When it comes to puppy training, veterinarians have a wealth of information and advice that can help. If you live in or around Durham, NC, schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians at New Hope Animal Hospital. We can help you train your young furry friend so that he or she can grow and thrive.
Puppy Training by Breed
It is important to note that different breeds require different approaches to training. A breed-specific approach addresses the differences that can affect the training process. For example, breeds such as Golden and Labrador Retrievers, as well as Poodles are generally more intelligent than others. This means that they catch on and learn lessons much quicker.
These aren't the only breeds of dogs that are easy to train. The list also includes Welsh Corgies, among others. Welsh Corgies are not only smart but loyal to their owners too. They respond well to being trained and enjoy being active, making it easier to teach them desirable behaviors. A German Shorthaired Pointer is also a physically active dog that enjoys being trained. However, the one limitation when training them is that they are distracted easily. As a result, the veterinarian may advise you to engage them in frequent but short training sessions.
Puppy Training by Gender
Though there is no solid proof, it is generally believed that female dogs mature faster than males, and are easier to train as a result. However, it is not unusual for females to be more prone to nervousness than male dogs. This can sometimes interfere with the training, especially if it isn't started right away. To some extent, the ability to train a dog, male or female, is affected by his or her breed as much as gender. When it comes to certain breeds, some female dogs are more aggressive than male dogs and vice versa.
Contact New Hope Animal Hospital
If you are looking for advice concerning puppy training and you live in or around Durham, NC, schedule a visit with one of our veterinarians at New Hope Animal Hospital. We would be happy to work with you and your pup to set up a good training regime. Call us today at 919-490-2000 for more information.