After I adopted my first puppy, I didn't train him very well. I was too afraid of him getting "mad at me" to scold him when he did naughty puppy things, like chewing up my shoes. I thought he would grow out of some of his bad habits, but it didn't seem like he was. I asked another dog owner at the dog park for advice, and he told me that dogs really enjoy being trained, and proper training actually makes them happier. After that conversation, I started taking my dog to a local training center and he seemed to really love being there! He soon stopped his bad habits and even learned fun tricks. I want to share my dog training tips with anyone out there who needs them and help everyone learn that a well-trained pet is a happy pet!
It is essential to ensure your dog has at least basic training. Even a small dog can really hurt someone if they are out of control. Training your dog is important, but it can be challenging. You may need to figure out where to start, what to do, or what training method to use. There are several methods, and some of them are better than others. On top of that, a training method that has worked well for one dog may not work well on your dog when you try it. That can all be very frustrating, and it may make you give up on any kind of training at all. However, you can find ways to get your dog the necessary training and help you learn how to do more dog training on your own.
One way to get your dog trained and learn how to do further training is to work with a dog trainer. The trainer can either come to your house and give you lessons there, or you can go to them and get your lessons at their location. The trainer may have one method that they always use, but they may customize their training by dog. When you talk to various trainers, ask them what form of training they use and ask them to describe it, which will let you make the best decision about which trainer to hire.
You can also find obedience classes that you can take. These classes are generally group classes, separated by training level or age. You may also be able to find classes that are broken down by breed. You won't be able to get as much one-on-one assistance in these classes as if you were going to hire a trainer, but it will give you the knowledge you need to train your dog. One added benefit of attending obedience training classes is that your dog will learn to ignore all kinds of outside stimuli while you teach them, which can be really helpful when you are out in the real world.
You don't want your dog to just run around like some feral animal, so you need to make sure that you get them trained so that they will come when you call and stay where you want them to stay. Training your dog will keep them safe, you safe, and everyone else safer.