For most people, getting a dog is good enough. The fact that they have managed to get a dog to bring home should be enough. They have done their part so he dog can start to do its own. While this may seem like a simple process to you, getting a dog to come home is not the only thing you will have to do if you intend to enjoy your stay with the dog.
Dogs are nice pets and are very loyal and loving. Nevertheless, do not forget that they are animals and like other animals they are not expected to behave like humans. However, they can be given dog training that helps improve on their behaviour. If you ever saw a dog and thought it was well behaved, then this dog may have gone through some type of training. Many people wonder why they should train their dog when, according to them, the dogs are already well behaved. However, unless your dog goes through training, it will be hard for you to determine what well behaved in a dog means.
Helps in building a relationship with the dog
Through training you can create a relationship with your dog which you could not have created by any other means. To achieve such relationship status through training, positive training instead of punitive training should be used. Punitive training involves trying to train the dog by using punishment. This can be physically and psychologically damaging to the dog. However, in positive training, reward is used to salute the dog’s good behavior. This is a better form of training for dogs.
Helps to teach the dog essential life skills
Although dogs are considered domestic, this does not necessarily mean that they are very comfortable living in a human setting. When a dog is uncomfortable, it may result to certain irritating behavior like unnecessary barking or uncontrolled chewing. Through proper training, the dog can be taught how o behave in within the human environment. For the training to be successful, the dog should be prepared for success. This usually requires having a good understanding of your dog’s temperament and current behavior.
Helps with problematic behavior
Most dog owners will punish their dog for behaving badly. However, most times the fault is the owners’ as the poor behavior may be as a result of poor training. It is therefore necessary to spend time teaching the dog little skills that helps it to be at its best behavior at all times.
There was a time when training a dog was looked upon as something for the rich. Today however, pet owners now appreciate better why their pets should be trained. While it is possible to use punitive training for pets, positive training is highly recommended.