Benefits of Training
A trained dog joins in the fun when company comes, accompanies the family to the kids’ sports games, goes with you to visit friends and relatives, goes for hikes, swims, and everything else the family does together.
- Puppy socialization has been found to be critical to the psychological health of adult dogs and puppy classes are a fantastic place to introduce your pet to others.
- Training classes provide dog owners the skills and knowledge for dealing with common, normal dog behaviors—starting with puppy behaviors such as housetraining and chewing.
- Training provides dogs with the basic good manners we all want—from polite greeting when guests arrive, to walking nicely on the leash, to coming when called.
- Training enables you to choose from among a broad range of activities and dog sports to participate in and enjoy with your dog such as dog agility, Rally-obedience, dancing with your dog, tracking, search & rescue, skijoring, sledding, water rescue trials, obedience, carting, reading programs, therapy work, and a nearly endless range of fun and philanthropic things to do!
Most importantly, training has been shown to be the single most important thing that keeps a dog in his or her “forever” home. It also builds your mutual bond, enhances the partnership and enriches the relationship you share with your dog. A trained dog is a fully participating member of the family—what a gift for all of you!