Staying Pawsitive: Why Training Your Dog is Important

a lady holding her dogMany people can’t imagine life without dogs. Your canine pals, by nature, are pack animals with a well-defined social order. Getting a dog means you and your family will become its new pack. As such, it will look to you—the leader of the pack—for guidance. This is where training becomes important, not just for your convenience, but also the pet’s well-being.

Whether you live in Florida, California, or New York, training your canine pets is important especially if you can’t imagine life without them. It’s not only good for the dog, but also for you as the owner. Here’s why:

Time to Bond

Whether you’re teaching your pet some skills on your own, working with a professional Orlando dog trainer or just a local dog enthusiast, training is bonding time. You get to know your dog more and how he behaves in certain situation. Also, pooches love belly rubs, hair strokes, and other interactions with its owner; this is the perfect time for you to do so.

Building Trust

By teaching a dog what you want them to do, and being with them along the way, you are removing a lot of their uncertainties. Your shy pup who doesn’t want to go to the park will slowly learn to appreciate the open grounds more if you’re there with them. Whether you’re taking them on a stroll at park nearby, a quick jog by the beach, or a walk around the neighborhood, working with an Orlando dog trainer can only mean good things for you and your mutt.

Rules of Humans

It’s not really fair to punish your pup for breaking the house rules if you haven’t told him what those rules are, and in a way he can understand. The rules are also different if you live in an apartment in New York or a suburban home in San Francisco. Training teaches your pets how they can get and keep things right.

Just like humans, every dog is different. Some are hyperactive, laid-back, serious, silly, or shy, while others are confident, playful, and emotional. Whatever these differences are, training is necessary both for the dog and your own good.

About the Author

As a psychology professor at a university in Texas. Athrun also teaches at a personality development institute in the same state.