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Monument Dog Training

Monument Dog Training www.MonumentDogTraining.com
Helping Dogs and Owners Create Meaningful Lasting Relationships Monument Dog Training provides In-home professional dog training and comprehensive behavioral problem programs to dogs and their owners throughout the DMV...Our methodologies are based on our assessment of you and your dog and the best way to help create the change and happy relationship you want with your dog.

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MEDICATION - DOES IT CHANGE BEHAVIOR?Did you know medication alone does NOT resolve or correct behavior issues? Yes, in ...
04/20/2022

MEDICATION - DOES IT CHANGE BEHAVIOR?

Did you know medication alone does NOT resolve or correct behavior issues? Yes, in some cases medications can help reduce a bit of anxiety, but it does not have the ability to change behavior. Only training can teach your dog how to change behaviors.

If you are looking for behavior change, message us!

IT'S A JOURNEY Remember dog training is a journey. You will successes and sometimes you will have failures, but if you s...
04/18/2022

IT'S A JOURNEY

Remember dog training is a journey. You will successes and sometimes you will have failures, but if you stay the course you will ultimately achieve your goals!

If you are ready to embark on your dog training journey, send us a message. You won't regret training your dog 🧡

Happy Easter! 🐰🐣💜
04/17/2022

Happy Easter! 🐰🐣💜

Have a great weekend!
04/15/2022

Have a great weekend!

THINKING ABOUT ADDING A NEW DOG TO FIX THE CURRENT ONE?If you are thinking about adding a new dog to the home to help tr...
04/13/2022

THINKING ABOUT ADDING A NEW DOG TO FIX THE CURRENT ONE?

If you are thinking about adding a new dog to the home to help train or address the current dog's behavior issues...DON'T! Adding a new dog will not train or help resolve any behavior problems going on with the current dog. In fact you will only double your trouble as the new dog will VERY likely pick up those bad habits.

Dogs don't train other dogs, people do!

If you need help training your dog(s), send us a message. We can help!

Happy April! 🌷🐾As the weather gets better our consultation spots start filling up faster. Don't hesitate to reach out to...
04/11/2022

Happy April! 🌷🐾

As the weather gets better our consultation spots start filling up faster. Don't hesitate to reach out to learn more about our customized, in-home training.

We address the following and more:

-Puppy Training
-Crate Training
-Housebreaking
-Leash Manners
-Jumping
-Barking
-Digging
-Human and Dog Aggression
-Separation Anxiety
-Impulse Control
-Recall

We can't wait to hear from you!

WHY WE WORK WITH YOUR VETWe make it a point to connect and familiarize myself with the local dog community, especially w...
04/08/2022

WHY WE WORK WITH YOUR VET

We make it a point to connect and familiarize myself with the local dog community, especially with the veterinarians here. Even when it comes to a dog’s behavior and obedience training, the dog’s veterinarian is an important person in their lives and should also know what is happening.

We like knowing our vet community because sometimes we get people who just adopted a puppy and they don’t know where to take them for their shots and a check up. We can point them to a respectable doctor that is close by and/or offers services that meets certain budgets. We also like knowing my vet community because if we share clients, we can keep each other up-to-date on the both the dog’s medical and behavioral health.

Veterinarians and trainers have very similar goals; the approach is just different – a vet does medical check ups and will address any biological issues with the dog, and that can include dental health and also mental health. But when it comes to behavior, most vets can only just prescribe medication or recommend a behavior trainer. As trainers, we want to address behavior issues that can affect the dog’s general health (and sometimes this can be a vice versa case, where a medical issue might contribute to some poor behaviors).

Looking for a reputable breeder? Here are a few tips to help you find the right one:https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-p...
04/06/2022
How To Choose A Good Dog Breeder | VCA Animal Hospitals

Looking for a reputable breeder? Here are a few tips to help you find the right one:

https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/how-to-choose-a-good-dog-breeder

"How much is that doggie in the window?” This popular children’s song makes choosing a pup sound simple, but finding just the right dog requires effort. You can rescue, adopt, or purchase a pup. After considering these options, if you decide to purchase a purebred dog, it is best to find a breed...

PROBLEM PREVENTION THROUGH PUPPY TRAININGOur training programs are designed to resolve any behavior issue, no matter the...
04/04/2022

PROBLEM PREVENTION THROUGH PUPPY TRAINING

Our training programs are designed to resolve any behavior issue, no matter the dog’s size, breed, or age. Dogs can learn at just about any age—from an eight-week-old puppy to a gray, double-digit aged dog. When a puppy is old enough to leave its mother, it can begin training immediately! Training a puppy might not seem like a big deal, or maybe it might seem “too soon” at such a young age. This is actually a prime time to begin laying out your expectations and showing your puppy how to be a happy, well-behaved family member.

