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A dog’s eyes can express a lot. Not only does a woofer’s body language speak volumes, but the peepers do, too. An aggressive dog may open the eyes widely to try and appear larger. But, when a canine’s eyes are round and big, it can also signal fear. Bright and sparkling baby blues let you know your dog is happy and excited, while dull or squinting eyes can mean pain or illness. Have your pooch checked at the vet right away if they seem to be listless or not themselves.
Did you know that dogs were wearing collars as far back as the Egyptian times? A correctly-fitting collar is essential to your dog’s comfort. The “two finger” rule is the typical way to try one on for size - slide the width of two fingers between Fido’s collar and neck, and you’ll have a proper fitting. As a necessity, teach your pup to wear a collar for safety’s sake and keep ID and vaccination tags attached as well.
Bluey was an Australian Cattle Dog and holds the record as the oldest dog verified. He was the ripe old age of 29 when he crossed the rainbow bridge. This incredible pooch herded sheep and cattle for close to 20 years. That’s quite a feat considering most dogs who live to be 18 are thought to be on the older end of a canine’s lifespan.
Is your little tail-wagger ready for school? Spokane is the place to get it done right! Do you need to brush up on Spot’s table manners? Maybe you are looking to enroll your energetic dog in a nosework or Canine Good Citizen class.
If your pup is well on their way to socialization and has their vaccines up to date, then a group class may be the answer. Expect to pay a fee of around $140 for a course that lasts between four and six weeks. As your pooch moves up the ranks, the classes that follow one another may be reduced in price. For example, beginner classes can be more expensive than a course for a dog with some experience with commands. Don’t forget the fun classes, such as rally and agility.
Some pet parents prefer to send their canine kiddos off to doggy boot camp for anywhere from a week to a month or more. This means your dog will stay onsite at the training facility or in the trainer’s home. Prices will vary depending on the intensity of the course. A beginner class that teaches meal manners or simple commands like “sit” and “down” will be less pricey than advanced instruction like recall and off-leash maneuvers. Expect to pay an average of $2000 to $3000 for a two to three-week program.
If you are looking for private instruction, you can consider training in-home or at a facility. It is typically less expensive to train at the center, but often taking the class at your home is advantageous for the pup. Learning in their own environment can be beneficial as follow-up work is easily performed. Prices range from $95 to $125 for private instruction.
are ready to help your dog be their best. In-home lessons with a dog trainer with Wag! are quickly scheduled and booked for an affordable fee of $60 per one-hour of training. Chat and pay in-app to discuss your dog’s needs and set up a customized session unique to their personality. It’s that easy!
Spokane is known as a state that is fortunate to have sunny skies for most of the year, through all seasons. The opportunity to enjoy an outdoor concert, explore a spacious green space, and relax on a bright and welcoming patio awaits you and your pup. Doggos heading out to partake in these activities have to be licensed and registered with the city. Vaccination for rabies is a must as well. Bring these details up to date, and your pup will be welcomed just about anywhere in friendly Spokane.
Where to spend the day today? Off-leash dog parks, of course. Pack a backpack with Spot’s favorite homemade dog snacks and plenty of water to drink. Eleven acres of fun await at SpokAnimal’s Dog Park (at High Bridge Park). Despite its large size, the park is completely fenced and has a separate enclosure for small dogs to run about freely.
For a change of scenery, head to nearby Cheney and explore Pine Lake Loop Trail. It’s an easy paved loop, and there is a chance you’ll see waterfowl and maybe even a deer or moose. Keep your four-legger on the leash per the park rules, just in case you have a wild animal encounter.
Every outing will be a pleasant one with a well-trained dog by your side. Take advantage of the spectacular weather in sunny Spokane and spend an afternoon outside, tossing a ball and enjoying your dog’s company to the fullest.
Dogs and pet parents are honing their dog training skills on the area trails, in parks, and in welcoming downtown Spokane. Soak up the sunshine while walking along a city street, and be sure to stop and say hello to a local dog trainer if you meet one while out and about.
What breeds of canines are dog trainers in Spokane working with? Doggos making their furever home in this dog-friendly city are both big and small. Personalities vary and colors are different, yet all dogs benefit from training.
The Labrador Retriever and the Golden Retriever are the two top pups most commonly seen learning the ropes in training venues all over the state. Both dogs are keen to learn commands and excel at skills like swimming and dock diving.
The French Bulldog is no stranger to the list of favorites in many of the states, and that is no surprise. With cute bat-like ears and eyes that don’t miss a thing, this perky pooch is ready for training whenever you are. Don’t let their size fool you; they’ll be head of the class when it comes to personality.
We can’t forget the faithful German Shepherd and the adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Both doggos are keen to let you know when a stranger is approaching and will benefit from socialization and opportunities to get together with other pups at the park.
If you have a dog ready to learn leash manners, basic commands, or how to heel when on a sidewalk promenade, look no further than a local dog trainer with Wag! to make it happen!
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