Training your dog is a way to establish clear rules, build trust, and reward good behaviors. And while it’s not always easy, the benefits of dog training are well worth the work. In this post, we’ll explore exactly what those benefits are and how they can impact your relationship with your furry friend.
Dawgz & Stripes is here to help you on your dog training journey! We’ll answer these questions, give you some tips for behavior problems, and tell you about our dog training classes so that you can gain a better understanding of the benefits of human-dog training.
What are some benefits of dog training?
The most important benefit is being able to trust your dog. That, combined with other benefits, helps people live a healthier lifestyle and strengthens their relationship with their pet. Since dogs are pack animals who tend to view us as leaders, they will naturally show good behaviors when we reinforce them through positive reinforcement. Another benefit is that positive reinforcement allows us to reward good behaviors without resorting to punishment and other forms of the negative control.
What are some benefits of dog training beyond the relationship with your dog?
A better understanding of your dog’s body language and behavior can help you avoid potentially dangerous situations. For example, knowing what it means if a dog is approaching with her tail wagging and her ears up can help you avoid a potential fight or even a bite. If you understand the behaviors that lead up to aggression, you can intervene before it’s too late.
Dog training also helps us strengthen our bond with our dogs by communicating with them and providing clear rules that we expect them to follow. Plus, focusing on positive reinforcement builds trust between us and our canine friends, which strengthens our relationship further.
What are some tips for behavior problems?
There are several behaviors that we can’t prevent, such as your dog’s natural hunting instincts and your need to let him hunt or run free at times. However, we can control our dog’s behavior by teaching him the proper way to behave. For example, if he wants to sit next to you and beg for treats, teach him how to behave politely and let him know you’ll give him a treat with a command. And if his behavior worries you, teach your dog a new command like “stay” or “leave it,” which will give you more control over his actions.
Why work with Dawgz & Stripes?
Dawgz and Stripes Dog Training is run by an ex-military and law enforcement team with experience in different training methods. We train dogs with a philosophy that the whole dog matter. A healthy well-fed, and well-exercised dog is an obedient dog like wise a well-behaved dog is a joy to have in the family. Check out our services or contact us today to learn more.