Here at Sequoyah K9 Academy we believe that in most cases the
"ideal" training method is most likely a combination.
Often times in a household there is a mixture of personalities
and just as your dog much adapt to those people, those people
much also learn to adapt to your dog.
For example, if the
husband likes to come home in the evening and roughhouse
with the dog but yet the dog hardly ever jumps on him, he
may not actually fill the the dog needs any training.
However, on the other hand, the dog might spend the days
constantly jumping on the wife or kids, causing frustration
and some resentment. In reality, the dog may simply
being trying to "play the game" that the husband has taught
him with other members of the household in an attempt to
bond with them as well. Instead, the other members of
the household prefer that he spend the days outside waiting
on the husband to come home. Then, when they do let
him back inside, he is even more grateful and excited and
attempts even harder to elicit "play".
In cases like this, often times
BOARD and TRAIN
is an ideal starting point but then that may need to be followed
up by a few
sessions with members of the household. Make no mistake,
in most cases, the dog can continue to roughhouse with the
husband while also learning the correct or preferred interaction
with the other members of the family.
We will be glad to consult with you about what training period
would be the best for your situation. Don't hesitate to
contact us or we can even schedule an evaluation for your