life. If you can work your dog twice a week for 15 to 20 minutes this will help to keep your dog sharp. Your dog will never forget his or her training. As long as you reinforce what has been taught your dog will stay sharp and be a good hunting dog for you down the road.
What will I need to do with my dog after its training?
All you have to do is reinforce the commands and take that new bird dog hunting as much as possible! Like any good bird dog, the more the birds the better! HUNTING = BIRDS!