Just! Start! Training! - McCann Professional Dog Trainers

Just! Start! Training!

Dog won't COME? Pulls your arm off? Destructive in the home? Steals things? Etc. etc. etc. 

What if I told you you could fix all of these problems quite quickly? How? Start training!




Start opening up the lines of communication with your dog!

Start with something simple, even a trick will fulfill the purpose of starting! Learn how your dog thinks and learns by training!


Create a new habit and commit to training your dog every day. Commit a chunk of time that is realistic for you.

Start with 5 minutes if that's all the time you can afford. 


Start with one frustration point if that's a better tactic for you. Want your dog to pull less on walks? Commit to starting your walks with control and focus before you allow the dog out the front door. Once you've achieved that goal, add another goal in increments that work for you and your dog


Start with manners at the food bowl. Commit to having your dog sit politely while you put down their food bowl. If they get up, you just need to pick it up. A few reps and your dog will learn how to have better manners around meal time


Start with our free videos and workshops! We have several on our website and youtube channel


Start with a visit to audit classes at your local obedience school. Pick up some tips and try them with your own dog! 


Start by learning how to train one skill that means a lot to you. What would make your life easier or better?

Truly, if you want to experience a special relationship with your dog...




You'll be well on your way!

As always, Happy Training!


Hi! I'm Shannon Viljasoo and I joined the McCann team in 1999 while training Quincey, my wonderful and spirited Rottweiler, to have good listening skills. I'm the Director of Online Training and Content for McCann Professional Dog Trainers and I enjoy writing about dogs and dog training for the McCann blog. I currently share my life with 2 Tollers (Reggie & Ned) and I love helping people develop the best possible relationship with their 4-legged family members.

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