When you get a dog, you are getting a pet that can give you so much joy, a great deal of companionship, and plenty of fun. However, in order to experience all of this in the best way, your dog needs to have a lot of training too. Some of this might be done before you bring them home, especially if they are an adopted dog, but this is not guaranteed, and if you want to be a successful and responsible dog owner, it’s best to learn how to train your dog and understand the reasons why it’s such an important thing to do. With that in mind, here are some of the best reasons to train your dog; get it right, and the outcome will be entirely positive.
Benefits Dog And Owner
Although it might seem as though your dog is really the only one getting anything from their training, the fact is that good training will also benefit you, the owner. When you train your dog regularly (remember that training is never over, and you must constantly ‘top up’ your dog’s knowledge), you will get to know them very well indeed, ensuring that you become an excellent dog owner who can understand what your pet wants and help them achieve it.
Not only that, but training your dog is an excellent way to keep fit and healthy; just being outside and teaching your dog new commands is good for your body and brain, and when you also move around, that’s even better.
For Your Dog’s Safety
A dog with no training, or very little training, will never be as safe as a dog who is able to understand – and respond to – voice commands from their owner. If you take your dog out for a walk and allow them off the leash, you want them to come back to you when you call, and you want them to do that quickly. You never know what dangers might be outside in a park or wood, and if your dog is well trained, you can ensure they are kept away from those dangers as much as possible.
When you think of the safety measures you put in your home to protect your pet, such as an invisible dog fence and giving them the healthiest food, it makes sense that you would also protect them when out and about, and training is the best way to ensure this can happen.
They Become More Sociable
Dogs love companionship, and it doesn’t matter too much to them whether than companion is a human or another animal. If they are trained to behave well, they can meet all kinds of people and pets when you go out, and they will be able to enjoy the process as they won’t be scared and won’t react negatively. This means you can enjoy the process as well, and you won’t be worried about allowing them to interact with others. A dog with no training is potentially unpredictable, and it might be safer to keep them away from other people and animals, which is a shame when they are such sociable creatures. Good training also means that if you need to leave them somewhere while you go on vacation, for example, you can do so without worrying that they will misbehave.
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