This is a great time of year to start training your dog, and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers has named January "National Train Your Dog Month".
APDT is offering training tips for dogs and puppies, and planning a series of web-events to encourage every dog owner to spend quality time with their pet. The single most positive contributing factor to the life and safety of a dog is proper training. To ensure that you and your dog stay happy, healthy, and have lots of fun together, a good basic training course is a sound investment.
They have added a section to their website dedicated to information for pet owners, including a dog trainer search engine, help with your new puppy, dog park etiquette and advice on choosing the right dog for your family. Sit! Stay.... Check it out!