Obedience training is one of the most
important aspects of raising a dog. In fact, a well trained dog is by
far a happier dog and his owner is too! Why? Because a trained dog requires fewer
restrictions. The more reliable the dog, the more
freedom he is given.
For example, many stores and businesses that normally won't allow dogs on their premises will make an exception for a puppy or a dog that will heel nicely by his owner's side, or will do a sit-stay or down-stay without hesitation.
And when company arrives in your home, there's no need to banish a well-behaved dog to another room for fear that he will be a royal nuisance. Moreover, because a well-mannered, obedience-trained dog is both appreciated and welcomed, he receives more attention and interaction from family members, visitors, and passers-by, than does the ill-mannered dog.
Training May Save Your Dog's Life
Obedience training also gives the dog owner the control necessary to prevent numerous potential tragedies. For instance, should a dog slip out of his collar in the middle of a congested traffic intersection, he can be safely heeled across the street, then given a sit cue to facilitate putting his collar back on. Or, should someone accidentally leave the front door open and you spot your dog leaving, he can be safely called back with a reiiable recall cue.
Not only will obedience training help your dog to become more responsive, but it enables you to have immediate control over your dog's behavior. In an emergency situation obedience training can save your dog's life. In fact, it can ultimately save the lives of many dogs, because far fewer dogs would end up abandoned, or relinquished to animal shelters if their owners had simply taken the time to train them.
And for those dogs that do
need homes, a trained dog is far easier to adopt out to a new home than an untrained one.
Statistics also show that puppies which receive early socialization, obedience, and temperament training (aggression prevention training) are far less likely to end up being destroyed by the time they turn three years of age than those that do not receive this early training.
Did you know that fewer than 5% of our country's dogs never receive any type of formal training?. Be a hero for your dog by unlocking his potential to be a well-behaved, confident and loving member of your family. Enroll in a class today.