Did you adopt and welcome a dog into your home for the holidays? Kudos to you for giving him a forever home with lots of compassion and love. If January has been an adjustment period for you both, it’s a good time to remind you that January is National Train Your Dog Month.
This campaign was started in 2010 by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers to help pet parents and their new dogs start the year off right. Their belief was that behavioral issues with a new pet could be addressed with proper socialization and positive training—and that this could help dissuade owners from abandoning or surrendering a new pet to a shelter. Of course, even if your pet isn’t a new member of your household, you can still take the time to brush up on commands and training.
Click here to learn more about National Train Your Dog Month!