When you do decide that you are going to teach your dog tricks or simply train your dog, you will be filled with lightening bolts of energy in the beginning, but as time flows by and you realize that your dog is not interested into what you are teaching, soon you will grow tired of repeating commands and the days may seem long and unprogressive. You just wish your dog understood you and simply did what he/she was told. But it does not always work like that muchacho. Sometime the burden may just be too heavy for a simple dog owner to bare and will need professional help to train his/her dog. So what is the next step you ask? Find a good dog training class for you dog. Dog training classes are pretty cool, they offer an array of training programs which can even turn your mutt into a show dog. Lets look at the 5 reasons you may need to send your dog to training classes.
Some Programs Offered at Dog Training Classes
1. Socialization Classes.
Socialization in dogs is very important, it is part of a discipline process which allows the animal proper interaction with it's peers. Normally, a dog which is properly socialized is a well mannered dog and fosters good training. Dogs which are socialized adapts much better to new experiences with less fear of the unknown. it is also recommended that socializing should begin from the dog is a puppy.
2. Basic Obedience Training
This training is the most common of all as many dog owners who wish to train their dog do not go further than the basic commands. Commands such as, sit, stay, come, roll over and stop.
3. Advance Obedience Training
Advance training for dogs is actually training the animal understand and respond to more intelligent and complex commands. These type of training are used for show dogs as well as police and military dogs. Dogs who go through advance training must have the tact to do so. Many times when the military or police train dogs for advance commands, they usually pick certain breed dogs which they know will react well to this type of training.
4. Dog Relationship Training
So what is relationship training? Well, this training is mostly geared towards the owner rather than towards the dog itself. It teaches the owner about effective communication with your dog. How body language places a significant role in communicating with the animal. Relationship training between dog and owner delves into even handling animals with specific issues such as aggression or even sadness. Remember that training is a two way street, you cannot expect your dog to react to commands that you do not know how to execute properly.
5. You Get Back A Calmer Intelligent Animal
One of the many reasons owners send their pooch to dog training classes is to learn a bit of discipline. Discipline simply means when to stay calm and not jump all over your new suite with muddy paws (guilty!) Excessive barking at nights and things like that. It taps into your dogs cognitive thinking and triggers a calmer and much more thinking dog.
Training your dog is a good thing. Yes we like when they just be themselves, but training is not about talking away the dogs natural spunky personality, but more to advance or trigger an intelligent though process in your dog. I have said this before in a previous article that all dog owners should indulge their dogs in a bit of training, even if it is just the basics. It will be good for the dog and the owner.