Did you know that trained dogs are happy dogs? Who doesn’t want their dog to be happier? Do you want to be happier along with your dog? Dogs love to please their owners and training your dog gives them an opportunity to please their owners. A trained dog is not only a happier dog, their owners are happier also. Train your dog to respond to commands and you will have lots of fun with your dog for many years to come.

Socialize Your Dog

First, it will be easier to socialize your dog or puppy in public, with other dogs and people, if they are trained. It is very important, especially in public, that your dog listens to your commands and obeys them. If your dog doesn’t obey you commands they could find themselves in danger. Imagine, your dog is running towards a busy street and your dog doesn’t listen to your commands. He could be hit by a car.

If you have children in your household or neighborhood, it is important to train your dog so you can remain in control. You need to have control over the environment for the safety of your dog and the child. Having a well trained dog will give you and your dog more pleasure for many years to come. Dogs get pleasure out of pleasing their owners!

Training Your Dog

Do you want to have a stronger bond with your dog? Training your dog will create a stronger bond between you and your dog. Your dog will learn to respond to your commands, making both of you happy.

Below are some basic commands to teach your dog:

  • Down: teach your dog to lay down when you say “down”
  • Heel: teach your dog to walk beside you, not in front of you or behind you, at the same pace you are going
  • No: teaching your dog the word “no” is very important, and can keep your dog from getting into trouble
  • Sit: teaching your dog to sit, one of the most basic training commands, is important to maintain control of your dog
  • Stay: teaching your dog to stay will ensure that your dog will stay where you tell it to stay

Learning these commands will improve the bond that you have with your dog and the happiness that both of you will enjoy. The time you spend training your dog to obey commands is small in comparison to the years of happiness for both of you.

Teaching your dog these commands and others, could prevent many behavior problems in the future. Remember that dogs get pleasure from pleasing you. If you teach them commands to obey, they will respond to please you and both of you are happier!

What have you trained your dog to do? Please feel free to share a story about your dog or leave a comment below. The information on this website is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian, dog trainer, or dog behavioral specialist.