5 Benefits to Dog Training:
Stronger Bond: Statistics show that owners with behaviorally sound pets get more satisfaction and have a stronger bond with their pet. Training helps strengthen communication and understanding between dog and owner.
Safety: A well-trained dog, under supervision, is safer to have around family and friends, and is at a lower risk to himself than an uncontrollable dog. A dog that comes back when it is called, in the face of dangerous situations (e.g. where they could get hit by a car) has an obviously positive impact on its own welfare.
Less Stress: Training enables you to manage your dog more easily. Better management means they can be easily controlled and be more involved in family activities as well as out in public. Having confidence in your dog's behavior and your dog being confident in a broad range of situations creates positive outcomes.
Cabin Fever Cure: Wisconsin winters are cold, and it can be difficult for dogs to get adequate exercise on days when it's -15 below zero. However, an hour of training is a great way to mentally stimulate your dog and they're usually tired after!
It's Fun!: Training shouldn't be a chore! Setting aside time each day to spend with your dog on training is something to look forward to. Training should always be fun and engaging for both you and your dog. Trying new tricks and progressing week to week is rewarding for both parties!