While training your dog used to be an option, it is seen nowadays as a basic need for dogs. Not only will it provide them with structure and let them know who is in command at home, but it will also ensure you have a tightknit bond with your best friend.
If you think being able to command your dogs to do some tricks is the only advantage of training, think again. In this post we talk about all the amazing benefits you can expect when training your pooch.
#1: Share an Activity
Stimulation is very important if you own a dog. While training provides some structure, it also allows your dog to be active and learn. This goes for both owner and dog; while you can train your dog indoors you can also take him to a field where both of you can share an activity and bond while doing so.
#2: You are the Leader
You don’t want to take your dog for walkies only to find that he doesn’t listen to your commands. If you train your dog properly, he’ll learn what is considered to be good or desired behavior, and what isn’t. You won’t have to worry about strangers being attacked as your dog will oblige when you command him to ‘sit’ or ‘stay’.
#3: You Learn Too
There is a common misconception that dogs are the only ones who learn and benefit from training. When you train your dog, you will learn how to communicate with him effectively as well. You’ll pick up on his likes, dislikes and learn how to read his body language.
#4: Your Dog Learns How to Socialize
Look, no one wants to take their dog for a walk worrying how he is going to react around other dogs and people. Training him will teach him very important social skills and how to behave in situations with other dogs and humans.
#5: You Won’t Struggle with Behavioral Problems
Okay, this one is a bit obvious. Training your dog will allow you to teach him what you want him to do and what you don’t want him to do. You can control his behavioral patterns and shape it to your liking. If you don’t want your dog to jump on the couch or eat it for that matter, training will provide the most efficient way to teach your dog these things.
Having a best friend by your side is fun. But it is also a lot of responsibility. As dog owners, we have to take responsibility for our pooches and ensure they get the love and attention they need. Training them provides a space where you bond, and he gets to learn how to be a well-behaved pup.