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Benefits of Dog Training


In this chapter, I will tell you all the advantages and incentives which you can have with a trained dog.

v  Training is essential for building relationship
v  Training can make the behavior better
v  Training can make him intelligent
v  Training gives a sense of acceptance to dog
v  Proper training can save your time


The Advantages


Modern day life is very busy and people do not find time for even themselves. In this busy routine, it becomes very difficult to find time for your dog but for a proper and concrete relationship with your dog, you must spend some good amount of time and this time will not be wasted because it will serve you for many future years when your dog will stay loyal with you and will be a very good friend of yours. There are some special incentives associated with dog training. Some people think that dogs can be tamed even without training and that is true but that will keep your dog just an ordinary dog. With proper training, it can learn and be your friend as well.

Training is Essential for Building Relationship

Some people think that training is to teach the dog some skills and tricks but this is not the actual purpose and benefit of training instead training is a very good and effective method to build a very understanding and effective relationship with your dog. When you bring your dog at home, training starts from very first day. Your dog watches your actions and he notices your reactions to his gestures. He depends upon you for health, food, warmth and other essentials. To make training effective and easier, you need to develop trust and that too mutual trust. Your dog should trust you and you should trust your dog for certain things. This trust also ensures that there is a certain level of confidence in your and your dog’s relationship. This confidence should be such that when you say “come”

then, you should be sure that your dog will come to you and your dog should also know that if I go then, I will rewarded.

A relationship which is made on this trust and confidence is then needed to be nourished and looked after. You need to know that dog is an animal after all and you need to constantly remind him of all the tricks and skills. Some people teach a certain skill for a week and then stop but this is not the right idea as your dog will forget it. You should make it your daily habit to teach something to your dog no matter how old that trick is but you need to keep reminding him.

Training Can Make the Behavior Better

No matter what their breed is but these dogs will always have some behavioral problems and you will need to correct those problems effectively with training. Your dog can have the habit of barking at everyone who passes by, digging your lawn, chewing your favorite pillow and many others but these are natural animal habits and you need to make sure that your dog gets rid of them as soon as possible. There is no other solution to altering these habits but to train them. When you create a mutual trust and confidence bond then, your dog will try to know that which of his actions are acceptable and which are not. With proper and effective training, you can make sure that your dog has no behavioral problem and even if he has any then, you rectify those problems with training.

Training Can Make Him Intelligent

Dogs are very curious creature and when you expose those to new smells, new tastes and similar other things then, they will always explore. This nature of exploration can be turned into a very effective and useful skill but for that you need to stimulate the dog’s intelligence. They are intelligent from inside but you just need to invoke that intelligence and make them realize that they can do lot more with those skills. You just need to think it from a dog’s perspective that when he spends time with you in training then, he learns new things explores lots of new stuff and is also rewarded with different treats. Now why would he not pay attention to the training session? So you just need to initiate a training program to spend time with your dog.

Training Gives a Sense Of Acceptance To Dog

There is this nature of dogs that they try and build their packs and live accordingly. They try to find that atmosphere in the house too. You need to know that in your house, you may be a master trainer but everyone else should also participate in that training and should pay some attention to the dog. This constant attention from the whole family gives dog a sense of acceptance and he starts to take this family as his pack.

Consistency is the key and if all of your family members are taking part in dog’s training then, they must ensure that they all use same methods because if all of them tried different methods then, this will create confusion in dog’s mind and he will suffer from frustration which can lead to some negative results.

Proper Training Can Save Your Time

Another huge benefit of your dog training is that it can save you lots of your time in future. It is just like an investment which can give you benefits in future. If you can train your dog effectively and control his bad habits then, you will be saved from cleaning up all of his mess which he can create in future. Some people say that they cannot find that much time every day for their dog’s training but you should know that you do not need many hours every day for your dog training instead you merely need one or half an hour of your daily time for this training.

In fact if you cannot find consecutive one or half hour then, you can break this training in smaller sessions like 4 sessions of 10-15 minutes. This strategy is more effective as well as more convenient for almost everyone who has shortage of time.

With all of the above benefits, you must initiate a proper dog training program as soon as possible and make sure that you are building a responsible and friendly relationship with your dog which will last for many coming years.


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