Our pets should provide us with happiness, friendship, and pride. However, dealing with a dog who consistently disobeys or displays behavioral concerns can be a constant source of worry for both us and them. Every dog owner is responsible for making sure their dog is properly trained—not only for their dog’s safety but also for their own peace of mind.
Every dog, regardless of age, breed, or temperament, can benefit from some training. Here are key reasons why you should consider training or enrolling your dog in a class at Dogs365 Trainers.
- Benefits both dog and owner
When it comes to training, your dog isn’t the only one who benefits. Working with your dog on a regular basis will help you better understand her needs, allowing you to be a better owner. It’s also a great opportunity to get some exercise and broaden your horizons—the better behaved your dog is, the easier it will be to take her anywhere with you.
- For their own protection
The more you practice using voice commands to control your dog, the more you’ll be able to defend her when she’s not restrained. When a dog is off-leash, he or she is much more likely to run in front of a car or dart out the front door before you’re ready. Furthermore, being well-trained increases the odds that your dog will behave nicely or, if necessary, be adopted by a new family if she ever gets lost or needs to be placed in a shelter.
- It helps your dog become more friendly
Other dogs (and people) will be more comfortable and at ease around your dog as she learns to respect limits and act appropriately in social situations. As a result, future interactions with your dog will be more enjoyable. Your dog will become more comfortable and manageable with each interaction if he comes to enjoy these social contacts.
When it comes time to board your dog, the improved sociability we described before becomes even more important when friends volunteer to take her in while you’re away. It’s one thing for your dog to heed your commands when you’re not around, but a well-trained dog will also take orders from others when you’re not around. If you don’t want to have to cut your vacation short because your dog won’t play well with others, make sure she’s properly trained.