Basic Obedience training:
Includes commands like sit, down, come. go,
stay, heel, salute, speak, quiet etc. Imagine a fifty kilo Rottweiler pulling you down the street! Therefore teaching it obedience
is important. Also remember obedience means your pup or dog will not steal food, eat rubbish, sleep on your bed, jump
on your visitors or humiliate you publicly. Dr Unny disagrees that training means making the dog a circus animal. If
our children can be disciplined why not our pets.
Obedience training is a necessity for all
dogs irrespective of breed or type. It takes a good trainer between three to four months to train a dog in this.
Dr Unny has a staff of three trainers including dog master Niranjan Singh a retired BSF Dog
trainer with over thirty years experience. Gobind also serves as part time trainer at this clinic. They all charge between
Rs 1800 - Rs 3000 depending on the dog and the location. All training is done at the clients house. All acessories needed
for good training is available at the clinic. Recently we have started to experiment with clicker training.
It is however a misconception that a professional trainer is needed to train your dogs. The
best trainer is the owner himself or herself. But one needs to be methodical and regular with the schedule. The efforts will
begin to show in a few months.
A Manual on Dog Training is available now at the clinic. All that one needs to train ones pet
is mentioned. Please read it and try training at your end.
The golden thumb rule that serves to tell you about how a trainer is treating your dog is that
if your pet crouches in fear when he sees his trainer, it is being ill treated. It's time then to get a new trainer!!!!