Why Train My Dog

Why Train My Dog

People ask but why train my dog ?

1. Training your dog sets down the boundaries that he needs to adhere to so that he can become a responsible companion. Dog obedience training and puppy obedience training gives a dog< leadership and guidance.A dog is a naturally a pack animal regardless whether the pack are dogs or humans

2. You will have a loyal well adjusted calm trusting dog.

A domesticated dog is quite happy to have a human pack leader or `alpha dog´ but you need to remain strong, consistent and fair

3. Many dog behavioral problems that include (barking, digging and biting) are normally a result of bad communication between you and your dog.

4. Setting the boundaries and guidance early in a dog´s life helps to prevent any unacceptable problem behavior from creeping in.

The Benefits of having a trained dog

  • Dog training and puppy obedience training helps to give your a doga `place´ in the world and eliminates any confusion.
  • By eliminating all of the `obstacles´ it helps to give your a dog a clearer view – more of a black and white view of what is acceptable behavior and what isn´t.
  • Obedience training your dog will make both of your lives happier and more fulfilled. You will be able to take your dog anywhere and be safe in the knowledge that he will behave.
  • Training your dog or puppy will give you a clear definition in your relationship and you will have a mutual respect for each other

The Dangers of not  Train my dog

  • If you don´t train your dog you can never really expect your dog to be a member of the family or to ever really get close to you.If you don´t trust your dog when you go out on family days he will be left at home-this can cause behavior problems and will leave your dog isolated and badly socialized.
  • Unfortunately it is a fact that most of the dogs or puppies that end up in animal shelters are there because they were not trained and had developed serious behavior problems.
  • An untrained dog could become a danger to other people and other dogs.
  • Untrained dogs will often challenge your authority as they have `no place´ in your pack.
  • An obedience trained dog may try testing your authority but you will have the techniques and tools to deal with any problems that arise.

The golden rules for effective dog obedience training

Below we have listed some free dog training tips that you should follow when dog training and puppy obedience training.

  • You should not expect your dog to instantly know what he is doing. You will need to constantly repeat the commands until your dog or puppy is doing what you ask straight away.
  • You should reward and praise your dog whenever he does something that you have asked.
    You should do this straight after the incident and not five minutes later.
  • You and your family should always be consistent. If you have chosen a specific command when you want him to go outside-use the same command every-time.
  • Be straight forward with your dog – as they like things to be black and white-this will make things clearer and make obedience training easier for both of you.
  • Be realistic in your expectations, if your dog does something that you have yet to train him is wrong don´t punish him as you have not trained him that it is wrong or unacceptable yet.
  • After you have trained your dog with a specific command you should test your dog in different environments, different situations with different distractions.
  • Only correct you dogif you catch him in the act.
  • You should be setting aside time everyday for obedience training.
  • If you make it part of his daily routine it will train your dog faster. Try asking him to `sit´ before you feed him or to `sit´ before you take him for a walk your dog needs to understand that sit means sit.
  • Don´t train him with a command and then leave it five days before you use it again. Start by using simple and basic dog training commands such as the `sit´ command before you move onto the next training technique.