When it comes to getting a puppy, it’s important to know how to train it so that both you and your pet will be happy, you can fit into each other’s lifestyles and they will be well-behaved as adult dogs.
Obviously, this can be out of our control when rescuing an older animal, but for younger dogs from rescue centers or newborn puppies, it’s important to have a training plan.
WHY IS DOG TRAINING SO IMPORTANT?
Many dog owners will require a well-behaved, well-trained dog – this could be because of health considerations or physical disabilities, the size and shape of their home, or lifestyle factors. Some people might not have the time and resources to raise a dog who is less likely to be obedient due to early life trauma.
For the animal, a well-trained dog is a happy one, so it benefits everyone.
Carolyn Menteith, dog behavior and training expert, and Kennel Club Accredited Instructor told Country Living: “Whether it’s puppy training, advanced obedience or merely a game of fetch, trying to teach an old (or young!) dog new tricks can be the perfect way for you to bond with your best friend and build your relationship.”