Four Important Reasons to Train Your Dog

Posted on April 20, 2020

A well-behaved dog can be a pleasure to you, your family, and everyone who comes in contact with your pet. We all know that one friend or family member who has a poorly behaved dog. No one wants to be around them, parties at their house can be a mess, and the dog is really just doing what he was taught to do. Remember, there are no bad dogs, just bad dog owners! At Camp K Nine, we truly believe that all dogs and their owners can learn how to be the apple of everyone’s eye. With our positive, reward-based training your dog can transform into a happy, healthy, and well-behaved member of the family. Here are four reasons to train your dog.

Mental Stimulation

Dogs are inherently intelligent animals. They are man’s best friend, awesome companions, and are sometimes more aware than we are. If your dog is bored from lack of stimulation it can lead to a host of behavioral issues. By simply stimulating your dog mentally, as well as physically, you can reverse negative learned behaviors. If you have a puppy, it’s critical to start before the disobedience sets in. Training your dog not only provides exercise, but it mentally stimulates them. They are great learners, they just need the interaction, patience, and time from you on a consistent basis. At Camp K Nine, we can provide basic obedience training for your dog to get the ball rolling. We also provide board and train, as well as advanced training options.

Reward Them

Reward based training is proven to be the most effective way to teach your dog obedience. They will quickly learn to respond positively to your commands when they know a treat is coming. Rewards are not always food treats. Rewards can be a loving tone of voice, a belly rub, and even a hug for doing well. As you advance further in your reward training process, your dog can even be taught to obey others, which can be a great benefit for times when you have to board, or when someone else is in charge.

Safety

Safety is one of the leading reasons we recommend training your dog. Their safety can depend on following your commands. Don’t be that dog owner whose dog bolts at the sound of the leash coming off! This can be dangerous for your dog and others. We can’t stress enough that have an obedient dog can prolong their life, provide peace of mind for you, and give you the ability to take your dog out confidently.

Social Benefits

Learning boundaries and behaving properly in social settings with other dogs and people can be one of the most positive reasons to train your dog. Being able to create positive experiences in social settings will put your dog, and others, at ease. Having a more relaxed dog that is manageable when others are around will provide a whole new world of socializing!

Dog training can be one of the most positive experiences that a dog and its owner can have together. The more commands your dog can follow, the more satisfying it can be for both of you! No matter your dog’s age (you CAN teach an old dog new tricks – and trust us, your dog will love it) or level of training, Camp K Nine can help you get to the next level. From simple commands like sit or stay, on-leash training, or more advanced like behavior modification, or even personal or executive protection training, we can help your dog excel. Contact Camp K Nine today to learn more about training, or to schedule your dog for our programs today.

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