Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Train that Christmas Puppy!

Did you cave in to temptation and get a Christmas puppy for the kids? I hope not, but if you did, you probably are beginning to realize that the cute little puppy has teeth, chews everything and likes to frequently pee and poop - usually in your house, on your rug and generally wherever you don't want him. And it's too darn cold out there to stand around waiting for the cutie pie to decided to finally do his business. So now what are you going to do with this bundle of "love" that you have brought into your family? TRAINING! NOW! TODAY! Sign up for obedience classes. Take the kids, take yourself, take the dog and go. You will thank yourself, you'll get out of the house, and the dog will remain a family member. If you don't, then in less than six months you are going to have a miserable, untrained, unsocialized dog on your hands. You'll grow to hate him and then you'll do what too many other unthinking Christmas puppy people do - you'll take the ^(*&%# dog for a trip to the pound and walk out empty handed. Then that puppy who was so cherished will sit behind bars, sad and confused, waiting for someone to make him part of a family. He will not understand that you simply hadn't planned for him to grow up. To help you out, here are some local places that a google search turned up:
Dauphin Dog Training Club
Alpha Dog
Obedience Training Class of Harrisburg/Mechanicsburg

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