At Hannah, we believe that a well-trained dog is a happy and healthy dog. That’s why we’ve made behavioral training one of the three main components of our Total Lifetime Care program. Along with all-inclusive veterinary care and high-quality Pet food, Hannah members also receive adult and puppy classes, on-leash classes and private behavior consultations with our staff of Pet behavior experts.
So, why is training so important?
- Well, first, there is the simple fact that it’s easier to live with a well-behaved Pet. Ever live with a dog who digs in the yard, chews furniture and shoes, or jumps up to greet people? Your life and that of your family will simply be easier if you invest the time and energy it takes to raise a well-behaved dog or puppy. But remember, your dog should be allowed to be a dog! In other words, dogs need to chew and play. So it’s important to teach them the appropriate outlets for these activities, such as chewing on their toys only.
- Think you’re the only one in this relationship who values the companionship between you and your dog? Think again! Your Pet wants and needs that bond as much as you do. The act of training your Pet can help to build and strengthen this bond. And a well-trained, socialized Pet will enjoy a deeper bond and more time with you and your family.
- Safety First! Ever encounter a dog that simply does not listen? Imagine that dog getting loose on a busy street while the Pet parent chases and calls her. Training is the key to avoiding the risks associated with a dog that doesn’t listen. Well-trained Pets will come when called and more importantly, are less likely to behave in ways that can cause injury.
- Ever notice those well-behaved dogs walking down a busy street? They don’t jump on people walking by or bark at cars or try to break free of their leash when they see a cat. These are dogs that have been trained to be in social environments and as a result, they are spending more time with their Pet parent and more time outdoors. They are also, more than likely, getting more exercise which will lead to longer lives and lower stress levels than Pets that have to stay indoors or in the back yard all day due to poor training and behavior.
Your Pet deserves to live a long, happy, healthy life. We can help! Our team of world-class behaviorists and trainers are on-hand to provide everything from simple over-the-phone advice to one-on-one consultations to address a wealth of behavior-related problems.
To learn more about how you can enroll your Pets into Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care program, please visit our Placement Centers at Clackamas Town Center and Washington Square Mall.