Benefits of Having Your Dog Trained
The relationship between humans and pets is one of the most beautiful bonds to share. Dogs, in particular, have a unique affinity for their owners and are the most loving creatures to have as a pet. Having a dog at home makes the atmosphere more vibrant and fun-filled. The loyalty and selfless love that dogs give humans is unstinting. They bring joy into the lives of their owners.
When we adopt a new pup, it’s always a good idea to have them professionally trained. For those wondering about the benefit of training the best friend, there are several benefits both for the dog and its owner!
It’s a learning experience for both.
Most owners have a common misconception that taking a dog to a training school is for the pet to train and learn. The fact is it’s a learning experience for both the dog and the owner. While dogs learn a lot at the school, the owners also receive ample training in better understanding their pet. A dog owner learns the art of communicating with his pet, how to understand and read the pets’ behavior and moods, and many more. They also learn to convey messages to the pet and have them respond. Owners get a rare opportunity to understand and pick up the basic concepts of dog training. This certainly helps in developing a much stronger rapport with the pet.
The dog learns to develop social skills.
While the term does sound a bit fancy, the truth is learning to develop the right social skills is critical for a dog. This ensures they remain well-behaved and develop the right temperament. They need to get comfortable with other unfamiliar pets and people they will regularly come in contact with. This is crucial for young dogs as they need training from an early age. When they are well-trained, they won’t be aggressive towards passers-by, or try to intimidate guests in your home, etc. Having a well-trained dog makes it easy to take them anywhere you want with the family (where it’s allowed).
It helps for owner develop better control over his pet. Training dogs to obey commands isn’t just for entertainment, but has a serious purpose of giving the owner better control over his dog. Having the ability to call the pet back ensures he won’t wander off and possibly get into any trouble. There’s less risk of the dog misbehaving with people or other pets in public areas. Dogs are intelligent animals and have plenty of restless energy. Ensuring he has something to keep him busy will harness that extra energy and prevent him from getting up to mischief. If the dog begins to bark at visitors, there will be a command to sit. When he stops barking, he can get a treat as a reward. Petting him and giving him a treat occasionally when he’s well-behaved will reinforce good behavior on his part.