Obedience training, done properly, is one of the best gifts you can give your canine companion – and yourself.
We could honestly write an entire book on this subject. Effective training is invaluable for your pet’s health and happiness, but its importance extends way beyond those boundaries.
And although the training process will require a bit of time and effort on your part, we think you’ll agree the results are well worth it!
Deepen Your Bond with Improved Communication
When you bring a dog home, you plan to have him in your life for many years to come.
We choose to have pets for the purpose of companionship and love, but a poorly behaved dog can become frustrating. And if you think you’re frustrated, rest assured that your pet is even more stressed out.
Obedience training essentially teaches both dog and owner how to communicate effectively with one another.
Once you and your pet are speaking the same language (so to speak), you will find that the bond between you deepens, as does the level of mutual respect. You’ll find your pet becoming a valued and integral part of your family.
Make Sure Your Dog Is a Good Canine Citizen
When your mother-in-law comes to visit, she probably won’t appreciate being bowled over by your Great Dane, or finding his nose somewhere it doesn’t belong.
Obedience training allows you to hold your dog at a calm, quiet sit whenever it’s necessary, such as the arrival or departure of visitors. It will also help quiet a nervous barker or a dog that causes damage out of boredom or separation anxiety.
In fact, dogs and puppies that undergo obedience training are much less likely to end up in a shelter, a common occurrence when owners feel they can’t control their pets.
Ensures the Safety Your Pet and Others
No matter how careful you are, incidents can happen. What if, for example, Fido slips his collar while on a walk near a busy street? What if he spies a cat, or a small child suddenly startles him from behind? What if your roommate accidentally leaves the front door ajar?
Any one of these scenarios could go horribly wrong.
A well-trained dog will respond instantly to your voice commands. This allows you to keep your pet and others safe from potential harm.
The experienced members of the Innovative K9 Academy training team could probably give you a dozen more reasons why early professional training can be transformative for your pet but, honestly, we’d rather show you.
Contact us today to learn more about our highly effective boot camps and puppy schools, where your furry friend will receive the best obedience training in Salt Lake City.