Why I Think Dog Training Is Important
Dogs are known as man’s best friend for a reason. Having had multiple dogs myself over the years, they really are loyal companions that are there for you no matter what. However, like any relationship, it takes a lot of work to develop a strong bond. That is why I think that dog training is essential to the relationship.
When I mention this, people automatically think of tricks like rolling over or playing dead, but I am more talking about obedience training. Your dog should come to you when you call, and they should stay when you say so. This is not only to recognize your authority, but it may keep them safe in certain unsafe circumstances.
Proper house-training of you dog is essential too
Proper house-training is essential, too. You don’t want a dog using the restroom on a floor in your home. If you plan to be away a lot, I think crate-training can also help them to avoid significant issues with improper toilet use and especially with preventing them from developing severe separation anxiety.
There are even more types of training than those I mentioned, but I really think that you should start with the basics and go from there. Every dog and owner relationship is different. With that in mind, I believe that the proper situation for your life with your dog can help you both form a closer relationship with each other.