We know how challenging it is to try to train a dog who just loves to misbehave. And we also know that many dogs could use some extra work on their etiquette and overall manners. Then there are the dogs who only get into trouble once in a while. Something usually sets them off, like a darting rabbit. If you’ve ever had a dog drag you by his own leash, you know what we’re talking about and chances are, if you’re reading this, you probably have a dog that could use some obedience training. Maybe a little. Maybe a lot. Either way, read on to learn more about the benefits of getting your pooch into obedience training school at The German Dog Training Center in California.
Bonding with Your Dog
When your dog is well-behaved, this gives you a chance to bond. Well-behaved dogs are generally happy, relaxed, and easy to handle. This makes the relationship between owner and pet much easier to develop and nurture. Think long walks, curling up on the couch for a nap, or playing fetch at the dog park. Bonding creates more love between the two of you and isn’t that pretty much what your dog wants? Love? Oh, and food. And treats. And toys.
You’ll be saying this a lot after your dog has obedience training. At school, your dog will learn some basic commands like sit and stay. These commands make it easier to manage your dog and include him in your family activities both in the home and out in the world. On the other hand, when a dog is hard to handle, they often have to be left at home or put in a room when events are going on in the house. In situations like this, the dog may not really feel like part of the family since he is always being left out.
Social and Friendly
A well-behaved dog is social and friendly. To achieve this behavior, it’s best to start them young. If you adopt a puppy, it’s important to socialize them right away. This way, they’ll learn how to behave around other dogs. This is vitally important because dogs speak their own language and by learning this language, your dog will know what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior around other dogs. An unfriendly dog can cause a lot of issues. It’s difficult to take them to vet appointments and even for walks, especially if they show aggression toward other dogs.
Your Dog will Learn and Have Fun
We know you love your pooch. We do too. At our obedience training classes, your dog will learn a lot and have fun doing it. Our training exercises are engaging and stimulating. We offer custom classes, basic obedience, and intermediate and advanced classes. No matter what behavior you want to change in your dog (snapping, chewing on furniture, tugging the leash, running off, excessive barking), we have a class.
A well-trained dog is a safe dog. You can allow family and friends to touch and play with a well-trained dog. This safety is not just about others, it’s for the dog too. A trained dog will respond to commands during a dangerous situation, such as being in the path of a car when you yell “Come!”.
You Also Socialize
When you bring your dog to obedience training, you are meeting other people from your community. Connect with other dog owners, many of whom are going through the same issues as you and your dog. Keep in mind that dog training is a commitment. You may have to get up early every Saturday to come to class for many months. But it’s worth it. You’ll make friends and you’ll have a better behaved dog with whom you can share many happy moments with.
To reduce stress in your life and your dogs life, we recommend obedience training. The result is always a well-behaved dog. For some dogs it takes a little longer while other dogs catch on quickly. By using positive reinforcement, we train your dog to behave in all situations. Your dog will be a joy to be around at all times and in every way. At The German Dog Training Center, we provide all the tools you need to help train your dog into a well-behaved, obedient and happy dog. Sign up for one of our obedience training classes today. We look forward to seeing you!