Getting a Dog?

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Thinking about getting a dog or puppy? Congratulations!

Many people spend weeks or even months researching which car or refrigerator to purchase. But they buy a puppy on impulse -usually overcome by cuteness!  Then the puppy grows too big, or has too much energy or is too needy for the family to handle. The shelters are full of the innocent victims of these poor decisions.

Sometimes puppies purchased from disreputable sources come from filthy, inhumane puppy mills and the result is a lifetime of medical issues and vet bills, or sadly, an early demise.

Doing a little research BEFORE you get your new dog is smart! A dog’s lifespan can be 12 years or more (longer than most cars or refrigerators!). And it is a living, breathing, creature whose life and well-being are dependant upon you. A private consultation with a behavior specialist can help you choose the right breed for your family and lifestyle. We can help you do the research necessary to find a physically and emotionally healthy pet, so you and your dog will have a long & happy future together.

Many new puppy owners choose a combined discounted package of In-Home Lessons and Puppy Kindergarten Class.


Contact Susan Claire, CPDT-KA for more information at 954-349-5969

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PlayTrain uses science-based, force free methods.  We never use any method or collar that causes your dog to feel pain, fear or intimidation.  We follow the Humane Hierarchy and LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) codes of ethics.