Dogs might be man’s best friend, but that doesn’t mean they are instinctive like ours. Or that they will adapt naturally to human social environments and not needing any assistance. You must spend more time with your dog to build a good relationship and to train.
Why should you train your dog?
People who love dogs the most tend to believe that dogs are loyal, committed animals that can understand human emotions and can act as well as humans. Problem is, in the above sentence, dogs are just animals. Dogs will behave like other animals if they are not trained. Keep in mind that dogs were domesticated wild animals approximately 10,000 years ago. This was just in time to witness the Agricultural Revolution. Some experts believe that domestication began between 30,000 and 100,000 years ago.
According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention[l l, an estimated 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs annually, half of these children are children. One in five needed medical attention. In 2012, approximately 27, OOO was bitten and required reconstructive surgery. People who live in homes with dogs have a higher chance of getting bitten. If you are a dog owner and prefer to live with your dog, remember that your dog will behave the same way in the wild as it does in training. There are many reasons to train your dog. Here are the top five.
Your life and that of your dog will be better. Imagine living with a dog who doesn’t respect your home rules or your privacy every day. Your favorite leather chair will be torn or your kitchen floor strewn with dog poop. Your dog will become responsible and well-mannered by the training you give her. Your dog will be happy if you are well-mannered. Dogs’ minds are like children at two years old. He will be more comfortable with being praised for his good deeds than being scolded for his bad ones. Your dog’s safety and that of your family members will be improved by training her. While training your dog to show offis great and fun, can also save your life.
It is equally important to train your dog well so that you promote safety for all members of your family. Your dog’s instincts are natural and it won’t be able to stop them, especially if it is not trained well. Your dog will benefit from mental stimulation when you train her. While it is important to ensure your dog is getting enough physical activity every day, it is equally important that you give her regular mental stimulation through training. Dogs can be competitive. Your dog can be very competitive. She gets satisfaction from learning or completing a routine. She will also be happy if you give her treats if she is able to learn a new trick or perform a routine.
Dogs are social animals. Dogs prefer to live with other dogs, even in the wild. As a dog owner, you must make your dog feel secure that you are the pack leader. Communicating with your dog regularly is one of the best ways to do this. Your dog may not speak English as its mother tongue. Training opens up communication channels between you and your dog. This allows you to communicate with your dog in a clear way. Happy dogs are made of well-mannered, trained dogs. Dogs that are well trained and behaved can get more freedom or even simple responsibilities. Dogs who are trained can go free and roam the house without being tied down. A well-mannered dog will be loved more and get more praises from people, even strangers. This makes the dog happier. Training your dog is an important part of being a responsible guardian. To prevent potential tragedies that could involve your dog or others, and to help her live a happier and more fulfilled life, you should train her to control her animal instincts. Positive reinforcement is a great way to build a stronger, more fulfilling, and long-lasting relationship with your dog.
Preparing for the learning environment
You are now responsible for training your dog once you have decided to be a dog owner. It is important to plan what you will teach your dog. You must pre- pare your dog and yourself, but you also need to create a learning environment. Here are some ways to make your home conducive for training your dog. Learn more. You can learn more about dogs and their behavior, as well as how to train them. You can dog-proof your home. You can avoid frustrating situations such as finding out that your dog destroyed your home or damaged your garden. Sometimes, it is best to prevent such situations from ever happening. Keep garbage and other items dogs find attractive out of reach.
You should create a place for your dog to express its wild, animal instincts. If necessary, redecorate your home and create a special space for your dog. This can be a great place to take your dog if you don’t have much space at home. Make it a point that your dog knows that the park is the only place it can run and jump freely. You can make this space as small as a corner of your living room, where you keep your dog’s toys. This is a good idea if you don’t want your dog getting used to chewing on leather sofas.