Dog Training

Why your Dog should be Trained?

People always thinks that dog training is only about teaching them obedience command like sit, stay, potty training commands and usually through the heavy punishment based techniques.

Our dogs should bring us joy, companionship, and a sense of pride. But when a dog continually disobeys or exhibits behavioral issues, dealing with them can be a constant source of stress for both us and them.

Making sure your dog is properly trained is the responsibility of every dog owner—not just for your dog’s welfare, but for your own peace of mind as well.

Behavioral Training

Behavioral training is any type of training that teaches dogs to behave well around both people and other animals.

Obedience Training

Obedience training is focused on making dogs obedient to their owners through the use of commands like sit, stay, lie down, etc.

Agility Training

Agility training is for dogs that will participate in dog sports, like obstacle courses, racing, or jumping.

Vocational Training

Dogs are capable of learning a wide variety of skills just like people. There are dogs that learn how to herd, hunt, do search and rescue work, assist the disabled, or even work with law enforcement.

Therapy Training

A therapy dog can be used to comfort nursing home patients, to cheer up kids in the hospital, to calm people down while they are giving testimony in a courtroom, and so much more.

As exciting as it is to bring a new pet into the family, it’s important to temper that excitement with training. The earlier you start working with your new pet, the easier it will be to teach him to obey basic commands.

Some people resist formal training – whether in the form of obedience classes or training at home – because they consider their dogs to be part of the family. While that is a popular sentiment, you must understand that you are not doing your dog any favors by withholding training.

The same basic principle applies to dogs. A dog that has not been taught right from wrong will likely act in ways that are inappropriate. This is not the dogs fault as he has never been trained, but it can make for unpleasant, and possibly dangerous, situations.

Properly training your dog is one the best things that you can do for him. A dog that is trained and responds instantly to commands is less likely to be left behind when the family goes for a walk in the park, on a road trip or to visit relatives. The dog will know exactly what is expected from him in different situations, so he will be more relaxed instead of being confused about his role.

A dog that is well-behaved will not be locked in the garage or left in the yard every time you have company. He will not jump all over your guests, but rather – after barking to alert you that someone is at the door – will instantly obey your command to sit.

Such training will help keep your dog safe. An obedient dog is not likely to run away from you during a walk, or escape from the yard and find himself in harm’s way. An obedient dog is not going to cause trouble with the neighbors by chasing them along the fence and barking every time they walk by your yard.

A well trained dog is also going to be much more pleasant to live with. He will not destroy your furniture, eat your shoes or swipe your dinner when you turn your back. He will not shove his way onto the couch without being invited, and will not bark at you until you give in and give him what he wants.