If looking for vets near me is on your to-do list, look no farther than East Valley Animal Hospital. Our caring and compassionate staff will make sure both you and your furry friends are comfortable and well cared for. In addition to procedures and checkups, we can provide extensive information on everything from pet nutrition, to behavioral issues and even dog training programs. In fact, what to look for in a good dog training program is something we often get asked by new pet parents.

Whether your pet is a puppy or a full-grown adult, getting him in the right dog training program is an important step. You may have questions on behavioral issues or something as simple as getting your pet to sit. Whatever the questions or issues, your situation isn’t new to trainers and with a little time and patience, can be overcome.

Like finding good vets near me, finding good training programs is often found through friend and family referrals. The other great resource for options is your vet. At East Valley Animal Hospital, we can recommend several trainers based on your pet’s needs and give you some things to look for.

A few things to consider and ask about before signing your pet up for training include:

  • What method of training is being used with the pets? A large percentage of trainers will use the clicker method. This method uses a small, inexpensive device that makes a clicking noise that can reinforce positive actions and behavior.
  • You also want to ask about the trainers themselves. What is there background? Can you talk to other pet parents who have gone through their class? Knowing how the trainers react and handle pets will help you determine if they are a good fit for you and your pet.
  • And always remember to visit any websites the trainers have and look at online reviews from those who have gone through the class.

In the end, you want a training program that uses positive reinforcement and gentle encouragement. Contact us and we’ll help you with the information you need to know before you select a dog training program. And when you search for vets near me, we encourage you to check out our website. We want to be your pet’s health partner throughout their long and healthy life.