By starting early, you can help your puppy learn appropriate behaviors, before they have the opportunity to form bad habits and behaviors. It’s not a guarantee that your dog will be perfect without any issues, but it reduces the chance of problematic behaviors, such an anxiety, aggression, destruction, disobedience, and more. When we begin working with puppies, we start with the very basics. Any advanced work, such as recall or focus-building exercises, comes later once we lay a foundation down for the puppy to stand upon.

Happy Friday! 🤎
04/01/2022

Happy Friday! 🤎

EXCESSIVE BARKINGIt’s a well-known fact that loud noises cause human beings stress. This is especially true of constant,...
03/30/2022

EXCESSIVE BARKING

It’s a well-known fact that loud noises cause human beings stress. This is especially true of constant, unavoidable noise, like that which is found in a busy city or heavy traffic–or in a dog that barks excessively.

Excessive barking can cause big problems for a dog’s owners. Neighbors may file noise complaints, visitors may feel put off, and the owner may feel constantly worn down from lack of sleep, struggling to make the dog stop, and simply not being able to hear above the din. Some people might simply say “Dogs bark.” But it doesn’t have to be that way.

When a dog barks excessively, there is usually an underlying cause. It is not normal for a dog to bark at every person, animal, or leaf that passes by their window. It’s not normal for a dog to bark at strangers or as a demand to be fed. It’s not normal for dogs to bark constantly while on the leash or when the owner leaves the home for the day. That’s why we call it excessive. Most of the time, this type of barking is due to anxiety or a protective instinct. If your dog feels threatened, overwhelmed, or anxious for any reason, it may manifest itself as this type of behavioral problem.

Are you looking for in home puppy training?You've come to the right place, let us help you get your puppy on the right t...
03/28/2022

Are you looking for in home puppy training?

You've come to the right place, let us help you get your puppy on the right track! 🐾💙

MARKINGMarking is when a dog is choosing to eliminate in certain areas or on certain things as a way to “claim” it as th...
03/24/2022

MARKING

Marking is when a dog is choosing to eliminate in certain areas or on certain things as a way to “claim” it as their own. You might walk around your neighborhood and see your neighbors walking their dogs, and their dogs are constantly urinating on what seems like chosen areas, like a tree, a telephone pole, a fire hydrant, etc. All dogs mark in some way or another, but the problems form when the dog sees it as okay to mark in the home or on the owner’s belongings. Marking is a sign of the dog displaying dominance or territorial behavior, and while this is natural for dogs, there of course needs to be a limit to this, especially if it negatively involves the owner and the home.

If you think your dog isn’t fully housebroken yet, then you just need to keep creating the right associations (i.e.: positive association of going to the bathroom outside), creating a consistent schedule (monitoring a regular regimen of food, water and potty breaks), and just preventing the opportunity in general (don’t let your dog sneak away to a different room to have an accident!). If you sense that your dog is intentionally marking in the home, it may be time to not only tighten the housebreaking, but remind your dog that you are the leader and in charge. Basic obedience training not only gives your dog something to do and succeed at, but it can help prevent bad opportunities and help reinforce the leadership role within you.

WE WORK WITH ALL BREEDS!While each dog can be different based on their breed, personality can play an even bigger role. ...
03/21/2022

WE WORK WITH ALL BREEDS!

While each dog can be different based on their breed, personality can play an even bigger role. For example a Siberian Husky is generally going to be more stubborn and challenging to train than a Golden Retriever, but that is not always the case. Sometimes you find a Golden that might be just as stubborn as a Husky and vice versa. Training ultimately comes down to being able to effectively communicate with a dog based on their personality.

We work with every breed of dog you can think of, from Labrador Retrievers to Yorkies to Jindos. We commonly work with Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, Boxers, Australian Cattle Dogs (commonly known as “Heelers”), Rottweilers, Dobermans, Maltipoos, Beagles, Havanese, French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, and so much more.

There is no breed we can’t handle or train!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘️
03/17/2022

Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘️

DOG TRAINING CAN BE FUNIt doesn’t matter what kind of dog you have or what behavior issues they might be exhibiting — th...
03/16/2022

DOG TRAINING CAN BE FUN

It doesn’t matter what kind of dog you have or what behavior issues they might be exhibiting — they can still benefit from dog training, and also, find it to be fun! When a dog excels in training, there is great relief and rewards for the owner, as they have found a way to teach their dog to behave appropriately. But the rewards and relief are part of the package for the dog as well!

Dog training isn’t about being strict, mean, harsh, cruel, or breaking anyone’s spirits and free will. Rather the contrary, dog training can actually be fun and enjoyable for both dog and owner!

When a dog first begins training, it can be a big shocker for them. They might not warm up to immediately, as we are shaking their normal routines and behaviors. When major changes like this occur, it can be stressful for any animal or human. Our dog training works toward acclimating the dog and owner into the training structure, rather than flooding them with distractions and setting them up for failure. We can achieve this, yet still remain consistent with the training protocol and set training goals.

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Washington D.C., DC
20002

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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2023181380

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