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Dog Training:Is It Good For Your Dog?

What If Your Dog Was Well Trained?

Imagine having a well trained dog that could make you proud every time your friends and family come over. You can show people how your dog sits, lays down, shakes, rolls over and whatever else you can manage to teach your dog. After all, dogs are very intelligent and can learn just about anything. I tell you, you could really keep your company entertained with your dog if your train him right!

I know a guy who trained his dog so that he could put a treat on the tip of his dogs nose and have the dog balance it there. The dog would keep the treat there until he told her to eat it, at which point the dog would flip it slightly into the air, and then she would eat the treat. That was an awesome trick. How did he do that?

Is Training Your Dog Beneficial To Your Dog?

I know, some of you dog lovers out there do not appreciate the fact that making a dog hold a treat without eating it is kind of cruel. After all, dogs love treats, and to keep them from eating them for any length of time has to be stressful.

Also, some of you may argue that training a dog so that we can show off to friends and family is really exploiting the poor dog. Perhaps you feel that dogs should be left alone, to do whatever they please, since they are animals and animals are meant to live by instinct. But really, is your argument for not training your dog really valid?

A Trained Dog Is A Happy And Safe Dog

I think that training a dog is always good, so long as your intent is not to exploit the dog. But having your dog show off their stuff to friends and family is not exploitation. In the case of the dog that holds the treat on her nose, she is rewarded by being able to eat her treat. So she knows there is a reward after doing what her master tells her. Not only that, she is exercising self control, something that a well behaved dog needs.

Besides, dogs actually enjoy getting all the attention and praise from their owners, and from those who are looking at them as they show off. Attention and praise are actually a reward in itself, so training your dog is a win-win situation for your dog.

If you ask dog training experts like the Dog Whisperer and Andrew Chastney, dogs love to please their masters. Not only that, by training your dog you give him or her the ability to adapt to situations that might other wise be stressful to them.

One common thing dog training experts teach their dogs is the command sit. Which incidentally, there are five different ways to teach your dog how to sit. Any how, the command sit can be used to keep your dog safe if he ever wonders off into the street. Here is what I mean.

After you teach your dog the basic sit command, take him or her for a walk. As you are walking your dog with a leash (remember safety first), pay attention to cars passing by. Whenever you see a car approaching give your dog the command to sit. This will teach your dog to sit every time he or she sees a car, so that if your dog was to wonder into the street, chances are they will sit when a car passes by instead of running into the car or chasing after it. This you will agree, is a life saving command.

Where Can You Find Help To Train Your Dog?

There are several resources out there to help you train your dog. One that comes to mind is Basic Dog Obedience. This easy but professional dog training system will teach you the ins and outs for training your dog.

What I like about this particular dog training program is that it gives you different approaches to training your dog. This can come in handy since not all dogs behave alike. So rather than wasting your time teaching your dog in a way that does not work , you can try a different approach.

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