Intelligent Dogs Go to School
Utilitarian dog training has always been one of the most important aspects or raising a dog and of the life of humans and dogs together. Starting with dog’s abilities on one side and human demands on the other, almost four hundred breeds exist so far. For a long period, work and training abilities have been the main criteria of dog selection. Esthetic criteria of selection have appeared later, as the first canine beauty contests started to develop.
Starting a training program, beyond your pride and passion to have a well trained dog, a friend, or a trust worthy help, training will make your dog’s life more beautiful, and it will also give you the possibility of being rewarded and happy too. This happens because an educated dog imposes fewer restrictions and will have more freedom and trust from you. A trained dog will accompany you shopping, waiting civilized in front of the store, will be left free in the park or playground, and will be able to accompany you on your vacation without any problems.
Establishing a communication channel, mutual understanding, and respect between the dog and the owner is the main target of training dogs for company. It is a subtle but efficient method to prove your dominance, and your authority as ‘the leader of the pack’. If the situation that your dog does not respect you as the leader happens, you will definitely face many problems, especially if the dog has an independent nature or if the dog’ personality tend to be ruled by dominance. In the absence of proper socialization and a suitable training for your dog, the cute little puppy you adopted in your family can become a burden. It can reach the point of suffering from behavior deviation like separation anxiety, excessive barking, destructive behavior, fear of separation, or uncontrolled aggressiveness, making the trainer’s task a lot harder, increasing recovery time, and can lead to the situation where the disorders can get chronically.
The training sessions will provide you and your dog extra self-confidence will initiate you in the knowledge of canine psychology, will also increase physical and psychological endurance of your dog, and of course, it will have prevention role in avoiding behavior issues. It will also establish a communication channel and a language that your companion is able to understand. Proper socialization and education of your dog are essential. They involve affection, time, financial resources, and the desire to learn how to communicate with your best friend.
If you have no desire to or you cannot respect the conditions, do not rush in buying a dog just because the dog is cute, because it fashionable or just for your personal satisfaction. The dog does not deserve that. Training methods are purely motivational and differ depending on the breed of the dog, training type and the personality of your dog. Training your dog for contests and expositions imply a special life, food and training program, as well as the owner’s direct implication ever since the first work sessions, because that has an important weight in scoring final points for your dog.