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Understand the Importance of Dog Training

Training your dog isn’t a luxury or a ‘cute’ idea. It has a greater importance than most people realize. It’s also not something that just anyone can do, especially without an understanding of how dogs think and behave.

Why Dog Training is Important

Pack leaders and stress

Dogs are pack animals. They need to know that there is a clear pack leader or they will attempt to assume that role themselves. This can actually be stressful for the dog because they will feel compelled to challenge any displays of authority that eventually arise.

Your dog wants a clear leader to follow, and that leader should be you. By setting clear expectations for behaviour, you are removing the stress and uncertainty that can plague your dog otherwise.

Training and safety

Unfortunately, dogs can slip out of their collar or leash at the most inopportune moments. If your dog happens to get away from you, good training can literally be a lifesaver. If your dog knows the command for ‘heel’ or even ‘stay’, it could prevent them from darting out in front of a moving vehicle or in the path of some other danger.

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