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January 2013 is "National Train Your Dog Month!"

The Association of Pet Dog Trainer’s annual campaign to promote the benefits of positive training and socialization continues in 2013 with free resources for the dog owning public.

The Association of Pet Dog Trainer’s annual campaign to promote the benefits of positive training and socialization continues in 2013 with free resources for the dog owning public.

Three to four million dogs and cats are euthanized in animal shelters each year, turned in by owners who didn’t know how to deal with their pets’ behavior problems and couldn’t find a reliable resource to help them. Each, year, the APDT designates the month of January as National Train Your Dog Month to bring awareness to the importance of socialization and training, and most of all, to inform the public that training your dog can be simple and fun! The APDT selected January because so many dogs and puppies are adopted and brought home during the winter holidays. By providing education and resources, new pet owners can start off the New Year with their newest family member in the best way possible.

In January 2013, the APDT will have a variety of resources available for free download from the event website, www.trainyourdogmonth.com. The APDT has set up free online webinars on a variety of training and behavior topics, as well as live Facebook “chats” with top professionals in the pet behavior and training field. Visit the website for a full schedule.

Please join the APDT and K-9 Coach in celebrating National Train Your Dog Month! If you find yourself in need of some training assistance - in January or throughout 2013 - please make K-9 Coach your first call!

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