One of the first things parents teach their children is how to have positive interactions with the people around them- most notably through effective communication and using good manners.

Considering that many experts believe that a dog’s mental age is about equivalent to that of a 24 to 30 month-old human, why not try to instill good manners in dogs, as well? Social creatures that they are, dogs thrive when provided with guidance, commands, and positive reinforcement.

To this end, Sarah’s Pet Care Revolution offers small, focused, group training courses that will help your dog learn basic manners and beyond in the span of a few weeks. Though teaching them correct place settings and the art of writing a thank-you note is up to you.

By Heather Haebe, Full Time Pet Expert-Uptown