Why is Obedience Training necessary?
Obedience training is one of the most important aspects of raising a dog. A trained pet dog offers its owner enjoyable, loving, stress relieving companionship. It is more reliable unsupervised and requires fewer restrictions.
When you have visitors there’s no need to banish a well-behaved dog to another room for fear that he will be a royal nuisance. An obedience-trained dog is both appreciated and welcomed, he receives more attention and interaction from family members, visitors, and passers-by; he is an asset rather than a liability, it benefits everyone, whereas the untrained dog is ill-mannered and can be a real nuisance.
IS YOUR DOG GIVING YOU PROBLEMS?
Left on its own device dogs will probably grow to be a real nuisance, defecating and urinating on your rare Persian carpet, chewing on your expensive Bally shoe, chasing after the neighbor’s prized Persian cat, digging up your beautifully landscaped garden or waking up the neighbors with incessant barking in the middle of the night. In extreme case it may land you in a lawsuit for having bitten someone.
Obedience training will help your dog to become more responsive and enables you to have immediate control over your dog’s behavior. In an emergency situation obedience training may save your dog’s life. In fact, it can ultimately save the lives of many dogs, because far fewer dogs would end up in the SPCA if their owners would simply take the time to train them.