No Leash Needed: For Some Dogs, Obedience Training Is Essential
Submitted by: I-Newswire
St. Louis, Missiouri (OPENPRESS) May 23, 2012 - Conflicts about pets have been common since the first animals were domesticated. Today, the nature of these conflicts can be more serious than ever before, as people are more emotionally attached to their pets. In fact, a new vein of professional mediation has developed due to this emotional attachment-pet mediation. Pet mediators discuss conflict revolving around animals in an effort to keep the disagreement out of litigation. No Leash Needed agrees that these professionals provide a valuable service to the public; however, the company asserts that obedience training often plays a key role in the success of these professionals' recommendations.
According to an article by Veronica Dagher in The Wall Street Journal, conflicts pertaining to pets occur in several different situations. Most popular are divorce settlements that find it difficult to come to an agreement regarding pet custody. But the conflict that pet mediators address spans much more than divorce battles. Shared custody of pets can be confusing and stressful to dogs due to a change in environment or living situation, therefore new, unwanted behaviors may emerge. The article cites arguments over pet behavior as the root of many pet mediation sessions.
From misbehaving dogs to shared custody, all of these scenarios require proper obedience training in order to come to a happy conclusion. Obedience training will not only quell unwanted behavior, it will help dogs cope with their changing situations. For example, teaching basic commands to a dog that barks too much can help alleviate the tension between neighbors. Likewise, obedience training can make it easier to share custody of a dog, as they will understand that the rules are the same in both households.
"Whether a dog comes from a prized breeder or a rescue, training is essential in building a happy, healthy bond between owner and dog," commented Shannon Mayfield of No Leash
Needed. "Barking, housebreaking issues, jumping up, nipping, rough housing, and chewing are common issues that many of our training clients struggle with on a daily basis. These little annoyances can build over time so we train owners and dogs to understand each other, paving the way for a long, happy relationship."
Indeed, with the right obedience training, owners can prevent further pet mediation appointments from having to take place.
No Leash Needed provides personalized and highly-qualified dog training, boarding, and day camp services. The professionals at No Leash Needed perform an assessment on each dog to determine the training technique best suited to its needs and personality. All training techniques employed at No Leash Needed utilize positive reinforcement to encourage dogs to behave well. In addition to effective training services, the facility offers a safe and fun environment in which dogs can socialize, exercise, and reinforce their training lessons.
No Leash Needed can be found online at www.noleashneeded.com. Interested individuals are encouraged to visit the website to learn more about the facility's training, day camp, and boarding services.