A Look At How Obedience Training Benefits Your Dog Or Puppy

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A Look At How Obedience Training Benefits Your Dog Or Puppy

by Gray Rollins


Your dog is a very important part of your household and the care that they receive is equally as important. Many pet owners wonder if taking the time to put their dog through obedience training is a good idea. There are many excellent benefits to obedience training that will be beneficial to not only your dog but you and your family as well.

Dog obedience training can be extremely important in establishing a pack order in the household. This order should be established as you, your family and then your dog. Since dogs are pack animals the establishment of the order of the pack goes a long way in helping them feel safe and secure. Your dog needs to be one hundred percent aware that you are the top dog of the household. If a dog is under the assumption that they are the top dog of the pack it could lead to some serious problems among the other members of your family, particularly if there are children in your home.

Working with a qualified obedience trainer can assist a dog owner in communicating better with their dog. All too often dog owners think that their dog is stupid or just lazy because of how they respond to the commands that they are given. A quality dog trainer can assist dog owners in understanding better how their dog takes direction thus making it clear what training methods are most effective.

Studies have shown that a huge portion of dogs that are put to sleep have not had any type of obedience training. Taking the time to obedience train a dog can help ensure a happy and healthy existence between a dog and their owner.

Having a well-trained dog can save its life. Should your dog get away from you on a trip somewhere it being well trained can stop it from running out into traffic for example.

A happy healthy well-trained dog can be taken just about anywhere. You do not have to worry about sending a dog outside when you have company over. You can take your dog for a walk down the street without having to worry about them misbehaving.

So when you are trying to decide whether or not obedience training would be a good option for the family dog keep in mind all the benefits mentioned here. You will be happy that you did.

Gray Rollins is a featured writer for DogTeachers.com. To learn more about obedience training and for some good dog treats, please visit us.



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