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Posted on: January 15, 2013

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FAST FACTS: Benefits of Training

Did you know?

  • Top reason for dogs to be abandoned or dropped at a shelter is behavioral problems that become overwhelming for an owner.
  • If puppies receive early training and socialization, there is a better chance they will not be euthanized before the age of three.
  • Obedience training teaches the dog verbal commands or hand signals that elicit a specific response such as down, sit and heel.
  • Behavioral modification “modifies” unwanted behaviors from minor problems such as chewing, jumping or digging to more serious issues like aggressiveness, running away or excessive barking
  • Biggest benefit of training to the owner: teaches the dog who is in charge.
  • Biggest benefit of training to the dog: a happy relationship with its owner and family.

Talk with your veterinarian or doggie daycare teacher about a training program.

Reasons why owners seek training:

  • Dogs with fear and aggression issues
  • Backyard destruction
  • Begging at the table
  • Excessive barking
  • Home manners and other unwanted behaviors like chewing
  • Pulling on the leash
  • House breaking
  • Separation anxiety

Benefits of a well-trained dog:

  • Saves the life of a dog
  • Reduces family stress
  • Reduces damage to your home and personal belongings
  • Increases a sense of safety and security
  • Creates a strong bond with the dog
  • Reduces costs associated with owning a dog
  • Improves overall quality of life in the home