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When it comes to caring for a dog, training is one of the aspects of care that often get put on the back burner. Unfortunately, without proper training, dogs don’t truly understand the rules of your home and they aren’t as safe, in general. At Tip Top K9, we offer quality dog training in Carrollton that can improve obedience and address any behavioral issues you might be facing with your sweet pooch.


Issues Our Trainers Can Fix

Whether you have a new addition to the family or a dog you’ve had for several years, dog training in Carrolton is always a good idea. Our experienced trainers can address a number of common behavioral issues, including:


  1. General Obedience

Every dog should be taught to sit, stay and come 100% of the time. These three skills alone can increase your dog’s safety and keep them out of a number of alarming situations. A dog that obeys your commands won’t run out into the yard or street where they could potentially encounter cars or other dangers.


We also teach your dog to walk properly on a leash. This is a crucial skill because it also improves your safety and the dog’s safety, ensuring your dog doesn’t trip you or become entangled in their leash. It’s also not a lot of fun to take a dog on a walk if they drag you the entire time or constantly stop abruptly or move from one side of you to the other, but we can fix this issue easily.


  1. Aggression

While obedience skills are crucial, aggression is an even more serious problem. If your dog attacks other dogs or snarls and acts aggressively toward family members or guests, this is dangerous, and we can help.


Our trainers have worked with some of the hardest cases, including dogs that had been used previously for fighting, dogs that have suffered from abuse and even dogs that were likely on their way to the pound because of their aggressive behavior. No matter what level of aggression your dog displays, our trainers can reduce or eliminate this issue so that your whole family (and your neighborhood) is safer.


  1. Nuisance Behavior

Are you tired of the constant barking? Does your dog annoy your guests by jumping on them when they walk through the door? While it’s fine to have a dog bark when someone enters your property, they should stop on command. Additionally, a dog should be able to sit politely (perhaps with a friendly wag of the tail) when your guests arrive. We can tame these negative behaviors and you will enjoy your furry friend all the more when you aren’t dealing with barking and jumping.


  1. Separation Anxiety

It’s heartbreaking to witness a dog with severe separation anxiety. Some signs of anxiety included barking or whining when you leave, urinating or defecating in your home when you are away and destructive behavior such as scratching or chewing on furnishings.


With proper dog separation anxiety training in Carrollton, we can soothe a scared dog and come up with strategies to make it easier on them when you leave. In some cases, medication might be recommended, but our goal is to try to remediate this issue without resorting to medicine whenever possible.


  1. Potty Training

Some dogs seem to learn this skill in a matter of days, but if you have a puppy or a rescue dog that just can’t seem to use the bathroom in an appropriate spot, our trainers can help with this issue.


Our Class Options

At Tip Top K9, we can provide families with an in-home dog trainer in Carrollton, and we also offer dog boot camp in Carrollton. Let’s take a look at each of these options.


In-Home Dog Training Classes

With this option, a professional dog trainer will come to your home for several weeks and teach everything from basic obedience to potty training to curbing nuisance behavior. In-home dog behavior training in Carrollton is ideal for dogs without serious behavioral issues such as aggression.


Dog Training Camp in Carrollton

For dogs with severe behavioral issues, the best approach will be our dog boot camp in Carrollton. This is a board and train option where your dog will reside with one of our aggressive dog trainers at their home for about two to four weeks, sometimes more.


This allows us to provide immersive, nearly around-the-clock training and it’s an ideal option for severely aggressive dogs. It can be tough to part with your dog, but our doggy boot camp in Carrollton gets results faster than with in-home lessons.


Tip Top K9: Dog Training You Can Trust

We know that you have many choices out there when choosing dog training classes in Carrollton, as well as seeking guidance online. While there are plenty of options, we encourage you to consider Tip Top K9 for your training needs, and there are several reasons why we believe our service is heads (and tails) above the rest.


  1. A Customized Approached

At Tip Top K9, we don’t employ a one-size-fits-all training system. Just like humans, dogs have unique personalities and a training approach that works with one dog might not work with another. To that end, our trainers design a personalized training program for each dog.


For instance, our approach with a timid dog needs to be different than our approach with an exuberant dog or an aggressive dog. Training is much more successful when we customize it for each of our furry friends.


  1. We Teach Dog Parents!

It’s all well and good to have a dog obey a professional dog trainer, but if your dog falls back into their bad behavior after we leave, this is less than helpful. Our goal isn’t just to train your dog, but also to train your whole family how to keep up with training and maintain consistent results. We will give you step-by-step “homework” to ensure that you know how to reinforce training long-term.


  1. We Offer Lifetime Support

With most training services, once you’ve completed your initial training, that’s the end of your relationship. With Tip Top K9, once you are part of our family, you are part of our family throughout your dog’s lifetime.


We offer lifetime phone support and most of our dog training packages include lifetime group classes. These group classes provide you with opportunities to reinforce obedience skills and keep your dog as socialized as possible.


  1. We Offer A Guarantee

We know you work hard for your money and training is a big investment. While it yields a huge result of a socialized, well-behaved dog, when you are first getting started, it’s comforting to know that we offer a money-back guarantee. We promise to fix at least 95% of your dog’s problems, and we are willing to work with you for as long as it takes to achieve these results.


Keep in mind, that dog parents also must continue to reinforce positive behavior, using proper commands and correcting unwanted behavior. Of course, as mentioned above, we do provide you with the tools you need to reinforce skills and you also can attend our group classes. We do all we can to make it as easy as possible for families to enjoy lifelong “good dog” behavior.


  1. We Offer A Free (Almost) First Lesson

Our first lesson costs just one dollar, and during that lesson we will do a thorough evaluation of your dog. This allows us to truly understand your dog’s unique personality and design an effective training program that yields results. We also spend time talking with you about your training goals.


Again, this lesson is just $1, and you will be under no obligation to continue with us although we feel confident that once you meet with our trainer you will be inspired to continue with us and excited about transforming your dog’s behavior.


To get started with dog training in Carrollton, just click on the Schedule Lesson tab on our homepage and fill out our quick contact form. A member of the Tip Top K9 team will contact you as quickly as possible to set up your introductory lesson.