Have you noticed that being around a dog that is trained is lovely to be around?
Dogs that are trained are less likely to jump up on people and are less at risk of biting someone. Their manners are very calm in nature and don’t get distracted in most environments.
It is important to train your dog with the goal to teach them limitations, thus making them more relaxed around humans. On the internet, there are so many hundreds of dog training programs and as many professional dog trainers. However, it is hard to tell which are professional and which give real value to training your dog.
The best way to find a good trainer is to ask your friends and family if they know a good dog trainer. Once you have found a trainer, ask them what method of training they teach and how long they have been instructing. There are tons of training methods for dogs that do not apply to the times of today. Ask the trainer what method they use, why they use it, and what the benefits of it are. No question is stupid because you are thinking of your dogs best interest.
Whether you train your dog yourself or find a professional, teaching your dog commands and socializing is important. Areas to cover in training include:
- Learning the sit command. Normally this is the first thing that new dog owners teach their puppies and dogs.
- Interacting with other dogs. Helping your dog socialize with other dogs is great at dog parks and also in a dog training class.
- Socializing with strangers. Dogs love humans and getting them acquainted with more humans makes it easier to interact with strangers.
- Dog Leash walking at your pace. This is important that your dog learns who is the boss by you regulating the speed of the do walks.
- Learning the stay command: This command is important for your dog to master in different environment obstacles.
There are many benefits to having a well-trained dog. But it doesn’t necessarily mean the dog will not develop behavioural problems down the road. Being around a well-trained dog is a joy and it strengthens the human-animal bond.