A FAQ I receive is: “How long will it take for my dog to be trained?” I hate to say it, but there is no simple answer…or magic wand. Every persons situation and dog is different. Whether it be a puppy that has been brought into a first time dog owners home, or a intra-familial dog-dog aggression case – all depend upon the humans that are taking care of the dog(s), and the dogs themselves. Some factors to consider are:
- Type of training – general manners, aggression/fear, guarding/predatory issues.
- Human involvement – keeping up with the training plan, setting the dog up for success.
For “good manners” courses I currently offer 4-session “intensives” as opposed to the traditional 6 week+ classes. Why? I found that most people are more likely to commit to a shorter time frame if they are receiving the information they want. And that for those that are into keeping up with their dogs behavior modification, will return for additional class time (my ongoing classes provide this type of training plan).